“Star-studded Night at New York GLAAD Media Awards: Mariah Carey, Laverne Cox, and Jennifer Lawrence Steal the Show with Glamour, Surprises, and Shockers”

When Mariah Carey and Laverne Cox walked the red carpet at the 27th Annual New York GLAAD Media Awards, they raised the fashion bar for everyone. This event followed the West Coast ceremony that took place earlier in the year, and the stars made sure that the East Coast edition was just as glamorous. To add to the excitement, Jennifer Lawrence made a surprise appearance to honor her friend ‘Bob’ De Niro who had been fired. It was definitely a night to remember!

Ladies, get in formation: Mariah Carey set the style bar very high at the 27th Annual New York GLAAD Media Awards on Saturday

Ladies, get in formation: Laverne Cox set the style bar very high at the 27th Annual New York GLAAD Media Awards on Saturday

Hey ladies, take note: Mariah Carey and Laverne Cox showed up in style and set the tone for fashion at the 27th Annual New York GLAAD Media Awards this past weekend.

Keeping them on their toes: New York's award game was strong with surprise guest Jennifer Lawrence turning up to honor her fired Robert De Niro

New York’s award ceremony was full of surprises as Jennifer Lawrence made an unexpected appearance to honor Robert De Niro. Mariah, who was awarded the Ally Award at the event, arrived fashionably late, possibly because she was busy perfecting her red-carpet look. The 46-year-old singer looked radiant in a sheer, form-fitting gown adorned with sparkling jewels. She paired it with nude underwear to maintain her modesty. The dress had a circular pattern created by tiny crystals that shimmered in the light as she hurried to her car.

Stepping it up: As Los Angeles had already thrown the West Coast installment of the ceremony earlier this year, the stars made sure that the East Coast red carpet shined just as bright

Taking it to the next level: Since the West Coast event had already hosted the ceremony earlier this year, the celebrities went all out to ensure that the East Coast red carpet was equally dazzling.

Can't rush greatness: Of course Mariah was fashionably late but that may have been because she busy ensuring she was absolute red carpet perfection with the star glowing -literally - as she stepped out from her Tribeca apartment

Greatness cannot be hurried. Mariah arrived fashionably late, perhaps due to her efforts to look absolutely flawless on the red carpet. She radiated glamour as she emerged from her Tribeca apartment, with her dress featuring a sheer panel that created the illusion of a deep neckline, accentuating her ample cleavage. It was evident that the mother of two has been working hard on her pre-wedding diet, as she looked toned and fit. Despite finishing her European tour, Mariah appeared cheerful and full of energy. She is set to marry Australia’s richest man, James Packer.

Shine bright: For the big night, the Always Be My Baby songstress wore a sheer skin tight gown with just glistening jewels and a pair of barely-there nude knickers stopping her private parts becoming far less private

Shine bright: For the big night, the Always Be My Baby songstress wore a sheer skin tight gown with just glistening jewels and a pair of barely-there nude knickers stopping her private parts becoming far less private

Glitter and glow: On the grand occasion, the singer of the hit song “Always Be My Baby” chose to dress in a form-fitting, sheer gown adorned with sparkling gems. She complemented the look with a pair of nearly invisible nude panties, preventing any potential wardrobe malfunctions.

Ready to walk down the aisle: Clearly the mother of two has been really dedicating herself to her pre-wedding diet - she is set to marry Australia's richest man James Packer - as she looked toned and trim 

All set to tie the knot, the mother of two has been putting in a lot of effort towards her pre-wedding diet, and it shows as she flaunts her toned and trimmed physique. To complement her look, the pop star styled her golden blonde tresses into big curls and protected them from the rain. Despite the unpredictable weather conditions and tardiness, Mariah made sure to make her presence felt on the red carpet. Her fiancé, James Packer – Australia’s wealthiest man, stood by her side while she showcased her stunning dress.

Her number  one: The 46-year-old pop diva was joined by her Aussie husband-to-be who wore a classic suit and bow tie

At the top of her list was the famous pop queen, who at 46 years old, was accompanied by her fiancé from Australia. He looked dapper in a traditional suit and bow tie.

Crowning glory: Adding the glamour, the pop star wore her golden blonde locks out with big curls on the end which she did her best to protect from the rain

The pop star sported a stunning look with her golden blonde hair styled in big curls, which added to her glamorous appearance. Despite the rainy weather, she made sure to take care of her crowning glory.

Least she made it: Caitlyn Jenner skipped the carpet all together, heading straight into the awards 

Caitlyn Jenner didn’t bother with the red carpet and went straight to the awards show. Her partner joined her after she had posed for some photos. Mariah was decked out in bling while the host of the awards show, Laverne, looked stunning in a Mikael D. gown. The 31-year-old actress turned heads in a gorgeous burnt red dress.

Red hot: While Mariah was covered in bling-tastic frosting, Laverne - who was the host of the evening's awards - brought the fire to the red carpet in a Mikael D. gown

Sizzling hot: The red carpet was on fire with Laverne’s Mikael D. gown, as Mariah dazzled in her bling-tastic frosting. Additionally, Laverne was the host for the awards ceremony of the evening.

Dare to bare: Proving fashion is all about taking risks, the star risked a wardrobe malfunction with every pose due to the dress' top which was essential two pieces of fabric held up my minuscule strings across her bust

Dare to bare: Proving fashion is all about taking risks, the star risked a wardrobe malfunction with every pose due to the dress' top which was essential two pieces of fabric held up my minuscule strings across her bust

Taking fashion risks can be exciting, as proven by the star who showed off a daring outfit. Her dress had a unique top made up of just two pieces of fabric held up by tiny strings across her bust. Despite the risk of a wardrobe malfunction, she confidently posed with every move.

Double the diva: Laverne and Mariah made sure to get their right angles as they posed for selfies together 

Laverne and Mariah were spotted taking selfies together, making sure to capture their best angles. Laverne’s dress had the perfect combination of sexiness and elegance for the red carpet. She took a fashion risk by wearing a top that consisted of two pieces of fabric held up by tiny strings across her bust. With every pose she struck, she risked a wardrobe malfunction, but it was worth it as the top showed off her cleavage, side boob, and well-toned obliques. This just proves that in fashion, taking risks is key.

Creating balance: The gown's skirt, however, was more traditional carpet glamour with a centre split which showed leg but just glimpses

Achieving equilibrium: The dress’s lower portion exuded a classic elegance with a middle slit that revealed hints of leg. Nonetheless, the overall style was still glamorous and sophisticated.

Get on board: The gown flowed out into a train adding some drama and an extra dose of glamour 

Join in: The dress had a flowing train that added a touch of drama and extra glamour.

Changing it up: Despite the fact she was hosting the awards, the star somehow found time to make multiple wardrobe changes

Mixing it up: Even though she had a busy schedule as the awards host, the celebrity managed to switch up her outfit multiple times. One of her dresses had barely any fabric at the back, featuring only small straps for support. The skirt of another gown was more typical for red carpet events, with a center split that provided glimpses of leg before flaring out into a stunning mid-length train. For her hair, Laverne opted for a classic look similar to Mariah’s, sporting long, loose locks with a middle part and curly ends.

Not an inch to pinch:Laverne kicked off the proceedings in a slinky green gown, that clung to every curve

Not an inch to pinch: Laverne kicked off the proceedings in a slinky green gown, that clung to every curve

Laverne started off the event with a stunning appearance in a sleek green dress adorned with sparkling Forevermark Diamonds, accentuating her every curve, leaving no room for excess.

But wait there's more: She then changed again to wear a strapless royal blue and black gown and returned to her long red carpet hair style

Hold on, there’s an additional detail: Next, she switched her outfit to a strapless dress that combined shades of royal blue and black, and also reverted back to her previous hairstyle with long flowing locks for the red carpet appearance.

Gorgeous gams: The 31-year-old had an Angelina Jolie moment thanks to the dress' thigh high split

The 31-year-old celebrity flaunted her beautiful legs in a dress with a thigh high split, reminiscent of Angelina Jolie’s iconic look. She complemented her outfit with gold strappy shoes, a square clutch by Emm Kuo with red accents, and plenty of gold jewelry to complete the ensemble. It was a significant night for Laverne, not only because she was hosting an event but also because she will be starring in a new CBS show called Doubt. This news is groundbreaking as the show will have a transgender series regular character played by a transgender actor, making it the first of its kind on broadcast television.

Important role: Connie Britton was at the awards to present Outstanding TV Journalism - Newsmagazine

Significant contribution: Connie Britton graced the awards ceremony with her presence as she presented the award for Outstanding TV Journalism – Newsmagazine.

Sharing the spotlight: The award was won by Diane Sawyer for her Bruce Jenner: The Interview on 20/20 and Diane accepted with Caitlyn Jenner

The limelight was shared as Diane Sawyer received an award for her 20/20 segment featuring Bruce Jenner, now known as Caitlyn. During the acceptance speech, Diane graciously acknowledged Caitlyn’s presence and contribution to the interview.

Wanted more: Caitlyn explained that prior to coming out with the interview she was hounded and mocked and her 'life was really horrible' so, when she decided to reveal her true self, she wanted to do it in such a way that she elevated not just herself, but the trans community

Caitlyn shared that she had a difficult time prior to her interview, as she was constantly harassed and ridiculed. Therefore, when she finally decided to reveal her true self, she wanted to do it in a way that not only helped herself but also the transgender community. Although it was positive news, Laverne pointed out during the awards show that the representation of LGBT characters in Hollywood films is still lacking compared to other forms of media. Despite hosting the event, Laverne managed to make several wardrobe changes, starting out in an alluring green dress that accentuated her figure.

 Her story: The 66-year-old said without Diane or ABC it would have never been possible to reveal her authentic self like she wanted

In her own words, the 66-year-old expressed her gratitude towards Diane and ABC for providing her with the platform to showcase her true self. She believes that without their support, she would not have been able to do so.

Family first: Caitlyn said her biggest concern was always her 10 children but she got a chance to watch the show with Kendall and Kylie as well as Kim, Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian by her side

Prioritizing family: Caitlyn expressed that her primary focus has always been her ten children. She had the opportunity to view the show alongside Kendall, Kylie, Kim, Khloe, and Kourtney Kardashian, emphasizing the importance of spending time with loved ones.

Biggest year of her life: The star said, 'Boy it has been quite a ride for the last year and there is nothing better in life then living your life authentically'

It’s been a wild ride for the star as she reflects on what she calls the biggest year of her life. According to her, nothing beats living life authentically. The dress she wore was quite unique, featuring a halterneck with added long sleeves that resembled gloves. To switch things up, the star decided to go for a shaggy lob hairstyle, with the aid of a wig. Later on, she changed into a stunning strapless gown in royal blue and black, returning to her usual red carpet-long hairstyle.

Dazzled them: The former Olympian wore a sequinned black long sleeve dress which glistened on stage 

Impressed everyone: The ex-Olympian donned a sparkling long-sleeved black dress that shone brightly while she was on stage.

Thanksgiving: The interviewer and the interviewee clearly are now very close after the history making story

Thanksgiving: It’s evident that the relationship between the interviewer and interviewee has become significantly closer following their incredible story.

The before: Prior to heading to the awards, Cait joked about all the extra things she has to do these days prior to a red carpet

The after: As Cait was preparing for the awards, she made light of the additional tasks she now has to complete before walking on the red carpet. Following in Laverne’s footsteps, her Orange is the New Black colleague Jackie Cruz flaunted a daring and revealing gown that showcased an ample amount of cleavage. The event turned into a mini-reunion for the show’s cast members, with Diane Guerrero, Alysia Reiner, Selenis Leyva, and Lea DeLaria also gracing the red carpet. Chelsea Fairless, who came with Lea, proudly displayed her engagement ring, having been engaged since February.

Adding to his collection: Iconic actor Robert De Niro (pictured with wife Grace Hightower) was presented with the Excellence in Media Award 

Acquiring another accolade: The legendary Robert De Niro (photographed alongside his spouse, Grace Hightower) was recently given the Excellence in Media Award.

Unexpected: As she was a surprise, when the Hunger Games star took to the stage, the crowd would not stop cheering making the actress a little nervous

Surprising the audience, the Hunger Games actress nervously took to the stage amidst a constant flow of cheers. Her on and off co-star, Jason Biggs, accompanied her, along with his wife, Jenny Mollen. Carrie Preston also joined them, donning a classic black outfit with her red hair being the only pop of color in her Aidan Mattox dress. Connie Britton, who recently suffered a big career blow with the cancellation of Nashville, bravely showed up in black attire.

He is a leader: The star remarked, 'As one of the greats actors who has ever lived I can learn a lot from him but the most important thing that he has ever taught all of us is acceptance'

As a leader in his field, the famous actor acknowledged that there is a lot to be learned from his colleague. According to him, the most valuable lesson imparted by this individual is that of acceptance. Being one of the greatest actors of all time, he recognizes the importance of humility and learning from others.

'An odd guy with little hands': Robert - whose father was gay - used his speak to take aim at Donald Trump and the increasing conservative views by some sections of America

Robert, a man with unusual features including small hands, utilized his voice to criticize Donald Trump and the growing conservative beliefs in certain parts of the United States. It is known that Robert’s father was homosexual.

Unlikely friends: Bob as Jen calls him, asked the star to present him his award and she revealed that they meet weekly to have drinks

Bob, who Jen affectionately refers to as her unlikely friend, requested that she present his award at the ceremony. During the presentation, Jen divulged that she and Bob meet up for drinks on a weekly basis. Despite receiving some unfortunate news, Connie appeared to be in high spirits and looked stunning in her black slip dress adorned with sequins. Connie was in attendance to present the award for Outstanding TV Journalism – Newsmagazine, which was ultimately received by Diane Sawyer for her 20/20 interview, Bruce Jenner: The Interview. Diane accepted the award alongside Caitlyn Jenner.

Friends in high places: Mariah was presented with her Ally Award by her best friend director Lee Daniels

Mariah was honored with the Ally Award, which was presented to her by none other than her close friend, the director Lee Daniels.

'She's ride or die': The director praised the singer's belief in him saying she made him realise he was more than just the hurtful things his father had said about him after finding out he was gay

The director expressed his admiration for the singer’s unwavering loyalty, praising her belief in him. He credited her for helping him realize that he was more than just the negative things his father had said about him when he came out as gay. Caitlyn recounted how she had been relentlessly harassed and ridiculed prior to publicly coming out, leading to a miserable existence. However, she felt it was crucial to share her true self in a way that would not only elevate herself but also the transgender community. Caitlyn passionately declared that the community deserved respect and dignity, urging them to be recognized as human beings. She acknowledged that without Diane’s support and ABC’s platform, this would not have been possible.

'One of us': Lee who directed Mariah in Precious said that the singer really was there for the LGBTQ munity

According to Lee, the artist was a true ally of the LGBTQ community. He/she identified and related with the community’s struggles and offered support.

Feeling the love: Accepting her award, the star said she was so thankful to everyone in the room, 'Thank you for the unconditional love because it is very difficult for me to have that as I haven't experienced much if it'

Expressing gratitude, the celebrity accepted her award and acknowledged the presence of everyone in the room who had shown her unconditional love. She mentioned that it was not easy for her to receive such love as she had not experienced much of it before. Though her biggest concern had always been her ten children, she was thrilled to have watched the show with Kendall, Kylie, Kim, Khloe, and Kourtney Kardashian by her side. The celebrity expressed her happiness with how everything had turned out and mentioned that nothing is more fulfilling than living one’s life authentically. The past year has been quite a ride for her, but she could not be happier.

Getting it right: The singer said she got nervous she would offend people so made up a way to remember LGBTQ,  'L - legendary, G-  gorgeous, B- beautiful, all of you beautiful people, T- tantalizing and  Q for quality'

The vocalist expressed her concern about potentially offending individuals and disclosed a technique she created to recall the LGBTQ acronym. She chose to associate each letter with a positive attribute, such as legendary, gorgeous, beautiful, tantalizing, and quality, to show appreciation towards all the fantastic people within the community.

Stepping in: The star did not perform but Glee star Alex Newell sung Mariah's hit Hero in her place

Upon arrival, it was discovered that the leading celebrity would not be taking the stage, however, the talented Glee performer, Alex Newell, was able to step in and deliver a stunning rendition of Mariah Carey’s classic anthem, Hero.

Talking wedding prep? Lee and Mariah were seated together along with the pop star's fiance James

Discussing wedding preparations, Lee and Mariah were seated next to each other at the gathering, accompanied by James, the fiance of the popular singer. The occasion also included the presence of Robert De Niro, who received the Excellence in Media Award from a surprise guest, Jennifer Lawrence. As the actress took the stage, she was greeted with enthusiastic applause from the audience, which made her slightly anxious. Following the lead of her close friend Amy Schumer, the 25-year-old started with a humorous remark.

Against the flow: While sparkles seemed to be the order of the day, Diane Kruger broke with the fashion theme wearing a soft flowing yellow gown

Against the flow: While sparkles seemed to be the order of the day, Diane Kruger broke with the fashion theme wearing a soft flowing yellow gown

Going against the norm: Amidst all the glitter and glamour, Diane Kruger stood out by choosing to wear a delicate and graceful flowing yellow dress.

Stylish plus one: Leaving her partner Joshua Jackson at home, the star brought along the gown's designer, Prabal Gurung

Looking chic and accompanied by the designer of her stunning gown, Prabal Gurung, the famous personality decided to leave her partner Joshua Jackson behind.

Designer du jour: Also wearing a creation by Prabal was Australian transgender model Andreja Pejic, who wore a white and lavender chiffon dress with Swarovski crystal embellished bodice

Designer du jour: Also wearing a creation by Prabal was Australian transgender model Andreja Pejic, who wore a white and lavender chiffon dress with Swarovski crystal embellished bodice

Featured designer of the day: Australian transgender model Andreja Pejic rocked a stunning white and lavender chiffon dress with an embellished Swarovski crystal bodice, designed by the talented Prabal.

Didn't get the memo? Victoria's Secret model Josephine Skriver wore a more casual look to the event, featuring a sheer top and short A-line skirt

Did you miss the news? Victoria’s Secret model Josephine Skriver rocked a more laid-back outfit to the event, sporting a see-through top and a cute A-line skirt. During the event, she shared that Robert De Niro had asked her to present him with the GLAAD Excellence in Media Award, stating that he considers her like a daughter. Despite the confusion as to why they were there since De Niro is not gay, he emphasized the importance of acceptance and the lessons that can be learned from the legendary actor. In addition to being a great actor, De Niro has taught us all about the value of accepting others.

Oh hey there! Cait could not help but go over and chat to the Hero songstress during their dinner

Well, hello! Cait just had to strike up a conversation with the talented Hero singer while they were enjoying their meal.

When two becomes one: Andrew Rannells (L) and Noah Galvin hammed it up to present Outstanding Magazine Overall Coverage to Cosmopolitan 

During a recent award ceremony, Andrew Rannells and Noah Galvin presented the Outstanding Magazine Overall Coverage award to Cosmopolitan. In their presentation speech, they spoke highly of Bob, stating that he is the kindest person they have ever met and has a giving heart. They also mentioned that Bob’s quiet strength made it no surprise that he and GLAAD had come together for the event. The duo added some humor by joking about how Bob and GLAAD have something in common – being gay. Andrew and Noah also acknowledged Bob’s advocacy for gay marriage and praised him for using his powerful voice to make a difference in the world.

How low can she go: Laverne's OITNB co-star Jackie Cruz followed her boobtastic lead, with the 29-year-old showing her more than her fair share of cleavage in a very daring - and low cut gown

Laverne’s co-star on “Orange is the New Black”, Jackie Cruz, joined in on the revealing fashion trend by flaunting her ample cleavage in a daring and low-cut dress. It was almost like a reunion for the show’s cast members as Diane Guerrero, Alysia Reiner, and Selenis Leyva also walked the red carpet.

Black is the new black: Their co-star Laura Gomez usually plays one of the scruffier prisoners but she wowed on the carpet

The actress Laura Gomez, who typically portrays one of the more unkempt inmates, impressed onlookers with her appearance on the red carpet. During the acceptance speech, the 72-year-old actor followed his friend’s humorous lead and jokingly remarked to Jennifer that if he were a lesbian, he would be pursuing her romantically, but unfortunately, being a father figure limits his options. Robert, whose father was gay, utilized his speech as an opportunity to criticize Donald Trump and the increasing conservative mindset present in certain parts of America. He highlighted that the LGBT community doesn’t truly understand what it’s like to face discrimination, and that they have it better than others.

Madly in love: Lea DeLaria brought her love Chelsea Fairless, who showed off her new engagement ring. The pair got engaged in February

Head over heels in love, Lea DeLaria was accompanied by her fiancée Chelsea Fairless, who proudly flaunted her sparkling engagement ring. The couple exchanged vows of commitment in February and are now gearing up for the next chapter of their lives together.

Coordinated couple: Their on and off again co-star, Jason Biggs, who brought along wife Jenny Mollen

A couple who are known for their coordinated fashion choices attended an event with their co-star, Jason Biggs, and his wife Jenny Mollen. During his acceptance speech, the well-known actor made a statement about recent news he had seen on television. He expressed his surprise at seeing a man with small hands ranting about discrimination against middle-aged white men. The audience reacted positively to the statement. The actor followed up by saying that he doesn’t judge the characters he plays as an actor, and also doesn’t judge the people he chooses to associate with in his personal life.

Moving on: Putting on a brave face to turn up despite a big career blow was Connie, whose show Nashville was cancelled on Thursday

Moving Forward: Connie showed great strength as she attended her commitments despite suffering a major career setback. Her TV series Nashville was cancelled on Thursday but she put on a brave face and persevered.

Taking it in her stride: Despite the bad news, Connie seemed in a great mood and looked good too in a black slip dress featuring large sequins on the hemline

Taking it in her stride: Despite the bad news, Connie seemed in a great mood and looked good too in a black slip dress featuring large sequins on the hemline

Connie didn’t let the negative news get to her and remained in high spirits. She looked absolutely stunning in a black slip dress that was adorned with large sequins on the hemline.

Hey there red:Rocking classic black was Carrie Preston, who left her red coloured hair to be her only pop of colour in contrast to her Aidan Mattox dress

Hi there! At the recent event, actress Carrie Preston looked stunning in a classic black outfit that beautifully contrasted with her vibrant red hair. She wore an Aidan Mattox dress and let her hair be the only pop of color. Another highlight of the evening was when Mariah Carey received the Ally Award from her friend, director Lee Daniels. He praised Mariah for her work in Precious and said that she truly supports the LGBTQ community. Lee even went on to say that Mariah is not just pretending to support the cause but is one of them through and through.

Lady in red: Musician Bebe Rexha was a vixen in a velvet gown which flashed some serious flesh

Lady in red: Musician Bebe Rexha was a vixen in a velvet gown which flashed some serious flesh

Bebe Rexha, the talented musician, sizzled in her red velvet dress that revealed a lot of skin. She looked nothing less than a seductive diva.

Look two: The 25-year-old performed her hit Me, Myself and I without her usual duet partner on the track, rapper G-Eazy

In the second appearance, the 25-year-old singer performed her popular track Me, Myself and I without her usual collaborator, rapper G-Eazy. The director of the movie Butler also expressed his gratitude towards the singer for inspiring him to do better when he lacked confidence in his abilities. Despite being called a derogatory term by his father, she motivated him to believe in himself and pushed him to be his best. During her acceptance speech, the singer expressed her gratitude to everyone present in the room for showing her unconditional love, which she found difficult to experience as she had not encountered much of it before. While most attendees at the event chose to wear sparkling outfits, Diane Kruger stood out in a soft, flowing yellow gown that broke with the fashion theme.

I Am Cait star and GLAAD Board of Directors member Jenny Boylan

Tamron Hall

Jenny Boylan, a member of the GLAAD Board of Directors and star of I Am Cait, and Tamron Hall from NBC were among the attendees at the event. Boylan looked stunning in a layered halterneck dress made of Jasmine silk crepe de chine and chiffon by fashion house Prabal Gurung. She even brought along the gown’s designer, Prabal Gurung, as her date, leaving her partner Joshua Jackson at home. Transgender model Andreja Pejic also wore a Prabal Gurung creation, a white and lavender chiffon dress with a Swarovski crystal-embellished bodice. The annual awards aim to acknowledge and celebrate fair, accurate, and inclusive representations of the LGBTQ+ community in both news and entertainment media.

Important awards: The Annual event, which is held both in New York and Los Angeles, is to recognize those in the media who are committed to fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community

Significant accolades: The yearly occasion, hosted in both New York and Los Angeles, aims to acknowledge individuals in the media industry who showcase unwavering dedication towards portraying the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community with impartiality, precision, and inclusivity.

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