Gracie Awards

The Gracie Awards are an American award ceremony. They celebrate and honor programming created for women, by women, and about women, as well as individuals who have made exemplary contributions in electronic media and affiliates. Presented annually, the Gracie Awards recognize national, local and student works. [1]

The award's namesake radio and television star Gracie Allen


The Gracie Awards ceremony is presented by the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (AWM). The awards are named after radio and television star Gracie Allen. Gracie was a successful comedian, entertainer, entrepreneur and activist. As half of the Burns and Allen act, with husband George Burns, one of the most prominent comedy teams in American history, Gracie has been a role model for women in media and entertainment.

The Gracie Awards are divided into two days, a gala and a luncheon. The Gracie Awards Gala is a black tie evening affair and awards individuals in the national and mainstream arena. The Gracie Awards Gala has been regularly held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, California. The Gracie Awards Luncheon, a more casual affair, honors local, public, online and student works and has been held in New York.[1]


These were the categories as of the 2014 ceremony.[2]


Gala Hosts from 2005-2014
Paula Zahn, Megan Mullally, Lesley Visser, Giuliana Rancic, Niecy Nash, Maria Menounos, Patricia Heaton, Angela Kinsey, Lana Parrilla, Aisha Tyler

Gala Performers from 2005-2014
Gloria Gaynor, Miri Ben-Ari, Dance Times Square, Onyx, Elisabeth Withers-Mendez, Dwana Smallwood, Girl Scouts Chorus of Nassau County, Taylor Swift, Dianne Reeves, Melissa Pabon Dancers, Darlin Garcia, The Stunners, Macy Gray, Melissa Etheridge, Deniece Williams, Kimberley Locke

Luncheon Hosts from 2005-2014
Rene Syler, Roz Abrams, Nancy Giles, Kim Guthrie, Deborah Norville, Moll Anderson

Caring is Sexy Award
Angie Harmon, Giuliana Rancic

Dove Real Beauty Award
Shaun Robinson, Jessica Simpson, Amy Poehler, Lisa Ling, Joy Behar, Linda Ellerbee, Gayle King

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