Couric, White Among Gracie Award National Winners

Alliance for Women in Media (AWM) announced the 2011 national winners of the 36th Annual Gracie Awards. The awards will be presented at a black-tie gala at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, Los Angeles, CA on Tuesday, May 24. Local, online, public and student award winners will be announced later this week.

The Gracies are presented by the AWM Foundation, the philanthropic arm of AWM 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.

The winners, in alphabetical order:

60 Minutes: Interview with Kathryn Bigelow—Outstanding Interview Program, CBS News

A Conception Story—Outstanding Series, Discovery Communications

Alexandra Pelosi—Outstanding Director (News/Non-Fiction), HBO/Motel Kids of Orange County


Alfre Woodard—Outstanding Female Actor in a Supporting Role in a Drama Series or Special, TNT/Delta Blues

Anne Thompson—Outstanding Reporter/Correspondent, NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams

Betty White—Outstanding Female Actor in a Leading Role in Comedy Series or Special, TV Land/Hot in Cleveland

Breakthrough Women—Outstanding Series, HLN

Chelsea Lately—Outstanding Talk Show (Entertainment/Information),E! Entertainment Television

Claire Danes—Outstanding Female Actor in a Leading Role in a Drama Series or Special, HBO/Temple Grandin

CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute—Outstanding Special or Variety, CNN

Corny Koehl—Outstanding Producer (Entertainment), Harpo Radio/The Gayle King Show

E:60 Chelsea Baker—Outstanding Soft News Feature,ESPN

Female WWII Pilots: The Orginal Fly Girls—Outstanding Portrait/Biography, NPR

Francia Raisa—Outstanding Female Rising Star in a Drama Series or Special, ABC Family/Secret Life of an American Teenager

Hannah Storm—Outstanding Producer (News/Non-Fiction),ESPN

In The Same Boat—Outstanding Interview Program or Feature, RTÉ Radio 1

Janet Tamaro—Outstanding Producer (Entertainment), TNT/Rizzoli & Isles

Julie McCarthy—Outstanding Reporter/Correspondent, NPR

Katie Couric—Outstanding Host (News/Non-Fiction), CBS Evening News with Katie Couric

Kung Fu Grannies—Outstanding Soft News Feature, World Vision Report

Lynn Hermstad—Outstanding Director (Entertainment), Dr. Phil Show

Martha Stewart—Outstanding Host ( Entertainment/Information), Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia

Meredith Vieira—Outstanding Anchor (News), NBC/The Today Show

Miranda Cosgrove—Outstanding Female Rising Star in a Comedy Series or Special, Nickelodeon/iCarly

No Phone Zone—Outstanding Public Service Announcement, Harpo Radio

Outside the Lines—Outstanding Sports Program, ESPN

Piper Perabo—Outstanding Female Actor in a Breakthrough Role,USA Network/Covert Affairs

Private Practice—Outstanding Drama, ABC

Ramona Sweats the Blind Date—Outstanding Comedy, Greater Media Charlotte

Reporting from Haiti—Outstanding Breaking News Coverage, NBC

Rosie Perez—Outstanding Female Actor in a Leading Role in a Drama Series or Special, Lifetime Movie Network/In Plain Sight

Seeking Justice for Campus Rapes—Outstanding Hard News Feature,


Skin Cancer: Beautiful Doll—Outstanding Public Service Announcement, Style Network

Sold on Craigslist—Outstanding Investigative Program or Feature, CNN

Taking Care with Joan Lunden—Outstanding Talk Show – Entertainment/Information, Retirement Living TV

The Assassination of Dr. Tiller—Outstanding Hard News Feature,MSNBC

The Current: Egg Freezing/Older Parents—Outstanding Talk Show – News, CBC Radio One

The Dr. Laura Berman Show—Outstanding Talk Show (Entertainment/Information), Oprah Radio

The Little Couple—Outstanding Reality Show, TLC /LMNO Productions

The Middle—Outstanding Comedy, ABC/Warner Bros. Television

True Life Presents: Resist the Power! Saudi Arabia—Outstanding Documentary, MTV Networks

Wells Fargo Women’s eMagazine: PlanForWhat’—Outstanding Web site – Information/Entertainment, Wells Fargo/Naka Productions

WordGirl—Outstanding Children/Adolescent Animated Program, Scholastic Media

Yvette Nicole Brown—Outstanding Female Actor in a Supporting Role in a Comedy Series or Special, NBC/Community

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