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37th Annual Gracie National Award® Winners Are Announced

By Adrienne Papp

Alliance for Women in Media Foundation Announces Grand Award Winners to be Recognized at Annual Gala, Featuring the Biggest Names in News and Entertainment

The awards will be presented at a black-tie Gala at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, Los Angeles, CA on Tuesday, May 22, 2012. This black-tie event will be hosted by Angela Kinsey of the award-winning TV show The Office. Local market, public and student award winners will be announced later this week. In preparation for the awards Gala, Gracie Award statues are being engraved for such talented women as Christina Applegate, Giada de Laurentiis, Delilah, Angie Harmon and Rachel Maddow and in recognition of such dynamic programming as ABC’s Revenge, CBS News’ 60 Minutes and OWN’s Oprah’s Master Class.

The Gracies each year 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.

Each year the Gracies Gala attracts the best and brightest in all aspects of the media. In addition to the above, this year’s national winners include: E!’s Chelsea Lately; HBO/Game of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke; CNN’s Elizabeth Cohen; Lifetime’s Five; NPR’s Lulu Garcia-Navarro; Oxygen Network’s The Glee Project; MTV’s Lady Gaga: Inside the Outside; ABC Family/Switched at Birth’s Constance Marie; ESPN’s Women’s World Cup Coverage— representing a broad cross-section of outstanding actors, reporters, stories and programs.

“This year’s Gracie Award winners exemplify the profound impact women are making on all forms of media,” stated 2012 AWMF Chair Valerie Blackburn.  “We look forward to honoring talented individuals and outstanding programming during the Gracies Gala.”

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.

“We are proud to recognize women who create innovative, intelligent, and insightful programming,” said AWMF President Erin M. Fuller, CAE.  “The Gracies continues to be the preeminent opportunity to celebrate women’s accomplishments and contributions to the media industry.”

Supporting the Gracies is synonymous with supporting women’s achievements in all facets of media and entertainment.

2012 Gracie Award Winners:

2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup – USA v. Brazil

Outstanding Sports Program

ESPN

 

60 Minutes: Christine Lagarde

Outstanding Interview Program or Feature

CBS News

 

Angie Harmon

Outstanding Female Actor in a Leading Role in a Drama Series or Special

Turner/Rizzoli & Isles

 

Because I’m a Girl

Outstanding Soft News Feature

CNN

 

Callie Thorne

Outstanding Female Actor in a Leading Role in a Drama Series or Special

USA Network/Necessary Roughness

 

Carrie Brownstein

Outstanding Female Actor in a Supporting Role in a Comedy Series or Special

IFC/Portlandia

 

CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley: Summer Hunger– Woman Tries to Fight U.S. Child Hunger

Outstanding Hard News Feature

The CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley

 

Chelsea Lately

Outstanding Talk Show – Entertainment/ Information

NBCUniversal/E!

 

Christina Applegate

Outstanding Female Actor in a Leading Role in a Comedy Series or Special

Universal Television/Up All Night

 

CNBC 360: Innovation with Maria Bartiromo

Outstanding Commercial / Promotion

CNBC

 

Constance Marie

Outstanding Female Actor in a Supporting Role in a Drama Series or Special

ABC Family/Switched at Birth

 

Giada de Laurentiis

Outstanding Host – Lifestyle

Scripps Networks Interactive/Food Network

 

Deb Carson

Outstanding Reporter/Correspondent

Fox Sports Radio

 

Delilah

Outstanding Host – Entertainment/Information

Premiere Networks

 

Elizabeth Cohen

Outstanding Reporter/Correspondent

CNN

 

Emilia Clarke

Outstanding Female Rising Star in a Drama Series or Special

HBO/Game of Thrones

 

Five

Outstanding Drama

Lifetime

 

Florence Henderson

Outstanding Host – Entertainment/Information

RLTV

 

Hannah Storm

Outstanding Producer – Entertainment

espnW

 

Harry’s Law

Outstanding Drama

Warner Bros. Television

 

Hot in Cleveland

Outstanding Comedy

TV Land

 

Lady Gaga: Inside the Outside

Outstanding Documentary

MTV

 

Lisa Mullins

Oustanding Anchor – News or News Magazine

PRI’s The World

 

Lizzy Weiss

Outstanding Producer-Entertainment

ABC Family/Switched at Birthday

 

Loretta Devine

Outstanding Female Actor in a Featured Role

ABC/Grey’s Anatomy

 

Lulu Garcia-Navarro

Oustanding Reporter/Correspondent

NPR

 

Miss Representation

Outstanding Documentary

Miss Representation

 

Oprah’s Master Class

Outstanding Portrait/Biography

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network

 

Rachel Maddow

Outstanding Host – News/Non-Fiction

MSNBC

 

Revenge

Outstanding Drama

ABC Studios

 

Rising Violence in California Psychiatric Hospitals

Outstanding Series

NPR

 

Sarah Shahi

Outstanding Female Actor in a Breakthrough Role

USA Network/Fairly Legal

 

Savannah Guthrie

Outstanding Reporter/Correspondent

NBC News/TODAY Show

 

Season 25: Oprah Behind The Scenes

Outstanding Reality Show

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network

 

Seriously Funny Kids with Heidi Klum

Outstanding – Children/Adolescent Non-Animated Program

Lifetime

 

Sheila Nevins

Outstanding Producer – News/Non-Fiction

HBO Documentary Films/Gloria: In Her Own Words

 

Sheri Lynch’s Commencement Address

Outstanding Talk Show – Entertainment/Information

Greater Media Charlotte

 

Susanne Rostock

Outstanding Director – News/Non-Fiction

HBO Documentary Films/Sing Your Song

 

The Glee Project

Outstanding Reality Show

Oxygen

 

The Peace Corps: Trust Betrayed

Outstanding Investigative Program or Feature

ABC News

 

TODAY Show

Outstanding Talk Show – News

NBC News

 

Tricia Brock

Outstanding Director – Entertainment

Universal Television/30 Rock

 

Wishful Drinking

Outstanding Programming Special or Variety

HBO Documentary Films

 

WordGirl

Outstanding Children/Adolescent Animated Program

Scholastic Media

 

About the Author of This Article:  Lady Adrienne Papp is a recognized journalist who has written for many publications including Savoir, Beverly Hills 90210Malibu BeachSanta Monica SunThe Beverly Hills TimesBrentwood News, Bel-Air View,Celebrity Society,Celeb Staff, It MagazineChic TodayLA2DAYWest Side Todayamong many others. She is the President and CEO of Los Angeles / New York-based publicity company, Atlantic Publicityand publishing house, Atlantic Publisher. Adrienne writes about world trends, Quantum Physics, entertainment and interviews celebrities, world leaders, inventors, philanthropists and entrepreneurs. She also owns Atlantic United Films that produces and finances true stories made for theatrical release or the silver screen. Spotlight News Magazineis owned by Atlantic United, Incwith Adrienne Pappbeing the majority shareholder.

 

 

 

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6 Comments

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