American Women in Radio & Television Announces Gracie National Award Winners

Posted: February 25, 2010 by bigced in Hip Hop News/Press Releases
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American Women in Radio & Television (AWRT) is pleased to announce the 2010 winners of the 35th Annual Gracie Awards. 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 Gracie Awards 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, 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 –
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
2010 Gracie Awards ~ National Award Winners
(In Alphabetical Order)


30 Rock
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
Niecy Nash 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
HBO (The Dr. Phil Show)
Outstanding Web site -Information/Entertainment
Dr. Phil Show / CBS Television Distribution
About AWRT: The year 2010 marks the 59th Anniversary of American Women in Radio & Television (AWRT), the longest established professional association dedicated to advancing women in media and entertainment. AWRT carries forth its mission by educating, advocating and acting as a resource to its members and the industry at large. Founded in 1951, AWRT works to improve the quality of electronic media; promote the entry, development and advancement of women in the field; foster communication and idea exchange; and give back to the community we serve.
About The Foundation of AWRT: The Foundation of AWRT is the philanthropic arm of American Women in Radio & Television, supporting educational programs, charitable activities, public service campaigns and scholarships to benefit the public, the electronic media and allied fields. The Foundation of AWRT has created partnerships and joint-initiatives with the National Middle School Association, the Emma Bowen Foundation, the American Red Cross and other organizations that are philosophically aligned with the mission of the Foundation of AWRT. The Foundation supports several public service campaigns, including most recently AWRT Empowering America, which pays tribute to many of America’s most pioneering and inspiring women. Through this initiative, the Foundation of AWRT has adopted needy urban middle schools around the country and provided educational donations derived from collateral based on the Empowering America program. The Foundation also produces nationally acclaimed recognition programs, including the Gracie Awards®, a live gala that honors exemplary programming created for, by and about women.


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