Back of The GLAAD Awards Kick Off in NYC by Honoring Tyra The annual series of nationwide GLAAD media award ceremonies kicked off this weekend in NYC. Vanessa Williams and her pregnant Ugly Betty costar Ana Ortiz were two of the attendees, while Tyra Banks received the Excellence in Media Award for her efforts to increase "visibility and understanding of the gay and lesbian community." T.R. Knight and Chris Noth also came out to show their support, taking the stage and looking handsome in their suits. Los Angeles and San Francisco awards are still coming up, but the Manhattan stars looked like they were enjoying the kickoff event as they smiled and mingled the night away. View 50 Photos › Photo 1 Photo 2 Photo 3 Photo 4 Photo 5 To see lots more photos including Christian Siriano, Clay Aiken and many others just . View 50 Photos › Photo 1 Photo 2 Photo 3 Photo 4 Photo 5 Photo 6 Photo 7 Photo 8 Photo 9 Photo 10 Photo 11 Photo 12 Photo 13 Photo 14 Photo 15 Photo 16 Photo 17 Photo 18 Photo 19 Photo 20 Photo 21 Photo 22 Photo 23 Photo 24 Photo 25 Photo 26 Photo 27 Photo 28 Photo 29 Photo 30 Photo 31 Photo 32 Photo 33 Photo 34 Photo 35 Photo 36 Photo 37 Photo 38 Photo 39 Photo 40 Photo 41 Photo 42 Photo 43 Photo 44 Photo 45 Photo 46 Photo 47 Photo 48 Photo 49 Photo 50 Images include: Ana Ortiz, Chris Noth, Christian Siriano, Clay Aiken, T.R. Knight, Tyra Banks, Vanessa Williams, Keith Olbermann, Michael Urie, Tim Gunn, Robert Verdi, Cherry Jones, Judith Light, Phil Donahue, S. Epatha Merkerson, Heather Matarazzo, Michelle Clunie, Jay Manuel, Stockard Channing, Suze Orman, Neil Giuliano Source Comments PensaGrey 8 years ^^^ ah. she's so 'featured' up there I thought that was the deal. I don't bother to read the text... *does anyone?* niqua230 8 years Oh thanks! Yay for Ana! jhilly123 8 years Ana looks so cute here. I can't believe she's so far along now! tuscanstellina 8 years Wow, Tyra's huge ego got through the door?? Amazing Jakee 8 years Tyra is straight, she is a huge supporter of the LGBT community though. PensaGrey 8 years Did Tyra come out or something? :? lulu88 8 years i love vanessa's dress! so different and makes her look younger miss-malone 8 years Tyra looks wonderful, as do the other ladies... lovely dresses!! jaan_black 8 years eww, not flattering pinkprincess1101 8 years Yes she is, she is 5 or 6 months pregnant. amloveaffair 8 years niqua230 I'm pretty sure she is pregnant :) ilanac13 8 years i like tyra's suit there - she looks great and i'm happy that she's getting recognized for her efforts. :) niqua230 8 years Is Ana pregnant ? Or do my eyes deceive me? pinkprincess1101 8 years Ana Ortiz looks so adorable, I bet she is going to get knocked up by Archie on the show. amloveaffair 8 years More and more I'm convinced Tyra is an alien.