Sally Field, Savannah Guthrie, Giuliana Rancic, and Elisabeth Shue
among the celebrities to attend Gala on May 22, 2012
April 26, 2012 (McLean, VA) ““ Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (AWMF) will hold its 37th Annual Gracie Awards Gala on May 22, 2012 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Angela Kinsey, of the Emmy ® Award-winning show The Office, will serve as Host, and the list of confirmed celebrity attendees continues to grow.
The Gracie Awards (also known as “the Gracies“) recognize exemplary programming created for women, by women, and about women in all facets of media, including radio, television, cable and digital media. The awards program also encourages the realistic and multifaceted portrayal of women in entertainment, news, features and other programs.
Ms. Kinsey will be joined by confirmed winners and acceptors including: Premiere Network’s Delilah; ABC Grey Anatomy’s Loretta Devine; Best-selling author and Food Network’s Giada de Laurentiis; Academy-Award winner Sally Field; NBC News/Today Show‘s Savannah Guthrie; TNTRizzoli & Isles’ Angie Harmon; RLTV’s Florence Henderson; ABC Family Switched at Birth’s Constance Marie; TLC Life with Niecy’s Niecy Nash; E! and Style Network’s Giuliana Rancic; Access Hollywood’s Shaun Robinson; CNN Early Start’s Zoraida Sambolin; USA Network Fairly Legal’s Sarah Shahi; Miss Representation’s Jennifer Siebel Newsom; CBS CSI’s Elisabeth Shue; ESPN’s Hannah Storm; ABC Modern Family’sAriel Winter and many more.
The Gracies are presented by the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Alliance for Women in Media that supports educational programs, charitable activities, public service campaigns and scholarships to benefit the public, the electronic media and allied fields. The Gracie Awards, established in 1975, honors programming and individuals of the highest caliber in all facets of radio, television, cable and digital media, including news, drama, comedy, commercials, public service, documentary and sports.
The event is made possible through the generous support of the following sponsors: Arbitron, Beasley Broadcasting Group, CBS News, CNN, Disney/ABC Family Group, E! Networks, ESPN, Ford Motor Company Fund, Katz Media Group, Inc., National Association of Broadcasters, NBC News, Oxygen, Premier Networks, and RLTV; Wine Sponsor: House of Mandela. Sponsored tables are available by contacting Gracies Headquarters at 703-506-3290.
For more information about the 2012 Gracies, please visit www.thegracies.org. For the most up-to-date, insider information, follow the Gracie Awards on Twitter @thegracies.