AWMF names annual Gracie National Award winners


the graciesThe Alliance for Women in Media Foundation has announced the 2014 national winners of the 39th Annual Gracie Awards. They’ll be presented at a black-tie Gala at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in LA on 5/20. Local market, public, digital and student award winners will be announced later this week and will be recognized at the Gracies Awards Luncheon on 6/11 in NYC.

The Gracies recognize exemplary programming created for women, by women and about women in all facets of media and entertainment, as well as individuals who have made contributions to the industry. The awards program also encourages the realistic and multifaceted portrayal of women in entertainment, news, features and other programs.

“The Gracie Awards recognize women who have created inspiring, intelligent and innovative media,” said 2014 AWMF Chair Kay Olin. “The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation’s signature event is a wonderful celebration of the important contributions women make to all areas of the media industry.”

The Gracies are presented by the AWM Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Alliance for Women in Media which supports educational programs, charitable activities, public service campaigns and scholarships to benefit the public and women in the media. The Gracie Awards, established in 1975, honor programming and individuals of the highest caliber in all facets of radio, television, cable and web-based media, including news, drama, comedy, public service, documentary and sports.

2014 Gracie Award Winners – National

(in alphabetical order)

60 Minutes: Justice Sotomayor

Outstanding Interview Program or Feature

CBS News



Outstanding Morning/Afternoon Drive Personality

Premiere Network/The Bobby Jones Show


Autism on Broadway

Outstanding Soft News Feature

CBS Radio News


Born in the USA: Instant Citizenship on Saipan

Outstanding Investigative Program or Feature

Radio Free Asia


Call Me Crazy: A Five Film

Outstanding Ensemble Cast – Drama



Carry On

Outstanding Sports Program



Casting By

Outstanding Documentary



Christa Miller

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

TBS/Cougar Town


Dana Perry

Outstanding Producer – Documentary/Reality



Erika Christensen

Outstanding Female Actor in a Supporting Role in a Drama

Universal Television/Parenthood


Fists of Fury

Outstanding Hard News Feature

Al Jazeera America


Generation Cryo

Outstanding Series



Good Morning America

Outstanding Talk Show – News

ABC News


I am Malala

Outstanding Interview Program or Feature

The Current, CBC Radio One


Iyanla Vanzant

Outstanding Host – Entertainment/Information

OWN/Iyanla: Fix My Life


Jane Fonda

Outstanding Female Actor in a Featured or Guest Role

HBO/The Newsroom


Julia Cunningham

Outstanding Host – Entertainment/Information

Sirius XM Satellite Radio


Julie Mason

Outstanding Host – News/Non-Fiction

Sirius XM Satellite Radio


Lesli Linka Glatter

Outstanding Director – Entertainment

HBO/The Newsroom


Liliana Olszewski

Outstanding Director – News

ABC News


Mariska Hargitay

Outstanding Female Actor in a Leading Role in a Drama

NBC/Law & Order: SVU