Gracies staying in Hollywood for second year


The Alliance for Women in Media (AWM) announced that the 36th Annual Gracie Awards will again be in Hollywood in May 2011 after making their West Coast debut this year. Meanwhile, a 60th anniversary celebration for the organization, formerly known as American Women in Radio and Television, is being planned for the fall of 2011 in New York.

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,” said AWM President Erin M. Fuller. “We can’t wait to honor the best media for, by and about women during such a dynamic time in our industry.”

The Gracies Gala, which honors national winners, will be at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on May 24, 2011. The luncheon, which celebrates excellence in local markets, will be the following day,. May 25th.

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.