The envelopes have been opened and the awards presented...
THE 2005 fraank MEDIA AWARDS WINNERS:

ROBERT VERDI:
E! Entertainment television style guru Roberth Verdi made Carson Kressley possible. A former jewelry designer, Verdi once did straight interviews on gay TV. Now his gay interviews on straight TV has spread the word that -- SUCK IT, MARY! -- it's okay to be Gay & Fabulous. This is his first fraank Awards nomination and his first win.

LADY BUNNY:
With a flair for potty-mouthed humor and a wig the size of an Escalade, actress/comedienne Lady Bunny fights for equal rights for all of God's creatures -- particularly drag queens and other furry animals -- and makes us scream with laughter while she's doing it. The founder of Wigstock, Lady Bunny is definitely a hare-do! This is her first fraank Awards nomination and her first win.
BOBBY RIVERS:
Although he has never made love to Billy Bob Thornton -- on screen -- Bobby Rivers is widely considered to the be Halle Berry of hosting. Part Bear, part Blacktress, Rivers opened the doors for other flambouyant hosts as the first openly gay and openly African-American VH1 vee-jay. This is his first fraank Awards nomination and his first win.
MICHAEL MUSTO:
Village Voice columnist Michael Musto didn't invent the word "Downtown" but he has always defined it. One of only two known Italian-American only children, he has managed to combine uproarious comedy, incisive commentary and bold gay activism into a must-read column that has aged even less than he has. That Bitch. This is his first fraank Awards nomination and his first win.
SQUIDWARD TENTACLES:
A clarinet virtuoso and longtime Krusty Krab cashier, Squidward Tentacles has been putting the Bottom in Bikini Bottom since 1999. The wind beneath the skate wings of a certain porous yellow TV sensation, he was overlooked in the recent gay cartoon characters scandal...much to his dismay. This is his first fraank Awards nomination and his first win.
LIZZ WINSTEAD:
A heterosexual womain so homo-friendly that she once ended up on the Out 100, Lizz Winstead has garnered a cult following among "the gays" as the co-creator of "The Daily Show" and a founder of "Air America." The 1998 recipient of the Red Vadge of Courage, this is her first fraank Awards nomination and her first win.
FRANK MAYA:
Frank Maya was a gay comedy pioneer who opened the doors for so many of us. As one of the first openly gay stand-up comedians, he encouraged others to come out...laughing. He imagined a future for gay comedians -- one in which they not only found mainstream success but had families to share their lives with offstage. He imagined his kids, running around a gorgeous Palm Springs patio, screaming "Daddy's a Fag! Daddy's a FAG!"..."Shut up," he'd say, "gay jokes paid for that pool." Frank Maya was taken from us way too early, but his legacy won't be forgotten.
FRANK DECARO:
A writer/comedian/radio show host who takes matters -- and anything edible -- into his own hands, Frank DeCaro has raised self-absorption to an art form. His book -- about himself -- and his groundbreaking newspaper column -- also about himself -- won praise from critics but failed to buy him a condo. This is the first fraank Awards nomination for the "Nattering Star-Fucker" and his first win.