Alliance for Women in Media Foundation Announces 39th Annual Gracie National Award Winners

The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation is pleased to announce the 2014 national winners of the 39th Annual Gracie Awards, to be presented at gala at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on May 20, 2014. Winners include Mindy Kaling, Jane Fonda, Mariska Hargitay, Robin Roberts, and more.

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The Gracie Awards recognize women who have created inspiring, intelligent and innovative media.

McLean, VA (PRWEB) February 18, 2014

The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (AWMF) is pleased to announce the 2014 national winners of the 39th Annual Gracie Awards. The awards will be presented at a black-tie Gala at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, Los Angeles, CA on Tuesday, May 20, 2014. Local market, public, digital and student award winners will be announced later this week and will be recognized at the Gracies Awards Luncheon on June 11, 2014 in New York.

In preparation for the awards Gala, Gracie Award statues are being engraved for such accomplished women such as Mindy Kaling (The Mindy Project), Jane Fonda (The Newsroom), Mariska Hargitay (Law & Order: SVU) and Robin Roberts (Good Morning America), and in recognition of such dynamic programming and talent as ABC’s Scandal, CBS News’s 60 Minutes, SiriusXM Satellite Radio’s Julia Cunningham, Warner Horizon Television/NBC’s The Voice, TBS/Cougar Town’s Christa Miller, OWN’s Oprah's Lifeclass, CNN’s Suzanne Malveaux, HBO’s Veep and BBC America/Orphan Black’s Tatiana Maslany — representing a broad cross-section of outstanding actors, reporters, stories and programs. (See accompanying pages for full release of winners.)

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 Gracie Awards recognize women who have created inspiring, intelligent and innovative media,” said 2014 AWMF Chair Kay Olin. “The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation’s signature event is a wonderful celebration of the important contributions women make to all areas of the media industry.”

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.

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 2014 Gracies, please visit http://www.thegracies.org. For the most up-to-date, insider information, follow the Gracie Awards on Twitter @thegracies.

CREDENTIALED PRESS: For press information in regard to covering the red carpet and the event, please contact Erica Samadani, Ogilvy Public Relations at (310) 280-2456.

2014 Gracie Award Winners – National
(in alphabetical order)

60 Minutes: Justice Sotomayor
Outstanding Interview Program or Feature
CBS News

Amy
Outstanding Morning/Afternoon Drive Personality
Premiere Network/The Bobby Jones Show

Autism on Broadway
Outstanding Soft News Feature
CBS Radio News

Born in the USA: Instant Citizenship on Saipan
Outstanding Investigative Program or Feature
Radio Free Asia

Call Me Crazy: A Five Film
Outstanding Ensemble Cast - Drama
Lifetime

Carry On
Outstanding Sports Program
ESPN

Casting By
Outstanding Documentary
HBO

Christa Miller
Outstanding Female Actor in a Supporting Role in a Comedy or Musical
TBS/Cougar Town

Dana Perry
Outstanding Producer - Documentary/Reality
HBO

Erika Christensen
Outstanding Female Actor in a Supporting Role in a Drama
Universal Television/Parenthood

Fists of Fury
Outstanding Hard News Feature
Al Jazeera America

Generation Cryo
Outstanding Series
MTV

Good Morning America
Outstanding Talk Show - News
ABC News

I am Malala
Outstanding Interview Program or Feature
The Current, CBC Radio One

Iyanla Vanzant
Outstanding Host - Entertainment/Information
OWN/Iyanla: Fix My Life

Jane Fonda
Outstanding Female Actor in a Featured or Guest Role
HBO/The Newsroom

Julia Cunningham
Outstanding Host - Entertainment/Information
Sirius XM Satellite Radio

Julie Mason
Outstanding Host - News/Non-Fiction
Sirius XM Satellite Radio

Lesli Linka Glatter
Outstanding Director - Entertainment
HBO/The Newsroom

Liliana Olszewski
Outstanding Director - News
ABC News

Mariska Hargitay
Outstanding Female Actor in a Leading Role in a Drama
NBC/Law & Order: SVU

Mary Rogers
Outstanding Producer - News
CNN

Megan Robertson
Outstanding Online Producer
The Huffington Post / HuffPost Live

Michele Tafoya
Outstanding On-Air Talent: Sports Program
NBC Sports

Mindy Kaling
Outstanding Female Actor in a Leading Role in a Comedy
Universal Television/FOX’s The Mindy Project

Moll Anderson
Outstanding Host - Lifestyle/Health Program
Moll Anderson Productions

Monique Chenault
Outstanding Producer - Entertainment
BET Networks

Nick News with Linda Ellerbee
Outstanding Family Programming
Nickelodeon

One School, One Year
Outstanding Series
Marketplace (American Public Media)

Oprah's Lifeclass
Outstanding Talk Show - Entertainment/Information
OWN

Patty Ameno's One-Woman Nuclear Crusade
Outstanding Original Online Programming - Standalone Video
The Wall Street Journal

Pressured: Freedom of the Press
Outstanding Documentary
Univision Network News

Raid in the Philippines
Outstanding Investigative Program or Feature
ABC News

Robin Roberts
Outstanding Reporter/Correspondent
ABC News

Robin Sindler
Outstanding Producer - News
NBCUniversal

Scandal
Outstanding Drama
ABC

Sharon Epperson
Outstanding Online Host or Correspondent
CNBC

Sheri Lynch "Chit Chat's" Bedtime Story
Outstanding Talk Show - Entertainment/Information
Greater Media Charlotte

Small Business Success
Outstanding Lifestyle/Health Program
CNN

Super Fun Night
Outstanding Ensemble Cast - Comedy
Warner Bros. Television/ABC

Susan Page/Capitol Download
Outstanding Original Online Programming - Series
USA TODAY

Suzanne Malveaux
Outstanding Anchor - News or News Magazine
CNN

Tatiana Maslany
Outstanding Female Actor in a Breakthrough Role
BBC America/Orphan Black

The Voice
Outstanding Reality Show
Warner Horizon Television/NBC

Veep
Outstanding Comedy
HBO

Wanda Sykes presents HERLARIOUS
Outstanding Special or Variety
OWN

Where Angels Play
Outstanding Soft News Feature
NBC Nightly News

About the Alliance for Women in Media (AWM): The Alliance for Women in Media advances the influence and impact of women in all forms of media. AWM is a diverse community – whether type of media, job or global location – that facilitates industry-wide collaboration, education, and innovation. Established in 1961 as American Women in Radio & Television (AWRT), AWM is the longest-established professional association dedicated to advancing women in media and entertainment. AWM harnesses the promise, passion and power of women in all forms of media to empower career development, engage in thought leadership, and drive positive change for our industry and societal progress.

About the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation: The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (formerly known as The Foundation of American Women in Radio & Television) supports and promotes educational programs, charitable activities, public service campaigns and scholarships to benefit the public, the electronic media and allied fields. The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation has created partnerships and joint-initiatives with the National Middle School Association, the Emma Bowen Foundation, the American Red Cross and other organizations that are philosophically aligned with the mission of the Foundation. The Foundation supports Empowering America®, an initiative which pays tribute to many of America’s most pioneering and inspiring women. Through this program, the Foundation provides Empowering America® educational collateral to needy urban middle schools around the country. The Foundation also produces nationally acclaimed recognition programs, including the Gracie Awards®, a live gala that honors exemplary programming created for, by, and about women.


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