VIDEO & PHOTOS: Kristin Chenoweth Honored At Star-Studded GLAAD Awards In LA

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Broadway beauty (and Glee guest star) Kristin Chenoweth received the Vanguard Award, and NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt got the Stephen F. Kolzak Award, at GLAAD’s (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) 22nd annual Media Awards at Los Angeles’ Westin Bonaventure Hotel on Sunday, where the stars came out en mass.

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“Having so much fun!” Chenoweth tweeted during the festivities Sunday night.

Chenoweth, who received the honors for taking a public stand for gay actors in their ability to to play straight roles, was presented with her award by her Broadway co-star, Sean Hayes. (The pair appeared together in Promises, Promises.)

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Last year, after Newsweek writer Ramin Setoodeh said the openly gay Hayes was unconvincing in his role as a straight man in the Broadway production, Chenoweth jumped to the defense of her co-star, calling Setoodeh’s words offensive.

“I’ve observed nothing ‘wooden’ or ‘weird’ in [Hayes’] performance, nor have I noticed the seemingly unwieldy presence of a ‘pink elephant’ in the Broadway Theater,” she said. “This article offends me because I am a human being, a woman and a Christian.

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“For example, there was a time when Jewish actors had to change their names because anti-Semites thought no Jew could convincingly play Gentile.”

In a surprise appearance, country legend Dolly Parton presented Greenblatt with his award during the ceremony, which was hosted by Parks and Recreation co-stars Amy Poehler and Rashida Jones.

Other winners on the night included Glee and Modern Family, which tied for best comedy, and I Love You Phillip Morris, which received outstanding film (limited release).

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Stars in attendance included the cast of Fox’s hit Glee, Spiderman stunner Kirsten Dunst, sexy Lisa Vanderpump and reality star Tori Spelling.

For a full list of winners and photos from the event check out http://www.glaad.org/mediaawards/22/la.

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Watch the video on RadarOnline.com

The GLAAD Media Awards continue in San Francisco on May 14.

 

 

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