AWRT Announces 35th Annual Gracie National Award Winners


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McLean, VA - Feb 23, 2010 - American Women in Radio & Television (AWRT) has announced the 2010 winners of the 35th annual Gracie Awards. National award winners will be presented at the Beverly Hilton Hotel Los Angeles on May 25, 2010. Local market, public and student award winners will be announced later.

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.

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 Pictures/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.

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.

2010 Gracie Awards National Award Winners
30 Rock
Outstanding Comedy
NBC

Adoption Diaries
Outstanding Reality Show
Wetv

Amy Poehler for The Mighty B!
Outstanding Producer - Entertainment
Nickelodeon

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
NOW on PBS

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
CNN

Culturetopia Podcast
Outstanding Podcast
NPR

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

Drug Addiction and Misery Increase in Afghanistan
Outstanding Series
NPR

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
ESPN

Irene Taylor Brodsky for The Final Inch
Outstanding Director - News
HBO

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

Janelle Haskell
Outstanding Producer - Entertainment
AARP

Jessica Yellin - Political Women
Outstanding Hard News Feature
CNN

Katie Jacobs for House
Outstanding Director - Entertainment
Fox

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

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

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

Lockup Special Investigation - Lake County Juvenile Justice
Outstanding Series
MSNBC

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
CNBC

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
TLC

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
NBCOlympics.com

Robin Meade in Morning Express with Robin Meade
Outstanding Anchor - News or News Magazine
HLN

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

Southland
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
NPR

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

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




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