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The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (AWMF) announced the 2016 Gracie Awards winners, which recognize women’s outstanding achievements in media. The 41st annual event will occur Tuesday, May 24, at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel and then on June 21 local market, public and student award winners will be honored at the Gracies Awards Luncheon in NYC. Below is the complete list of the TV and interactive media Gracie Awards honorees.





News Series

NBC News’ TODAY Show

A Path Appears

Director – Documentary

Show Of Force


ABC News: Captive: A Journey of Hope and Survival

Interview Program



Alice Brennan and Connie Fossi

Producer- Documentary/Reality/Non-Fiction

Fusion Network


Allison Janney

Female Actor in a Supporting Role in a Comedy or Musical




Talk Show – News

CNN International


Angela Bassett

Director- Lifestyle

National Geographic Channel


Arwa Damon


CNN International


Aunjanue Ellis

Female in a Leading Role in a Made for TV Movie or Limited Series

BET Networks


Being Mary Jane


BET Networks




OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network


Black Girls Rock


BET Networks


Blaming Melissa

Investigative Program or Feature

CBS News


Bravo’s “Odd Mom Out”


Bravo Media


Countdown to the Special Olympics World Games with Robin Roberts

Producer- Sports Programming

ESPN and Rock’n Robin Productions


Cynthia Nixon

Female in a Supporting Role in a Made for TV Movie or Limited Series



Ellie Kemper

Female Actor in a Leading Role in Comedy or Musical

Universal Television / Netflix


Escape From Terror

Grand Winner: Hard News Feature

PBS Newshour


Flesh and Bone

Limited Series or Made for Television Movie

Starz Entertainment


Good Morning America, ABC News

Talk Show – News



Iyanla: Fix My Life

Non-Fiction or Reality Show

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network


Jada Pinkett Smith

Female Actor in a Supporting Role in a Drama

Tencer & Associates PR, INC


Karen Malach – The Legend of Korra

Producer- Entertainment

Nickelodeon (Global)


Kathie Lee Gifford

On-Air Talent – Entertainment

NBC News’ TODAY Show


Kristine Leahy

On-Air Talent – Sports

FOX Sports


Melia Patria ABC News

Producer- News



Moms Helping Moms

Hard News Feature

NBC News’ TODAY Show


Norah O’Donnell

On-Air Talent – News or News Magazine (Anchor, Host)

CBS News


Oprah’s Master Class

Portrait / Biography

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network


Project Mc²

Family Programming



Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel (#215)

Sports Program



Shining a Light: Conversations on Race in America


A&E Network


Stephanie Laing

Director- Entertainment



SuperSoul Sunday

Talk Show – Entertainment, Lifestyle, Health

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network


Testing Female Marines

Hard News Feature

CBS News


The Cosby Accusers Speak

Interview Feature

NBC News


The Girl in the Picture

Soft News Feature

CBS News


The Mindy Project

Ensemble Cast

Universal Television / Hulu


Tina Fey

Female Actor in a Featured or Guest Role

Universal Television / Netflix


Vera Farmiga (Bates Motel)

Female Actor in a Leading Role in a Drama

Universal Television


Yara Shahidi

Female in a Breakthrough Role

ABC Television


Interactive Media


“From the Corner Office”–

Original Online Programming – Video Series

Fortune Magazine


“Now What?” With Carole Zimmer

Original Online Programming – Standalone Audio

“Now What?” With Carole Zimmer


100 Women

Website – News

BBC News

Website – Information/Entertainment



Laura Ling – Director of Development & Correspondent, Discovery Digital Networks

Online Video Host or Correspondent

Discovery Communications


Life, Instagrammed

Original Online Programming – Standalone Video



Revenge Porn

Original Online Programming – News/Documentary



The Re/code Ellen Pao Trial Newswire




WebMD’s Future of Health with Robin Roberts: 3-D Printing

Online Producer


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