Michelle Williams, Niecy Nash, Naomi Watts and more receive Gracie Awards

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Michelle Williams stars in “Fosse/Verdon.” [FX photo]

The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation has announced the winners of the 45th annual Gracie Awards.

The list of honorees includes such esteemed honorees as Michelle Williams, Amy Poehler, Natasha Lyonne, Tamron Hall, Naomi Watts, Angela Yee, Norah O’Donnell, Niecy Nash, Stephanie Beatriz, and Soledad O’Brien, along with more than 100 of the most talented women in television, radio and digital media.

The Gracies recognize exemplary programming created by, for and about women in radio, television, and interactive media, according to a news release.

Honorees are selected in national, local and student markets, including both commercial and non-commercial outlets. This year’s honorees represent the substance and ethos of women’s storytelling and journalism at its best.

“Our leadership is proud to honor the best of the best who embody the spirit and intention of the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation’s Gracie Awards. We want to thank those on the front lines telling the important stories still impacting our world. It is our distinguished honor to recognize the reporters, hosts, producers and media executives who are working to ensure the public is informed,” said Becky Brooks, executive director of the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation, in a statement.

“We know everyone in media has been impacted in some way, and we continue to salute this outstanding list of honorees for their award-winning passion, energy and perseverance.”


“60 Minutes: The Chibok Girls” (60 Minutes)

CBS News

News Magazine

Abby McEnany (“Work in Progress”)


Actress in a Breakthrough Role

Alex Duda (“The Kelly Clarkson Show”)


Showrunner – Talk Show

“Am I Next? Trans and Targeted”

ABC NEWS Nightline

Hard News Feature

Angela Kang (“The Walking Dead”)


Showrunner- Scripted

“Better Things”

FX Networks



YouTube Originals

Non-Fiction Entertainment

Caroline Waterlow (“Qualified”)

ESPN Films

Producer- Documentary /Unscripted / Non-Fiction

Catherine Reitman (“Workin’ Moms”)

Wolf + Rabbit Entertainment (CBC/Netflix)

Actress in a Leading Role – Comedy or Musical

Catherine Reitman (“Workin’ Moms”)

Wolf + Rabbit Entertainment (CBC/Netflix)

Director – Comedy

Clarissa Ward (CNN International)

CNN International


Danai Gurira stars in “The Walking Dead.” [AMC photo]

Danai Gurira (“The Walking Dead”)


Actress in a Leading Role – Drama

Fiona Shaw (“Killing Eve”)


Actress in a Supporting Role – Drama

Francesca Gregorini (“Killing Eve”)


Director – Scripted

“Gender Discrimination in the FBI”

NBC News Investigative Unit

Interview Feature

“Grey’s Anatomy”

ABC Studios

Drama- Grand Award

Izzie Pick Ibarra (“The Masked Singer”)

FOX Broadcasting Company

Showrunner – Unscripted

Michelle Williams (“Fosse/Verdon”)

FX Networks

Actress in a Leading Role – Made for TV Movie or Limited Series

“Mission Unstoppable”

Produced by Litton Entertainment

Family Series

MSNBC 2019 Democratic Debate (Atlanta)


Special or Variety – Breakthrough

Naomi Watts stars in “The Loudest Voice.” [Showtime photo]

Naomi Watts (“The Loudest Voice”)


Actress in a Supporting Role – Made for TV Movie or Limited Series

Natasha Lyonne, Leslye Headland, Amy Poehler (“Russian Doll”)

Universal Television

Producer- Entertainment

Nawal al-Maghafi (BBC Arabic)

BBC News

Investigative Feature

Niecy Nash (2019 “Black Girls Rock!”)

BET Networks

On-Air Talent – Entertainment



News Program

Pati Jinich (“Pati’s Mexican Table”)

Mexican Table LLC

On-Air Talent – Lifestyle

“Patsy & Loretta”


Made for Television Movie

“Rising Stars: The Story of Muslim Girls Basketball”

CBS Sports Network

Sports Feature

Sarah Fitzpatrick

NBC News Investigative Unit

Producer- News

Sedika Mojadidi (“Doc World: Facing the Dragon”)

WORLD Channel

Director – Unscripted

Sharyn Alfonsi (“60 Minutes”)

CBS News

On-Air Talent – News or News Magazine

Soledad O’Brien (“American Injustice: A BET Town Hall”)

BET Networks

On-Air Talent – News Special

Stephanie Beatriz stars in “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.” [Universal Television photo]

Stephanie Beatriz (“Brooklyn Nine-Nine”)

Universal Television

Actress in a Supporting Role – Comedy or Musical


Universal Television

Ensemble Cast

“Surviving R. Kelly” Producing Team (“Surviving R. Kelly”)


Producer- Documentary /Unscripted / Non-Fiction – Grand Award

Tamron Hall (“Tamron Hall”)

Walt Disney Television

Talk Show – Entertainment

“Teacher Surprise” (“Today”)


Soft News Feature

The Gayle King Interview with R. Kelly (CBS News)

CBS News

Special or Variety

“The Loudest Voice”


Limited Series

“This Changes Everything”



Tracy Oliver (“First Wives Club”)

BET Networks


“Women’s Wellness Disrupt-HERS with Maria Shriver” (Third hour of “Today”)

NBC News

News Feature Series

To see the rest of the winners, click here.


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