Kornbread, Joel Kim Booster, Dylan Mulvaney, David Archuleta | Image Credits: Chelsea Guglielmino

The 2023 Queerties Awards really did the thing!

Last month, at a sparkling celebration in Hollywood, our favorite queer entertainers, celebrities, influencers, and some special guests gathered to honor the very best of media and culture, as well as our community’s brightest stars and innovators, at the 11th annual Queerties Awards.

And now you can watch along with all the festivities from the comfort of your own couch, streaming in full on our YouTube channel. Check out the show here, and then scroll below to see some of our favorite photos from the night:

With over 1.9 million votes across 24 categories, it was our biggest Queerties yet, and the evening proved that with a lively ceremony kicked off by a surprise performance from Breakout Musical Artist nominee Madison Rose.

The event was presided over by the iconic, inimitable Bianca Del Rio. As last year’s Drag Royalty winner, she made her grand return to host this time around—and you better believe no one in the room was safe from her legendary reads.

Among the VIPs to walk the red carpet were several past and current Queerties Awards nominees and winners, including Joel Kim Booster, Sasha Colby, David Archuleta, Philemon Chambers, E.R. Fightmaster, Frankie Grande, Harvey Guillén, Arisce Wanzer, Johnny Sibilly, Kerri Colby, and Larry Edwards, a.k.a. the legendary drag queen Hot Chocolate.

Also in attendance was Drag Race‘s current reigning Miss Congeniality, Kornbread “The Snack” Jeté, who won the Future All-Star award, and the hilarious TonyTalks who was named this year’s Favorite Insta-Follow. Previous Podcast winners Alaska and Willam returned to the Queerties stage to accept their Documentary award for Access All Area: The AAA Girls Tour, and the lovely ladies of IMHO: The Show, Darby Lynn Cartwright and Alexis Bevels, delivered an unforgettable pair of speeches after winning the Webseries category.

The whole night was made even more memorable thanks to our special award honorees. Drag Race All-Star Kylie Sonique Love was there to present our Groundbreaker Award to social media superstar Dylan Mulvaney, who was radiant in pink and brought the crowd to tears. Then, beloved actress and ally Lisa Edelstein came to the stage to present our Queerty Icon Award to the brilliant singed-songwriter Rufus Wainwright, who gave us all a rousing reminder of just how far our community has come.

And, if that wasn’t enough, VINCINT was there to close out the show and get everyone dancing with his irresistible bops. it was the perfect way to cap off a magical night.

Scroll down to see some of our favorite pictures from the event, and you can find the complete list of Queerties winners right HERE

Vincint, Dylan Mulvaney | Image Credit: Christopher Polk
Rufus Wainwright, Lisa Edelstein | Image Credit: Christopher Polk
Kornbread Jeté | Image Credit: Christopher Polk
Bianca Del Rio | Image Credit: Christopher Polk
Hot Chocolate | Image Credit: Christopher Polk
Alaska, Tomas Costanza, Ash Gordon, Nick Adams, Jackie Cox and Spencer Liff accepting the Live Theater award for ‘Drag: The Musical’ | Image Credit: Chelsea Guglielmino
Frankie Grande, Jake Borelli | Image Credit: Christopher Polk
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 28: Sasha Colby attends The Queerties 2023 Awards celebration at EDEN Sunset on February 28, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Chelsea Guglielmino/Getty Images)
Madison Rose kicking off the night with an incredible performance | Image Credit: Christopher Polk
Philemon Chambers | Image Credit: Christopher Polk
Tony Talks accepts the award for Favorite Insta-Follow from Bianca Del Rio | Image Credit: Chelsea Guglielmino
Sadie Pines, Tenderoni | Image Credit: Christopher Polk
Nico Greetham, Fin Argus | Image Credit: Chelsea Guglielmino
Heidi N Closet | Image Credit: Christopher Polk
Bob The Drag Queen accepts the Podcast award | Image Credit: Chelsea Guglielmino
Harvey Guillén | Image Credit: Christopher Polk
Kerri Colby | Image Credit: Christopher Polk
Boulet Brothers | Image Credit: Christopher Polk
IMHO: The Series’ Alexis Bevels and Darby Lynn Cartwright | Image Credit: Christopher Polk
Vincint closes out the show with “Higher” | Image Credit: Christopher Polk
Dylan Mulvaney, winner of the Groundbreaker Award | Image Credit: Chelsea Guglielmino

See the complete list of Queerties winners HERE.

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