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Mar 29

HOLLYWOOD REPORTER: America Ferrera, Drew Barrymore, Samantha Bee Among Honorees at 2017 Gracie Awards (Exclusive)

Savannah Guthrie and Mariska Hargitay also are among the women who will be honored at the June 6 gala.

From left: America Ferrera, Drew Barrymore and Samantha Bee
From left: America Ferrera, Drew Barrymore and Samantha Bee
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America Ferrera, Drew Barrymore, Samantha Bee, Savannah Guthrie and Mariska Hargitay are among the women who will be honored at the 42nd annual Gracie Awards.

Each year, the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation “celebrates female luminaries by recognizing their outstanding achievements across new and traditional media platforms.” The 2017 gala — which supports the AWMF’s educational programs and scholarship campaigns that benefit women in media — is set for Tuesday, June 6 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills. Among the topics that will be addressed at the gala are immigration, reproduction rights, race relations and women in the workforce.

Meanwhile, local and student award winners will be recognized later in the month at the Gracie Awards Luncheon on June 27 at Cipriani in New York.

“If we learned one thing this year, it is that the strength, courage and contributions of women are crucial and necessary components in moving the world forward,” said Sarah Foss, AWMF chair and chief product officer of advertising management systems at Imagine Communications, said in making the announcement. “As we look to honor women in media, we take pause and recognize the millions of women who are not able to use their voice and creativity to share their message with the world. We hear you. We are you. And we stand beside you. We look forward to another great year and congratulations to the 2017 Gracie Award honorees.”

Vicangelo Bulluck will once again serve as executive producer of the Gracies, which will “spotlight prolific women in the industry who continue to lay the groundwork, break down barriers and lead by example in creating equal opportunity for future generations.”

A complete list of honorees follows.

Television — Gala Honorees

  • Hidden Figures: Women of NASA
    Soft News Feature
    NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt

    Alia Shawkat (Search Party)
    Actress in a Breakthrough Role

    All The Way Back: The Story of Emily Fogle
    Sports Feature
    CBS Sports Network

    America Ferrera (Superstore)
    Actress in a Leading Role – Comedy or Musical
    Universal Television

    GRAND AWARD: Between Breaths: A Story of Anxiety, Addiction, Hope (ABC News 20/20)
    Interview Feature
    ABC News

    Black Girls Rock!
    Special or Variety
    BET Networks

    Brock Turner Case
    News Series
    CBS News

    Call the Midwife
    Ensemble Cast
    Neal Street Production for BBC and PBS

    Chessy Prout, the St. Paul’s Accuser (Savannah Guthrie)
    Interview Feature
    NBC’s TODAY Show

    Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
    CBS Television Studios

    Denise Contis (Naked and Afraid XL)
    Producer – Reality
    Discovery Channel

    Donna Lynne Champlin (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend)
    Actress in a Supporting Role – Comedy or Musical
    CBS Television Studios

    Drew Barrymore (Odd Mom Out)
    Actress in a Featured or Guest Role
    Bravo Media

    Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life
    Limited Series
    Warner Bros. Television

    GRAND AWARD: Hairspray Live!
    Musical and Ensemble Cast
    Universal Television

    He Named Me Malala
    National Geographic Channel

    Isobel Yeung (Afghan Woman’s Rights)
    VICE on HBO

    Lisa Wolfinger – Mercy Street
    Producer – Entertainment
    Lone Wolf Media and Scott Free for PBS

    Lori McCreary (The Story of God with Morgan Freeman)
    Producer – Non-Fiction
    National Geographic Channel

    Lynn Whitfield (Greenleaf)
    Actress in a Supporting Role – Drama
    OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network

    Mariska Hargitay (Law & Order: SVU)
    Actress in a Leading Role – Drama
    Wolf Entertainment and Universal Television

    Nelufar Hedayat
    Fusion TV

    GRAND AWARD: Nick News with Linda Ellerbee
    Family Series
    Nickelodeon in association with Lucky Duck Productions

    Olivia Colman (The Night Manager)
    Actress in a Supporting Role – Made for TV Movie or Limited Series
    AMC Networks

    Outside the Lines: Baylor Rape Crisis
    Investigative Feature

    Renee Cullen

    Riley Keough (The Girlfriend Experience)
    Actress in a Leading Role – Made for TV Movie or Limited Series
    Starz Entertainment

    Robin Roberts (Game Changers with Robin Roberts)
    On-Air Talent – News or News Magazine
    ABC News and Rock’n Robin Productions

    Samantha Bee (Full Frontal with Samantha Bee)
    On-Air Talent – Entertainment or Sports

    Stephanie Busari
    Producer – News

    Surviving Compton: Dre, Suge & Michel’le
    Made for TV Movie

    The Killing Machine (60 Minutes)
    Hard News Feature
    CBS News

    The Powerpuff Girls
    Family Series
    Cartoon Network

    The View
    Talk Show – Entertainment
    ABC Television Network

    The Women of Silicon Valley
    Interview Series
    NBC’s TODAY Show

    This Is Life With Lisa Ling
    Non-Fiction or Reality

    This Is Us
    20th Century Fox Television

    Talk Show – News
    NBC’s Today Show


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