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AWMF Announces 2016 Gracie Award Winners


The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (AWMF) announced the winners of the 41st annual Gracie Awards, scheduled for May 24 at Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. The awards recognize women for their achievements across all sectors of the media and help support of the AWMF’s educational programs, charitable activities, public service and scholarship campaigns that benefit women in media.

Local market, public and student award winners will be recognized at a separate luncheon ceremony on June 21 at Cipriani in New York.

“The AWMF, through the Gracie Awards, is honored to recognize the collective, powerful voices of women from across the media landscape,” said Kristen Welch, AWMF chair and SVP, global content operations at Discovery Communications. “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.”

This year’s national radio, TV and interactive media Gracie Awards honorees are:


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

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

Talk Show – News
CNN International

Angela Bassett
Director- Lifestyle
National Geographic Channel

Arwa Damon
CNN International

Aunjanue Ellis
Female in a Leading Role in a Made for TV Movie or Limited Series
BET Networks

Being Mary Jane
BET Networks

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network

Black Girls Rock
BET Networks

Blaming Melissa
Investigative Program or Feature
CBS News

Bravo’s “Odd Mom Out”
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

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

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

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

Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel (#215)
Sports Program

Shining a Light: Conversations on Race in America
A&E Network

Stephanie Laing
Director- Entertainment

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


Public Affairs

Hard News Feature

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

Elaina D Smith
Cumulus Media

espnW Presents: Spain and Prim
Sports Program
espnW and ESPN Radio

Executive Producer: Sharon Madison
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

Krissy Clark
Investigative Program or Feature
American Public Media – Marketplace

Krissy Clark
American Public Media – Marketplace

Lizzie O’Leary – Host – Marketplace Weekend
Host- News/Non-Fiction
American Public Media

Parenting with Alyssa Milano and Karen Gravano
Blog Talk Radio

Crisis Coverage

Sheri Lynch – Sheri Feels The Family Drama
Morning/Afternoon/Weekend Drive Personality
Greater Media Charlotte

SiriusXM Satellite Radio Commercial Imaging Collage by Joan Bishop
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
Sirius XM

Women of the Hour
Grand Winner: Podcast

Talk Show- Entertainment/Information
SiriusXM Radio

Interactive Media

“From the Corner Office”–
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
Website – Information/Entertainment

Laura Ling – Director of Development & Correspondent, Discovery Digital Networks
Online Video Host or Correspondent
Discovery Communications

Life, Instagrammed
Original Online Programming – Standalone Video

Revenge Porn
Original Online Programming – News/Documentary

The Re/code Ellen Pao Trial Newswire

WebMD’s Future of Health with Robin Roberts: 3-D Printing
Online Producer

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