Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (AWMF) is pleased to announce that the 37th Annual Gracie Awards Gala will air on RLTV on September 22 at 8pm ET. The Gracie Awards (also known as â€œthe Graciesâ€ ) recognize exemplary programming created for women, by women and about women in all facets of media, including radio, television, cable and new media. The awards program also encourages the realistic and multi-faceted portrayal of women in entertainment, news, features and other programs.
â€œAlliance for Women in Media Foundation is thrilled that the Gracies Gala will be televised to a national audience,â€ said AWMF Chair Kay Olin. â€œRLTV provides inspiring and informative programming to an engaged audience, making it an excellent network to broadcast this celebration of those who influence and redefine the way women are portrayed in the media.â€
Hosted by The Office’s Angela Kinsey, winners and presenters at the 2012 Gracies Award include: Premiere Network’s Delilah; Academy-Award winner Marlee Matlin, Best-selling author and Food Network’s Giada de Laurentiis; Academy-Award winner Sally Field; NBC News/Today Show’sSavannah Guthrie; TNT Rizzoli & Isles’ Angie Harmon; RLTV’s Florence Henderson; ABC FamilySwitched at Birth’s Constance Marie; E! and Style Network’s Giuliana Rancic; CNN Early Start’s Zoraida Sambolin; CBS CSI’s Elisabeth Shue; ESPN’s Hannah Storm; and many more.
â€œSince 1975, the Gracies have played an important role in recognizing programming by, for and about women, and we at RLTV are proud to join with AWMF to bring the Gracies to our viewers,â€ said RLTV Senior Vice President of Programming and Production Elliot Jacobson. â€œDuring those four decades, television has clearly served as a catalyst in redefining how women are perceived in this country â€” and our audience has been there every step of the way. We know they will enjoy the show, and we are especially honored that the Gracies this year honors boomer icon and RLTV host Florence Henderson.â€
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 web-based media, including news, drama, comedy, commercials, public service, documentary and sports.
About the Alliance for Women in Media (AWM): The Alliance for Women in Media leverages the promise, passion and power of women in all forms of media. Formerly known as American Women in Radio & Television, AWM is the longest-established professional association dedicated to advancing women in media and entertainment, and celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2011. The Alliance for Women in Media carries forth its mission by educating, advocating and acting as a resource to its members and the industry at large via inspired thought leadership that illuminates areas of societal need.
About the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation: The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (formerly known as The Foundation of American Women in Radio & Television) supports and promotes educational programs, charitable activities, public service campaigns and scholarships to benefit the public, the electronic media and allied fields. The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation 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. The Foundation also supports Empowering AmericaÂ®, an initiative which pays tribute to many of America’s most pioneering and inspiring women. Through this program, the Foundation provides Empowering AmericaÂ® educational collateral to needy urban middle schools around the country. The Foundation also produces nationally