Glee's double win
- Bang Showbiz
- 19 April 2010
'Glee' was presented with two TV accolades on Saturday (17.04.10) as it scooped the Future Classic Award at the TV Land Awards and the Outstanding Comedy Series prize at the GLAAD Media Awards
'Glee' was presented with two TV awards this weekend.
The musical drama series - which is based around the lives of the members of a US high school glee club - had an extremely successful evening on Saturday (17.04.10) as it was handed both the Future Classic Award at the prestigious TV Land Awards in Los Angeles and given the Outstanding Comedy Series prize at the GLAAD Media Awards.
Actress Jane Lynch, who portrays foul-mouthed cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester, stepped up to accept the honour at the TV Land Awards ceremony before presenting the Icon Award to singer Debbie Harry for her band Blondie's contribution to pop culture through music.
'Glee' stars Dianna Agron and Jenna Ushkowitz - who play Quinn Fabray and Tina Cohen-Chang - were also present.
The night was also special occasion for friends and family of late actress Farrah Fawcett.
The 'Charlie's Angels' star, who lost her life last June after battling anal cancer aged 62, was honoured by her fellow 'angels' from the 70s TV series, actresses Cheryl Ladd and Jaclyn Smith.
Farrah was paid tribute to during the ceremony with a special video - which was introduced by her former partner Ryan O'Neal - in praise of her successful and varied career.
Hollywood actor Tom Hanks was also present at the star-studded ceremony, and reunited with his 'Bosom Buddies' co-stars to accept a special Anniversary Award honour in celebration of the sitcom's 30th birthday.
Mel Brooks and his friend-and-colleague Carl Reiner were also praised, and jointly received the Legend Award for their dedication to the television industry.
Meanwhile, the cast of 'Everybody Loves Raymond' reunited for the evening to receive the Impact Award for their work on the iconic show based on the real-life experiences of actor Ray Romano.
The 21st GLAAD Media Awards - run by the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation organisation - took place in New York on the same night.