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

rfocus.orgGrand Award Winners to be Named at Annual Gala
Featuring the Biggest Names in News and Entertainment

February 23, 2010 (McLean, VA) – American Women in Radio & Television (AWRT) is pleased to announce the 2010 winners of the 35th Annual Gracie . National 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 outstanding 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, 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)

Outstanding Comedy

Adoption Diaries
Outstanding Reality Show

Amy Poehler for The Mighty B!
Outstanding Producer – Entertainment

Andrea Mitchell
Outstanding Reporter/Correspondent
NBC News

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

Brenda Breslauer
Outstanding Producer – News

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

Cami McCormick
Outstanding Reporter/Correspondent
CBS Radio News

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

CNN Presents – Black in America
Outstanding Documentary

Culturetopia Podcast
Outstanding Podcast

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

Drug Addiction and Misery Increase in Afghanistan
Outstanding Series

Fight with Style Breast Cancer PSA
Outstanding Public Service Announcement
The Style Network

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

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

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

Gossip Girl
Outstanding Drama
The CW

Half the Xinjiang Sky
Outstanding Web site – News
Radio Free Asia

Her Story
Outstanding Sports Program

Irene Taylor Brodsky for The Final Inch
Outstanding Director – News

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

Janelle Haskell
Outstanding Producer – Entertainment

Jessica Yellin – Political Women
Outstanding Hard News Feature

Katie Jacobs for House
Outstanding Director – Entertainment

Kick Like A Girl
Outstanding Children/Adolescent Non-Animated Program

Laura McKenzie’s Traveler: Vietnam
Outstanding Magazine
Associated Television International

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

Lockup Special Investigation – Lake County Juvenile Justice
Outstanding Series

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

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

Melissa Lee
Outstanding Host – News

in Reno 911
Outstanding Female Actor in a Supporting Role in a Comedy Series
Comedy Central

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

Police Women of Broward County
Outstanding Commercial

Ramona Meets Jimmy Carter
Outstanding Comedy
Greater Media Charlotte

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

Riders, Friends, Rivals
Outstanding Online Video

Robin Meade in Morning Express with Robin Meade
Outstanding Anchor – News or News Magazine

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

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

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

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

Show 256
Outstanding Magazine
World Vision Report

Outstanding Drama
Warner Brothers Television/TNT

Sunday Morning – Table for One
Outstanding Soft News Feature
CBS News

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

The Science of Spirituality
Outstanding Documentary

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

Unlikely Refugees
Outstanding Hard News Feature
NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams

Wanda Sykes: I’ma Be Me
Outstanding Special or Variety

www.drphil.com (The Dr. Phil Show)
Outstanding Web site -Information/Entertainment
Dr. Phil Show / CBS Television Distribution

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