Grey's Anatomy Earns GLAAD Award
Grey's Anatomy Earns GLAAD Award
Kris De Leon
Kris De Leon
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
Grey’s Anatomy, known for its controversial medical-themed drama plot, has proven itself to be worthy of yet another honor. The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, a non-profit organization dedicated in promoting the fair and accurate representation of people in events and media, has awarded ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy for its outstanding individual episode entitled Where the Boys Are.

Where the Boys Are, which aired on November 9, 2006, featured a man named Daniel who wanted a sexual reassignment surgery to become a woman, Donna. Initially, Daniel’s wife of the past ten years was astonished to discover that he wanted the surgery. But after much resistance, she decided to stay by his side and support him.

Grey’s Anatomy was recognized despite the unpleasant issue early this year, regarding its cast member Isaiah Washington when he used a gay slur about co-actor T.R. Knight. Later, he apologized and entered a rehab facility to seek counseling.

The GLAAD award is just one of the numerous recognitions Grey’s Anatomy has obtained since 2006. Other awards included a Producers Guild Award, Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, NAACP Image Award, Emmy Award, and Television Critics Award just to name a few.

Apart from Grey’s Anatomy, Little Miss Sunshine won outstanding film in the wide release category. In addition, Brother & Sisters also earned the outstanding drama series award, while Ugly Betty took home the award for outstanding television comedy series. Furthermore, Jennifer Aniston, actress best known for her inclusion on Friends, won the Vanguard Award.

The 18th annual event, which was held Saturday, April 14, 2007, consisted of 42 categories, which are divided into four ceremonies, held in Los Angeles, New York, Miami and San Francisco.

-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist

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