Tuesday, February 26, 2013

38th Gracie National Award Winners Announced

Award Winners to be Recognized at Annual Gala Featuring the Biggest Names in News and Entertainment


February 26, 2013 (McLean, VA) –­ Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (AWMF) is pleased to announce the 2013 national winners of the 38th Annual Gracie Awards. The awards will be presented at a black-tie Gala at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, Los Angeles, CA on Tuesday, May 21, 2013. Local market, public, digital and student award winners will be announced later this week.

In preparation for the awards Gala, Gracie Award statues are being engraved for such accomplished women as Lena Dunham, Julianne Moore, Amy Poehler, and Robin Roberts, and in recognition of such dynamic programming and talent as ABC Family/Pretty Little Liars’ Lucy Hale, CNBC’s The Suze Orman Show, CNN’s Gaza/Israel Conflict Coverage, ESPN’s Outside the Lines, Fox/The Mindy Project’s Mindy Kaling, Lifetime’s Steel Magnolias, Nickelodeon’s Nick News with Linda Ellerbee, NPR’s Ina Jaffe, OWN’s Super Soul Sunday, The Style Network’s Giuliana & Bill, NBC/Smash’s Angelica Houston, and Univision’s The Woman in the Mirror representing a broad cross-section of outstanding actors, reporters, stories and programs. 

The Gracies recognize exemplary programming created for women, by women and about women in all facets of media and entertainment, as well as individuals who have made contributions to the industry. The awards program also encourages the realistic and multifaceted portrayal of women in entertainment, news, features and other programs.

“The Gracies Awards recognize the women in front of and behind the scenes of intelligent programming that teaches and entertains,” stated 2013 AWMF Chair Kay Olin. “We look forward to showcasing the incredible work of these accomplished women at the Gracies.”

The Gracies are presented by the AWM Foundation, the philanthropic arm of AWM which supports educational programs, charitable activities, public service campaigns and scholarships to benefit the public and women in the media. The Gracie Awards, established in 1975, honor programming and individuals of the highest caliber in all facets of radio, television, cable and web-based media, including news, drama, comedy, public service, documentary and sports.

“The Gracies is a night to celebrate and share the compelling work of so many talented women in media,” said AWMF President Erin M. Fuller, CAE. “The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation’s signature event is a showcase of the diverse, important and inspiring contributions women make to the media industry.”

Supporting the Gracies is synonymous with supporting women’s achievements in all facets of media and entertainment. Reserve your table and demonstrate your commitment to the AWM Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit charity. Sponsored tables are available ranging from $10,000 to $50,000. For more information, please contact AWMF at (703) 506-3290.

For more information about the Gracie Awards, please visit www.thegracies.org.

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