Gracies go to TLC, HBO, MTV

The Alliance for Women in Media handed out its Gracie Awards awards honoring women in the television industry this week, with recipients including TLC's The Little Couple (pictured).
May 26, 2011

The Alliance for Women in Media has handed out its annual Gracie Awards, which honor women in the television industry both in front of and behind the camera.

The 36th edition of the awards fest, hosted by actress Patricia Heaton, took place in Beverly Hills on May 24.

The non-fiction recipients of the National Awards included A Conception Story, TLC’s online web series funded by First Response, which won the outstanding series prize, while outstanding director of news/non-fiction went to Alexandra Pelosi for her HBO doc Motel Kids of Orange County.

Retirement Living TV’s four-part series on caregiving, Taking Care with Joan Lunden, took the award for outstanding talk show – entertainment/information.

An MSNBC doc on the larger forces behind an abortion doctor’s murder, The Assassination of Dr. Tiller, won the outstanding hard news feature award.

Hannah Storm, Lisa Lax and Nancy Stern Winters won the outstanding producer award for news and non-fiction for their work on Unmatched,a doc on the rivalry and friendship between tennis greats Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova, featured in ESPN’s 30 for 30 series.

The outstanding reality show award went to TLC/LMNO Productions’ The Little Couple  (pictured), which follows Bill Klein and Jennifer Arnold, who both have dwarfism.

True Life Presents: Resist the Power!Saudi Arabia took the outstanding documentary award for MTV Networks.

Local, online, public and student outstanding documentary winners included CBC Television’s Africa on the Move: A Woman’s World; the Brigham Young University student doc, Eye of the Beholder; and jay rosenstein productions’ The Lord is Not On Trial Here Today.

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