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ALLIANCE FOR WOMEN IN MEDIA FOUNDATION ANNOUNCE THE 2016 GRACIE AWARDS WINNERS

ALLIANCE FOR WOMEN IN MEDIA FOUNDATION ANNOUNCE THE 2016 GRACIE AWARDS WINNERS

TINA FEY, JADA PINKETT SMITH, ANGELA BASSETT, CYNTHIA NIXON, KATHIE LEE GIFFORD AMONG WINNERS TO BE HONORED AT THE

41st ANNUAL GRACIE AWARDS ON MAY 24OlympusHasFallen_Bassett

Local Market, Public and Student Award-Winners to be

Honored at the Gracies Awards Luncheon on June 21

Los Angeles, CA, March 21, 2016 – In a milestone year of record-breaking entries, the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (AWMF) celebrates women by recognizing their outstanding achievements across all sectors in media. This year’s 41st annual Gracie Awards, in support of the AWMF’s educational programs, charitable activities, public service and scholarship campaigns that benefit women in media, will take place on Tuesday, May 24th at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. The spectacular evening event will recognize such esteemed honorees as Tina Fey, Angela Bassett, Cynthia Nixon, Jada Pinkett Smith, Kathie Lee Gifford, along with some of the most talented women behind the camera. Then in June, local market, public and student award winners will be recognized at the Gracies Awards Luncheon on June 21 at Cipriani in New York, New York.

This year, AWMF is taking a fresh and exciting new approach to the Gracie Awards show programming by naming Vicangelo Bulluck as Executive Producer. Bulluck’s extensive portfolio includes opening the Hollywood Bureau office of the national NAACP and was its first executive director. He also served as the Managing Director of Outreach and Special Events for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. At the Academy, Bulluck managed the production of the Governors Awards, the Sci-Tech Awards, the Student Academy Awards and the first-ever Oscars Concert. Bulluck was recently announced as an Executive Producer for the 2016 Democratic National Convention.

Kristen Welch, Alliance for Women in Media Foundation Chair, and SVP, Global Content Operations at Discovery Communications said in making the announcement, “The AWMF, through the Gracie Awards, is honored to recognize the collective, powerful voices of women from across the media landscape. Their influence and inspiration on and off the camera, encourages our future generations to build on the foundation and opportunities created by the great women before them.”

The evening will spotlight prolific women in the industry who continue to lay the groundwork, break down barriers and lead by example in creating equal opportunity for future generations. This year’s national radio, TV and interactive media Gracie Awards honorees are (please see attached for a full list of local, public and student winners):
TELEVISION

#IAmUnbroken
News Series
NBC News’ TODAY Show

A Path Appears
Director – Documentary
Show Of Force
ABC News: Captive: A Journey of Hope and Survival
Interview Program
ABC NEWS
Alice Brennan and Connie Fossi (Cock Fight: One Man’s Battle Against The Chicken Industry)
Producer- Documentary/Reality/Non-Fiction
Fusion Network
Allison Janney (Mom)
Female Actor in a Supporting Role in a Comedy or Musical
CBS
Amanpour
Talk Show – News
CNN International
Angela Bassett
Director- Lifestyle
National Geographic Channel
Arwa Damon
Reporter/Correspondent
CNN International
Aunjanue Ellis
Female in a Leading Role in a Made for TV Movie or Limited Series
BET Networks
Being Mary Jane
Drama
BET Networks
Belief
Documentary
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network
Black Girls Rock
Variety
BET Networks
Blaming Melissa
Investigative Program or Feature
CBS News
Bravo’s “Odd Mom Out”
Comedy
Bravo Media
Countdown to the Special Olympics World Games with Robin Roberts
Producer- Sports Programming
ESPN and Rock’n Robin Productions
Cynthia Nixon (Stockholm, Pennsylvania)
Female in a Supporting Role in a Made for TV Movie or Limited Series
Lifetime
Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt)
Female Actor in a Leading Role in Comedy or Musical
Universal Television / Netflix
Escape From Terror
Grand Winner: Hard News Feature
PBS Newshour
Flesh and Bone
Limited Series or Made for Television Movie
Starz Entertainment
Good Morning America, ABC News
Talk Show – News
ABC NEWS
Iyanla: Fix My Life
Non-Fiction or Reality Show
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network
Jada Pinkett Smith (Gotham)
Female Actor in a Supporting Role in a Drama
Tencer & Associates PR, INC
Karen Malach – The Legend of Korra
Producer- Entertainment
Nickelodeon (Global)
Kathie Lee Gifford
On-Air Talent – Entertainment
NBC News’ TODAY Show
Kristine Leahy
On-Air Talent – Sports
FOX Sports
Melia Patria ABC News
Producer- News
ABC NEWS
Moms Helping Moms
Hard News Feature
NBC News’ TODAY Show
Norah O’Donnell
On-Air Talent – News or News Magazine (Anchor, Host)
CBS News
Oprah’s Master Class
Portrait / Biography
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network
Project Mc²
Family Programming
Netflix
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel (#215)
Sports Program
HBO
Shining a Light: Conversations on Race in America
Special
A&E Network

Stephanie Laing
Director- Entertainment
HBO
SuperSoul Sunday
Talk Show – Entertainment, Lifestyle, Health
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network
Testing Female Marines
Hard News Feature
CBS News
The Cosby Accusers Speak
Interview Feature
NBC News
The Girl in the Picture
Soft News Feature
CBS News
The Mindy Project
Ensemble Cast
Universal Television / Hulu
Tina Fey (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt)
Female Actor in a Featured or Guest Role
Universal Television / Netflix
Vera Farmiga (Bates Motel)
Female Actor in a Leading Role in a Drama
Universal Television
Yara Shahidi (black-ish)
Female in a Breakthrough Role
ABC Television

RADIO

 

#15Girls
Public Affairs
NPR
#15Girls
Hard News Feature
NPR
Anna Sale, host of Death, Sex & Money
Podcast Host
WNYC Radio
CBS Sports Radio’s ‘After Hours with Amy Lawrence’
Host- Sports Program
CBS Sports Radio
Cheri Preston
Anchor- News or News Magazine
ABC NEWS
Elaina D Smith
Special
Cumulus Media
espnW Presents: Spain and Prim
Sports Program
espnW and ESPN Radio
Executive Producer: Sharon Madison
Producer
SiriusXM Satellite Radio
Hoda Kotb
Host- Entertainment/Information
SiriusXM Satellite Radio
Jai McVay, Co-Host, “Dawson McAllister Live” and “Dawson McAlister Late Nights”
Co-host
Dawson McAllister Association
Jai McVay, McVay Minute
Public Service Announcement
Dawson McAllister Association
Jenna Weiss-Berman (Woman of the Hour)
Producer
BuzzFeed
Krissy Clark
Investigative Program or Feature
American Public Media – Marketplace

Krissy Clark
Reporter/Correspondent
American Public Media – Marketplace
Lizzie O’Leary – Host – Marketplace Weekend
Host- News/Non-Fiction
American Public Media
Parenting with Alyssa Milano and Karen Gravano
Podcast
Blog Talk Radio
Radio
Crisis Coverage
ABC NEWS
Sheri Lynch – Sheri Feels The Family Drama
Morning/Afternoon/Weekend Drive Personality
Greater Media Charlotte
SiriusXM Satellite Radio Commercial Imaging Collage by Joan Bishop
Imaging
SiriusXM Satellite Radio
Subway Violinist
Soft News Feature
CBS Radio News
Village Folk Show with MarySue Twohy
Interview Program or Feature
Sirius XM
Women and Wheels
Portrait/Biography
Sirius XM
Women of the Hour
Grand Winner: Podcast
BuzzFeed

[email protected]
Talk Show- Entertainment/Information
SiriusXM Radio

INTERACTIVE MEDIA
“From the Corner Office”–Fortune.com
Original Online Programming – Video Series
Fortune Magazine
“Now What?” With Carole Zimmer
Original Online Programming – Standalone Audio
“Now What?” With Carole Zimmer
100 Women
Website – News
BBC News
espnW.com
Website – Information/Entertainment
espnW
Laura Ling – Director of Development & Correspondent, Discovery Digital Networks
Online Video Host or Correspondent
Discovery Communications
Life, Instagrammed
Original Online Programming – Standalone Video
espnW
Revenge Porn
Original Online Programming – News/Documentary
CNNMoney
The Re/code Ellen Pao Trial Newswire
Blog
Re/code
WebMD’s Future of Health with Robin Roberts: 3-D Printing
Online Producer
WebMD/Medscape

ABOUT THE GRACIE AWARDS

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 Emma Bowen Foundation, NCTA, NAB and other organizations that are philosophically aligned with the mission of the Foundation. In addition to giving more than $16,000 a year away in scholarships to deserving female students, the Foundation also produces nationally acclaimed recognition programs, including the Gracie Awards, a gala that honors exemplary programming created by, for and about women. For more information about The Alliance for Women in Media please visit their newly re-designed website at allwomeninmedia.org and follow them on Twitter (@AllWomeninMedia ), (@TheGracies), (#TheGracies) and Facebook .

CEO of RF Focus, Radio and Music Industry Veteran. Radio DJ, Programmer, Musician and Voice Talent. Graduated from Performing Arts in Buffalo, N.Y. and worked at the legendary KKBT (92.3 The Beat) during its nationwide heyday in the early 90s. Also worked for Stevie Wonder at KJLH.

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