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Julia Roberts, Cicely Tyson, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Olivia Munn, Mae Whitman, And Orange Is The New Black, Amongst Others To Be Honored At The Alliance For Women In Media Foundation's 40th Anniversary Gracies Awards On May 19.

Local Market, Public, Digital and Student Award-Winners to be Honored at the Gracies Awards Luncheon on June 22

LOS ANGELES, March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Over the past 40 years, the Alliance for Women In Media Foundation (AWMF) has annually honored exemplary women and men in the media and entertainment industry -- individuals who are pioneers in their respective fields and lead by example. This year's 40[sup.th] Anniversary Gracies Awards, in support of the AWMF's many educational programs, charitable activities, public service and scholarship campaigns that benefit women in media, is being held on Tuesday, May 19 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The evening will honor such luminaries as Julia Roberts, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Olivia Munn, and Mae Whitman, among many others. Additionally, AWMF will bestow Cicely Tyson with the Lifetime Achievement Award for her groundbreaking work, giving a voice to women in film and television for more than 60 years. Local market, public, digital and student award winners will be recognized at the Gracies Awards Luncheon on June 22 in New York.

Kristen Welch, Alliance for Women in Media Foundation Chair , said in making the announcement, "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."

The evening will showcase the strides women have made in media throughout the past 40 years and celebrate the bold new trails women are blazing for tomorrow. This year's national radio, TV and digital Gracies Award honorees are (please see full list of local, public and student winners here):

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

ABOUT THE GRACIES AWARDS The Gracie Awards, established in 1975, honor outstanding programming by, for and about women 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. National and digital winners will be honored at the 40[sup.th] Gracies Awards Gala, May 19, 2015 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Local, public and student winners in radio and TV will be honored at the Gracies Awards Luncheon, June 22, 2015 in New York. For information about how to reserve a table, please contact AWMF at (202)750-3664. For updates on the awards ceremony and luncheon, please visit www.thegracies.org. For the latest information, please follow the Gracies Awards on Facebook: The Gracies and Twitter: @TheGracies.

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