MCLEAN, VA - The Alliance for Women in Media (AWM) has announced that the 36th Annual Gracie Awards will be held May 24-25, 2011 in Hollywood, California. The Gracies are a symbol of the power, passion, and promise of women in all forms of media, and the awards program honors those that uphold this value. The Gracies Gala, which honors national winners, will return to the Beverly Hilton Hotel, 9876 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, California on May 24, 2011. The luncheon, which celebrates excellence at in local markets, will be held the following day, May 25, 2011.
Additionally, the Alliance for Women in Media is delighted to announce a 60th anniversary celebration in the fall of 2011 in New York City. Details will be forthcoming.
AWM President, Erin M. Fuller, CAE, stated, “We had such a positive experience with our LA debut in 2010, that we decided to return to Hollywood in 2011. Hosting The Gracies on the west coast once again gives us a fabulous complement to our 60th anniversary celebration being held in the fall of 2011 in New York City.” Fuller added, “We can’t wait to honor the best media for, by and about women during such a dynamic time in our industry.”
The Gracies are presented by the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation, the philanthropic arm of AWM that supports educational programs, charitable activities, public service campaigns, and scholarships to benefit the public, the electronic media and allied fields. The Gracies, established in 1975 honors 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.
Previous winners at The Gracies include Christiane Amanpour, Dr. Maya Angelou, Katie Couric, Tina Fey, Gayle King, Susan Lucci, Andrea Mitchell, Soledad O’Brien, Suze Orman, Amy Poehler, Rachael Ray, Susan Stamberg, Hannah Storm, Wanda Sykes, Barbara Walters, to name only a few.