Celebrating Feminine Fortitude with the 49th Annual Gracie Awards

Kristen Wiig to Present the Lifetime Achievement Award to Carol Burnett
Photo: Mark Seliger for New York Magazine
Photo: Mark Seliger for New York Magazine

The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (AWMF) is set to host an evening of inspiration and celebration at the iconic Beverly Wilshire in LA on May 21, 2024. The 49th Annual Gracie Awards, known for spotlighting extraordinary achievements in media by women, is gearing up to be an event to remember with a lineup that’s as empowering as it is stellar.

This year’s Gracies are brought to life under the sparkling guidance of Tamera Mowry-Housley, a trailblazing host, actress, and entrepreneur whose career has been a beacon of empowerment for women across the globe. Tamera, known for her charismatic presence and dynamic career that spans decades, sets the perfect tone for an evening dedicated to celebrating feminine strength and resilience.

Highlighting the event, Kristen Wiig will present the Lifetime Achievement Award to her “Palm Royale” co-star, the legendary Carol Burnett, honoring her decades of influence and inspiration in entertainment. The roster of presenters reads like a who’s who of influential women and allies in media, including Candace Parker, Natalie Morales, and Sheryl Underwood, adding depth and diversity to the celebration.

Among the distinguished attendees are thought leaders and change-makers like Maria Shriver, Glennon Doyle, and Abby Wambach, each bringing their unique energy and perspective to the gala. The evening will also feature a performance by singer-songwriter Rachel Platten, known for her anthemic hit “Fight Song,” which embodies the spirit of the Gracies.

The Gracie Awards this year focus on “Feminine Strength, both Large and Small,” showcasing stories that resonate across various scales—from groundbreaking series like “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” to powerful podcasts like “We Can Do Hard Things.” The awards will honor luminaries such as Michelle Obama and Nicole Kidman, celebrating their contributions to media that empower and inspire women.

As the digital landscape evolves, the Gracies continue to innovate, with young influencers like Raegan Revord serving as AWMF’s Digital Impact Ambassador, bridging the gap between traditional media accolades and the dynamic world of digital content creators.

The event honors exceptional media content and supports the next generation of women in media through scholarships and educational programs. This aligns with AWMF’s mission to advance women in media and build a supportive community that uplifts and empowers.

For those unable to attend, the Gracie Awards ensures you can still partake in the glamour and inspiration. Details on the award recipients, event highlights, and more can be found on the AWMF website. This gala is more than an event; it’s a testament to the power of women’s voices in shaping a more inclusive and dynamic media landscape.

Don’t miss this celebration of strength, creativity, and the indomitable spirit of women in media at the upcoming Gracie Awards. Join us in honoring the achievements and contributions of women who are not just making media but making a difference.

For more information, please visit allwomeninmedia.org and follow the excitement on social media. Join the conversation using #TheGracies and be part of a night where we honor the voices and stories of women, by women, and for everyone.