Gracie Awards

The Gracie Awards are awards presented by the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (AWM) in America, to 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), since 1975. 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.

Deadline Hollywood describes the awards as follows:

The Gracies recognize exemplary programming created by, for, and about women in radio, television, cable, and interactive media. Honorees are selected in national, local, and student markets, including both commercial and non-commercial outlets.[2]

The Gracie Awards are held on 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]

The 2019 ceremony took place on May 21, with the "local and student award winners," honored on June 26.[2]


These were the categories as of the 2014 ceremony.[3]

  • Outstanding Anchor – News or News Magazine
  • Outstanding Comedy
  • Outstanding Director – Entertainment
  • Outstanding Director – News
  • Outstanding Documentary
  • Outstanding Drama
  • Outstanding Ensemble Cast – Comedy
  • Outstanding Ensemble Cast – Drama
  • Outstanding Family Programming
  • Outstanding Female Actor in a Breakthrough Role
  • Outstanding Female Actor in a Featured or Guest Role
  • Outstanding Female Actor in a Leading Role in a Comedy
  • Outstanding Female Actor in a Leading Role in a Drama
  • Outstanding Female Actor in a Supporting Role in a Comedy or Musical
  • Outstanding Female Actor in a Supporting Role in a Drama
  • Outstanding Hard News Feature
  • Outstanding Host – Entertainment/Information
  • Outstanding Host – Lifestyle/Health Program
  • Outstanding Host – News/Non-Fiction
  • Outstanding Interview Program or Feature
  • Outstanding Investigative Program or Feature
  • Outstanding Lifestyle/Health Program
  • Outstanding Morning/Afternoon Drive Personality
  • Outstanding On-Air Talent: Sports Program
  • Outstanding Online Host or Correspondent
  • Outstanding Online Producer
  • Outstanding Original Online Programming – Audio
  • Outstanding Original Online Programming – News/Documentary
  • Outstanding Original Online Programming – Series
  • Outstanding Original Online Programming – Standalone Video
  • Outstanding Producer – Documentary/Reality
  • Outstanding Producer – Entertainment
  • Outstanding Producer – News
  • Outstanding Reality Show
  • Outstanding Reporter/Correspondent
  • Outstanding Series
  • Outstanding Soft News Feature
  • Outstanding Special or Variety
  • Outstanding Sports Program
  • Outstanding Talk Show – Entertainment/Information
  • Outstanding Talk Show – News


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,[4] 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

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b "The Gracie Awards". Archived from the original on 2012-09-30. Retrieved 2010-03-05.
  2. ^ a b Deadline Archived 2019-04-17 at the Wayback Machine coverage of the 2019 Gracie Awards
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-02-26. Retrieved 2015-02-28.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "06-18 – 32nd Annual Gracie Awards". Taylor Swift Photos. June 18, 2007. Archived from the original on February 2, 2017. Retrieved January 30, 2017.

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