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

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Local Market, Public and Student Award-Winners to beHonored 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:

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

Producer- Documentary/Reality/Non-Fiction

Fusion Network

Allison Janney

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

Female in a Supporting Role in a Made for TV Movie or Limited Series

Lifetime

Ellie Kemper

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

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

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

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

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

Women@Work

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 .

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