Julie Roberts and Cicely Tyson Among Recipients of Gracies Awards

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The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation will honor programming by and about women on May 19.

Julia Roberts, Cicely Tyson, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Olivia Munn are among those who will be honored at the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation’s 40th anniversary Gracies Awards, which will be held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on May 19.

Established in 1975, The Gracie Awards recognize outstanding programming by, for and about women in all facets of radio, television, cable and web-based media including: news, drama, comedy, public service, documentary and sports.

=Tyson will be presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Gyllenhaal will be honored as outstanding female actor in a leading role in a drama for her performance in Sundance TV’s The Honorable Woman. Roberts will receive the grand award for outstanding female actor in a supporting role - drama for HBO’s The Normal Heart, while Munn has been named outstanding female actor in a supporting role – drama for HBO’s The Newsroom.

The honorees also include Netflix’s Orange is the New Black, which is being hailed as best comedy.

Kristen Welch, Alliance for Women in Media Foundation Chair, said in making the announcement, “Though we receive hundreds of submissions from all over the country every year, it never ceases to amaze us of all the great work that has been done to further highlight women in media. We are thrilled to honor such smart, thoughtful and inspirational individuals, organizations and programming this year.”

Local, public and student winners in radio and TV will be honored separately at the Gracies Awards Luncheon on June 22 in New York.

 A complete list of honorees follows:

 

48 Hours: Kristen's Secret

Outstanding Magazine

CBS News/48 Hours

 

Alicia Menendez

Outstanding Talk Show- Entertainment/Information

Fusion Network/AM Tonight

 

Angela Robinson

Outstanding Female Actor- One to Watch

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network/The Haves and The Have Nots

 

Ann Druyan

Outstanding Producer- Documentary/Reality

National Geographic Channel/Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey

 

Anna Chlumsky

Outstanding Female Actor in a Supporting Role in a Comedy or Musical

HBO/Veep

 

Cicely Tyson

Lifetime Achievement Award

 

Diana Olick – Reality Check

Outstanding Blog

CNBC

 

Documentary on One: The Common Thread

Outstanding Documentary

RTE Radio 1

 

Elizabeth Cohen

Outstanding Original Online Programming- Series

CNN/The Empowered Patient

 

“Entre el Abandono y el Rechazo” (Between Abandonment and Rejection)

Outstanding Investigative Program or Feature

Univision Communications, Inc.

 

Erica Hill-Correspondent

Outstanding Reporter/Correspondent

NBC News/Today Show

 

espnW Presents: The State of the NFL

Outstanding Interview Program or Feature

espnW

 

Every Day in Cambodia: A CNN Freedom Project Documentary

Outstanding Documentary

CNN

 

Fed Up

Grand Award for Outstanding Documentary

Artemis Rising Foundation

 

Ferguson Talks Politics

Outstanding Original Online Programming- Audio

Al Jazeera America

 

Girl Code: The Race Episode

Outstanding Reality Show

MTV

 

Gloria Steinem Talks to Al Jazeera

Outstanding Interview Program or Feature

Al Jazeera America

 

Good Morning America

Outstanding Talk Show- News

ABC

 

Gotham

Outstanding Drama

Warner Bros.Television

 

Hoda Kotb

Outstanding Host- News/Non-Fiction

NBC News/Today Show

 

Isha Sesay

Outstanding Anchor- News or News Magazine

CNN

 

Iyanla: Fix My Life

Outstanding Lifestyle/Health Program

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network

 

Jane Anderson

Outstanding Producer- Entertainment

HBO/Olive Kitteridge

 

Julia Roberts

Grand Award Outstanding Female Actor in a Supporting Role- Drama

HBO/The Normal Heart

 

Julie Ann Robinson

Outstanding Director- Entertainment

Universal Television/Brooklyn Nine-Nine

 

Kristen Johnston

Outstanding Female Actor in a Leading Role in a Comedy or Musical

TV Land/The Exes

 

Lauren Hill's Story, CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley

Outstanding Soft News Feature

CBS News

 

Lisa Lax and Nancy Stern Winters, 41ON41

Outstanding Director- Documentary/Reality

41 Films

 

Look Different

Outstanding Public Service Announcement

MTV

 

Mae Whitman

Outstanding Female Actor in a Breakthrough Role

Universal Television/Parenthood

 

Maggie Gyllenhaal

Outstanding Female Actor in a Leading Role in a Drama

Sundance TV/The Honorable Woman

 

Margo Martindale

Outstanding Female Actor in a Featured or Guest Role

Fox 21 Television Studios/The Americans

 

Mary Stevens

Outstanding Online Producer

CNBC

 

Moll Anderson

Outstanding On-Air Talent: Lifestyle/Health Program

Moll Anderson Productions

 

Nine for IX Shorts

Outstanding Online Programming- News/Documentary

ESPN Films

 

Campus Sexual Assault Series

Outstanding Series

NPR

 

Olivia Munn

Outstanding Female Actor in a Supporting Role in a Drama

HBO/The Newsroom

 

Oprah's Master Class

Outstanding Portrait/Biography

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network

 

Orange is the New Black

Outstanding Comedy

Netflix

 

Outside The Lines Special – “Domestic Violence and Sports: Out of the Shadows"

Outstanding Special or Variety

ESPN

 

Patricia DiCarlo

Outstanding Director- News

CNN

Perk Up: Facebook and Apple Now Pay for Women to Freeze Eggs

Outstanding Website- News

NBCNews.com

 

#PinkPower- Series

Outstanding Series

NBC News/Today Show

 

Rachel Nichols

Outstanding On-Air Talent: Sports Program

CNN

 

Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel

Outstanding Sports Program

HBO

 

Robin Roberts

Outstanding Online Host or Correspondent

espnW

 

Robin Sindler

Outstanding Producer- News

NBC News/Today Show

 

Sadie Calvano

Outstanding Female Actor- Rising Star

CBS/Mom

 

Saving My Tomorrow

Outstanding Family Programming

HBO

 

Strange Empire: The Curiosities of Rebecca Blithely

Outstanding Website- Information/Entertainment

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

 

Talking While Female

Outstanding Online Programming - Standalone Video

NPR

 

The Absolutely Mindy Show

Outstanding Family Programming

SiriusXM

 

The Legend of Korra

Outstanding Animated Programming- Production

Nickelodeon

 

The Phone Call

Outstanding Public Service Announcement

CBS

 

The Trip to Bountiful

Outstanding Ensemble Cast

Lifetime

 

Tracey Edmonds

Outstanding Host- Entertainment/Information

Extra

 

We Need to Talk – Hosts

Outstanding On-Air Talent: Sports Program

CBS Sports Network

 

Women on Pop

Outstanding Talk Show- Entertainment/Information

Sirius XM

 

 

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