Fey, Bassett, Pinkett Smith to receive women's media awards

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Posted: Mar 21, 2016 1:21 PM
Fey, Bassett, Pinkett Smith to receive women's media awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tina Fey, Angela Bassett, Jada Pinkett Smith, Cynthia Nixon and Kathie Lee Gifford are being recognized for their media achievements.

The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation said Monday that it will honor the five women at its 41st annual Gracie Awards in May.

Foundation Chairwoman Kristen Welch said the entertainers will be honored because their success on both sides of the camera encourages future generations of women to pursue media careers.

They will be recognized at a gala ceremony at May 24 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The event will raise funds for the foundation's scholarships and educational programs.

A second celebration for students and local-market media talent is set for June 21. The Gracies Awards Luncheon will be held at Cipriani in New York.