Women in Media Honored at the 48th Annual Gracie Awards
|RADIO ONLINE | Wednesday, May 24, 2023|
The 48th Annual Gracie Awards, presented by the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (AWMF), held a celebration of women in media at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on Tuesday. The evening honored the exceptional talent that have left an indelible mark on the industry, inspiring audiences and revolutionizing storytelling. The winners of this year's Gracie Awards embody the spirit and courage exemplified by Gracie Allen, and they serve as a reminder of the contributions women make in shaping our media landscape.
Marlo Thomas, known for her groundbreaking role as television's first independent single woman in "That Girl" and revered as a Founding Mother of the Ms. Foundation for Women, was honored with the distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award. Tony Thomas, brother of Marlo and an Academy Award nominated television and film producer, presented the award to her.
Additional presenters and attendees included influential figures such as Atsuko Okatsuka, Jodi Balfour, Bishop Briggs, Keltie Knight, Kerri Kasem, Ellen K, Hallie Sahar, Harriet Dyer, Julie Carmen, Lily Moore, Rose McIver, Terri J. Vaughn, Chelsea Gilligan, Sharon Carpenter, and Medalion Rahimi. A special musical performance by 14-time Oscar nominee Diane Warren and Shayna Zaid, entertained the audience, reminding everyone of the power of music in storytelling. EXTRA's correspondent, Rachel Lindsay, served as the Gracie Awards social media ambassador, and the ceremony was executive produced by Vicangelo Bulluck.
This year's Gracie Awards also shined a spotlight on the achievements of women directors and writers. Their talent and dedication were celebrated, emphasizing the critical roles they play in shaping the cultural landscape through their storytelling.
At its core, the Gracie Awards Gala supports AWMF's charitable efforts. As a non-profit organization, AWMF is dedicated to creating educational programs, charitable activities, and scholarship initiatives that benefit women in the media. By investing in these initiatives, AWMF continues to foster growth, empowerment, and leadership opportunities for women across the industry.
Sponsors of The Gracies include Hallmark Media, American Urban Radio Network, Bloomberg, CBS News, CNN, Disney, ESPN, Fox Sports, Katz Media Group, NBCUniversal News Group, NCTA: The Internet & Television Association, Peacock, Premiere Networks, Apple Music, Fishers Finery and Romano Law.
To view a complete list of award recipients and honorable mentions, visit allwomeninmedia.org. The local and student award-winners will be recognized at the Gracie Awards Luncheon on June 20 at Cipriani in NYC.
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