The Netflix series was crowned the best comedy series by the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
The announcement came Saturday during the second half of the 25th annual Media Awards in New York. The annual awards fund the organization’s effort to bring stories of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and issues to Americans.
Orange Is the New Black co-star Laverne Cox accepted the honorary award from the LGBT watchdog group during the first half of the awards in Los Angeles in April. She was joined on stage to accept the award for outstanding comedy series with her co-stars Laura Prepon, Natasha Lyonne, Samira Wiley, Dascha Polanco, Selenis Leyva, Yael Stone, Taryn Manning and Alysia Reiner.
Here is a complete list of winners from the New York ceremony:
• Outstanding film limited release: Concussion (RADiUS/The Weinstein Co.)
• Outstanding comedy series: Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)
• Outstanding individual episode (in a series without a regular LGBT character): “Snow Angels” Elementary (CBS)
• Outstanding film wide release: Philomena (The Weinstein Co.)
• Outstanding talk show episode: “First Openly Gay NBA Player Jason Collins and His Family” Oprah’s Next Chapter (OWN)
• Outstanding TV Journalism — Newsmagazine: “Transgender at 11: Listening to Jazz” 20/20 (ABC)
• Outstanding TV Journalism Segment: “Gay Rights at Work” MSNBC Live (MSNBC)
• Outstanding Magazine Article: “The Hidden War Against Gay Teens” by Alex Morris (Rolling Stone)
• Outstanding Magazine Overall Coverage: The New Yorker
• Outstanding Digital Journalism Article: “Sex, Lies and HIV: When What You Don’t Tell Your Partner Is a Crime” by Sergio Hernandez (Buzzfeed.com/ProPublica.org)
• Outstanding Blog: The New Civil Rights Movement
• Outstanding Novela: Amores Verdaderos (Univision)
• Outstanding Daytime Talk Show Episode: “Una pareja gay celebrara el Dia del Padre luego de luchar por sus derechos” Despierta America (Univision)
• Outstanding TV Journalism — Newsmagazine: “Rompiendo Estereotipos” Aqui y Ahora (Univision)
• Outstanding Newspaper Article: “Desiguales por imperativo legal” by Jose Angel Gonzalo Garcia de Leon (Diario Las Americas)
• Outstanding Digital Journalism Article: “Richard Blanco: el poeta latino y gay que conquisto a Barack Obama” by Daniel Basteiro (voces.huffingtonpost.com)