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Women In Media to Honor Julia Roberts, ‘Orange is the New Black’ at Annual Gracies Awards

Continuing its tradition of honoring women — and men — who have made a positive impact on the media landscape over the year, the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation has released its annual list of names to be feted at its 40th Anniversary Gracies Awards. This year’s honorees include Julia Roberts and Olivia Munn for their work in “The Normal Heart” and “The Newsroom,” respectively, and “Mom’s” Sadie Calvano, who is being singled out as an outstanding female rising star. Cicely Tyson will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award because the Foundation feels she has given “a voice to women in film and television for more than 60 years.” “Orange Is the New Black” will receive the outstanding TV comedy series honor, while “Gotham” will receive the outstanding TV drama honor.

“Though we receive hundreds of submissions from all over the country every year, it never ceases to amaze us of all the great work that has been done to further highlight women in media. We are thrilled to honor such smart, thoughtful and inspirational individuals, organizations and programming this year,” said Kristen Welch, AWMF chair.

AWMF, which supports educational programs, charitable activities, public service and scholarship campaigns that benefit women in media, will hold this year’s ceremony on May 19 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Below is the full list of honorees.

48 Hours: Kristen’s Secret
Outstanding Magazine
CBS News/48 Hours

Alicia Menendez
Outstanding Talk Show- Entertainment/Information
Fusion Network/AM Tonight

Angela Robinson
Outstanding Female Actor- One to Watch
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network/The Haves and The Have Nots

Ann Druyan
Outstanding Producer- Documentary/Reality
National Geographic Channel/Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey

Anna Chlumsky
Outstanding Female Actor in a Supporting Role in a Comedy or Musical
HBO/Veep

Cicely Tyson
Lifetime Achievement Award

Diana Olick – Reality Check
Outstanding Blog
CNBC

Documentary on One: The Common Thread
Outstanding Documentary
RTE Radio 1

Elizabeth Cohen
Outstanding Original Online Programming- Series
CNN/The Empowered Patient

“Entre el Abandono y el Rechazo” (Between Abandonment and Rejection)
Outstanding Investigative Program or Feature
Univision Communications, Inc.

Erica Hill-Correspondent
Outstanding Reporter/Correspondent
NBC News/Today Show

espnW Presents: The State of the NFL
Outstanding Interview Program or Feature
espnW

Every Day in Cambodia: A CNN Freedom Project Documentary
Outstanding Documentary
CNN

Fed Up
Grand Award for Outstanding Documentary
Artemis Rising Foundation

Ferguson Talks Politics
Outstanding Original Online Programming- Audio
Al Jazeera America

Girl Code: The Race Episode
Outstanding Reality Show
MTV

Gloria Steinem Talks to Al Jazeera

Outstanding Interview Program or Feature
Al Jazeera America

Good Morning America
Outstanding Talk Show- News
ABC

Gotham
Outstanding Drama
Warner Bros.Television

Hoda Kotb
Outstanding Host- News/Non-Fiction
NBC News/Today Show

Isha Sesay
Outstanding Anchor- News or News Magazine
CNN

Iyanla: Fix My Life
Outstanding Lifestyle/Health Program
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network

Jane Anderson
Outstanding Producer- Entertainment
HBO/Olive Kitteridge

Julia Roberts
Grand Award Outstanding Female Actor in a Supporting Role- Drama
HBO/The Normal Heart

Julie Ann Robinson
Outstanding Director- Entertainment
Universal Television/Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Kristen Johnston
Outstanding Female Actor in a Leading Role in a Comedy or Musical
TV Land/The Exes

Lauren Hill’s Story, CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley
Outstanding Soft News Feature
CBS News

Lisa Lax and Nancy Stern Winters, 41ON41
Outstanding Director- Documentary/Reality
41 Films

Look Different
Outstanding Public Service Announcement
MTV

Mae Whitman
Outstanding Female Actor in a Breakthrough Role
Universal Television/Parenthood

Maggie Gyllenhaal
Outstanding Female Actor in a Leading Role in a Drama
Sundance TV/The Honorable Woman

Margo Martindale
Outstanding Female Actor in a Featured or Guest Role
Fox 21 Television Studios/The Americans

Mary Stevens
Outstanding Online Producer
CNBC

Moll Anderson
Outstanding On-Air Talent: Lifestyle/Health Program
Moll Anderson Productions

Nine for IX Shorts
Outstanding Online Programming- News/Documentary
ESPN Films

Campus Sexual Assault Series
Outstanding Series
NPR

Olivia Munn
Outstanding Female Actor in a Supporting Role in a Drama
HBO/The Newsroom

Oprah’s Master Class
Outstanding Portrait/Biography
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network

Orange is the New Black

Outstanding Comedy
Netflix

Outside The Lines Special – “Domestic Violence and Sports: Out of the Shadows”
Outstanding Special or Variety
ESPN

Patricia DiCarlo
Outstanding Director- News
CNN

Perk Up: Facebook and Apple Now Pay for Women to Freeze Eggs
Outstanding Website- News
NBCNews.com

#PinkPower- Series
Outstanding Series
NBC News/Today Show

Rachel Nichols
Outstanding On-Air Talent: Sports Program
CNN

Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel
Outstanding Sports Program
HBO

Robin Roberts
Outstanding Online Host or Correspondent
espnW

Robin Sindler
Outstanding Producer- News
NBC News/Today Show

Sadie Calvano
Outstanding Female Actor- Rising Star
CBS/Mom

Saving My Tomorrow
Outstanding Family Programming
HBO

Strange Empire: The Curiosities of Rebecca Blithely
Outstanding Website- Information/Entertainment
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Talking While Female
Outstanding Online Programming – Standalone Video
NPR

The Absolutely Mindy Show
Outstanding Family Programming
SiriusXM

The Legend of Korra
Outstanding Animated Programming- Production
Nickelodeon

The Phone Call

Outstanding Public Service Announcement
CBS

The Trip to Bountiful
Outstanding Ensemble Cast
Lifetime

Tracey Edmonds
Outstanding Host- Entertainment/Information
Extra

We Need to Talk – Hosts
Outstanding On-Air Talent: Sports Program
CBS Sports Network

Women on Pop
Outstanding Talk Show- Entertainment/Information
Sirius XM

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