The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation has announced the winners of its 2023 Gracie Awards. The Gracie Awards recognize outstanding achievements by women in media, with categories in television, radio and digital media. Among the winners this year are Meghan Markle, Christine Applegate, and Tracee Ellis Ross.
Meghan Markle was honored for her work on the podcast series “Archewell Audio,” which she hosts with her husband Prince Harry. The show focuses on topics like mental health and social issues, and features guests like Elton John and Stacey Abrams. Christine Applegate won for her role on the Netflix comedy series “Dead to Me,” in which she plays a woman who befriends a grieving widow in a support group. Tracee Ellis Ross was recognized for her directing work on the television series “Black-ish.”
Other winners at this year’s Gracie Awards include Kesha for her memoir, “My Own Story,” and Da Brat for her work as a radio host on the syndicated show “The Rickey Smiley Morning Show.” The awards ceremony will take place on September 27 in Los Angeles.
The Gracie Awards were first established in 1975 to honor women in media and telecommunications. The awards are named after radio and television personality Gracie Allen, who was known for her comedic talents and groundbreaking work in the industry. The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation, which sponsors the Gracie Awards, is a nonprofit organization that advocates for diversity and gender equality in media.
Overall, this year’s winners represent a diverse group of women making important contributions to the media industry. From podcast hosts to television directors, these women are using their platforms to tackle important topics and tell unique stories. The Gracie Awards provide much-needed recognition for these women who are often overlooked in a male-dominated field. By honoring women in media, the awards help to promote diversity and representation in the industry, and inspire a new generation of women to pursue careers in media and telecommunications.