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American Women in Radio & Television Announces 35th Annual Gracie National Award ® Winners

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February 23, 2010 (McLean, VA) ““ American in & (AWRT) is pleased to announce the 2010 winners of the 35th Annual Awards. award winners will be presented at a black-tie Gala at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, Los Angeles, CA on Tuesday, May 25, 2010. Local market, public and student award winners will be announced later this week. After more than three decades in New York, the Gracies will be delivering its message of empowerment to a Los Angeles audience when the go Hollywood.

From Drew Barrymore to Selena Gomez and Gayle King to Martha Stewart; from CNN Presents: Black in America to CBS News Evening with Kate Couric, 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, commercials, news, features and other programs.

In addition to the above, each year the Gracies Gala attracts the best and brightest in all aspects of the media. This year’s national winners include: WeTV’s Adoption Diaries, Lifetime/Drop Dead Diva’s Brooke Elliott, The CW’s Gossip Girl, CNBC’s Melissa Lee, NBC News’ Andrea Mitchell, Sony Picture/TNT/Hawthorne’s Jada Pinkett Smith, Sirius/XM’s Barbara Walters, ABC Family/Secret Life of the American Teenager’s Shailene Woodley, and Nickelodeon’s Wonder Pets “”represent a broad cross-section of outstand ing actors, anchors, stories and programs. (See accompanying pages for full release of winners.)

“The power of this year’s Gracie Award winners showcase how vital a role women in the industry continue to have,” stated 2010 Chair of AWRT, Sylvia Strobel, Esq. “We look forward to honoring these deserving programs and individuals. We’re also delighted to have Dove and the Campaign for Real Beauty return as the Gracies’ 2010 title sponsor.”

The Gracies are presented by the Foundation of AWRT, the philanthropic arm of AWRT, 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, commercials, public service, documentary and sports.

For more details on the Gracies Gala including tickets information, go to the Gracies website – www.thegracies.org.

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 Foundation of AWRT, a 501(c)3 non-profit charity. Sponsored tables are available ranging from $7,500 to $20,000. For more information, please contact AWRT at (703) 506-3290.

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

2010 Gracie Awards ~ National Award Winners
(In Alphabetical Order)

30 Rock
Outstand ing Comedy

Adoption Diaries
Outstand ing Reality Show

Amy Poehler for The Mighty B!
Outstand ing Producer – Entertainment

Andrea Mitchell
Outstand ing Reporter/Correspondent
NBC News

Barbara Walters – Here’s Barbara
Outstand ing Talk Show – Entertainment/Information
Sirius XM Radio

Brenda Breslauer
Outstand ing Producer – News

Brooke Elliott in Drop Dead Diva
Outstand ing Female Rising Star in a Comedy Series
Lifetime Networks

Cami McCormick
Outstand ing Reporter/Correspondent
CBS Radio News

CBS Evening News with Katie Couric: Death of Walter Cronkite
Outstand ing Breaking News Coverage
CBS News

CNN Presents – Black in America
Outstand ing Documentary

Culturetopia Podcast
Outstand ing Podcast

Drew Barrymore in Grey Gardens
Outstand ing Female Actor in a Leading Role in a Drama Special

Drug Addiction and Misery Increase in Afghanistan
Outstand ing Series

Fight with Style Breast Cancer PSA
Outstand ing Public Service Announcement
The Style Network

Gayle King in The Gayle King Show
Outstand ing Host – Entertainment/Information
Oprah Radio

Georgia O’Keeffe
Outstand ing Portrait/Biography
Sony Pictures Television/Lifetime Networks

Glenn Close in Damages
Outstand ing Female Actor in a Leading Role in a Drama Series or Special
Sony Pictures Television/FX

Gossip Girl
Outstand ing Drama
The CW

Half the Xinjiang Sky
Outstand ing Web site – News
Radio Free Asia

Her Story
Outstand ing Sports Program

Irene Taylor Brodsky for The Final Inch
Outstand ing Director – News

Jada Pinkett Smith for Hawthorne
Outstand ing Producer – Entertainment
Sony Pictures Television/TNT

Janelle Haskell
Outstand ing Producer – Entertainment

Jessica Yellin – Political Women
Outstand ing Hard News Feature

Katie Jacobs for House
Outstand ing Director – Entertainment

Kick Like A Girl
Outstand ing Children/Adolescent Non-Animated Program

Laura McKenzie’s Traveler: Vietnam
Outstand ing Magazine
Associated Television International

Larry King Live – Interview with Katherine Callaway Hall
Outstand ing Talk Show – News

Lockup Special Investigation ““ Lake County Juvenile Justice
Outstand ing Series

Martha Stewart in The Martha Stewart Show
Outstand ing Host – Entertainment/Information
Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Productions

Meet the Press – A Woman’s Nation
Outstand ing Interview Program or Feature
NBC News

Melissa Lee
Outstand ing Host – News

Niecy Nash in Reno 911
Outstand ing Female Actor in a Supporting Role in a Comedy Series
Comedy Central

Peri Gilpin in Make It or Break It
Outstand ing Female Actor in a Supporting Role in a Drama Series
ABC Family

Police Women of Broward County
Outstand ing Commercial

Ramona Meets Jimmy Carter
Outstand ing Comedy
Greater Media Charlotte

Rape in America: Justice Denied
Outstand ing Investigative Program or Feature
CBS News

Riders, Friends, Rivals
Outstand ing Online Video

Robin Meade in Morning Express with Robin Meade
Outstand ing Anchor – News or News Magazine

Selena Gomez in Wizards of Waverly Place
Outstand ing Female Rising Star in a Comedy Series
Disney Channel

Shailene Woodley in Secret Life of an American Teenager
Outstand ing Female Rising Star in a Drama Series
ABC Family

Sharon Gless in Burn Notice
Outstand ing Female Actor in a Supporting Role in a Drama Series
USA Network

Sherri Shepherd in Sherri
Outstand ing Female Actor in a Leading Role in a Comedy Series
Lifetime Networks

Show 256
Outstand ing Magazine
World Vision Report

Outstand ing Drama
Warner Brothers Television/TNT

Sunday Morning – Table for One
Outstand ing Soft News Feature
CBS News

The Dr. Oz Show
Outstand ing Talk Show – Entertainment/Information
ZoCo Productions

The Science of Spirituality
Outstand ing Documentary

The Wonder Pets
Outstand ing Children/Adolescent Animated Program
Nickelodeon/Little Airplane Productions

Unlikely Refugees
Outstand ing Hard News Feature
NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams

Wand a Sykes: I’ma Be Me
Outstand ing Special or Variety

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Outstand ing Web site -Information/Entertainment
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