Kathy Griffin & Ellen DeGeneres Top 2009 GLAAD Awards


Kathy Griffin may have been a big winner at the 20th Annual GLAAD Media Awards last night, but she accepted the ceremony's Vanguard Award in one very mini-outfit.

The "Life on the D-List" comedienne took to the stage at Los Angeles' Nokia Live Theatre in a bikini to accept her award from "Grey's Anatomy" star T.R. Knight.

VIEW THE PHOTOS: GLAAD Media Awards 2009

No less flashy, but a lot more covered at the award show, was talk show host Ellen DeGeneres, who looked ready to start a rock band in sneakers and a black skinny tie. Her chat program was awarded with Outstanding Talk Show Episode for "Ellen & Portia's Wedding Day." The longtime couple wed in August 2008, while same-sex marriages were briefly legal in California before the November passing of Prop. 8.

Among the other winner at last night's event? Showtime's "The L Word" in the Special Recognition category, which was joined in the category by FunnyorDie.com viral video "Prop 8: The Musical"; "Milk" for Outstanding Film – Wide Release; ABC's "Desperate Housewives" for Outstanding Comedy Series; ABC's "Brothers & Sisters" for Outstanding Drama Series and "Unidentified Funk," an episode of CBS' "The New Adventures of Old Christine," for Outstanding Individual Episode.

VIEW THE PHOTOS: Ellen DeGeneres

Further GLAAD awards will be presented at the San Francisco installment of the ceremony on May 9.

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