An Emmy Award-winning actress who stars in an ABC sitcom will be the host of the 36th Annual Gracie Awards, reports TVNewsCheck.com.
The actress is Patricia Heaton, who stars in "The Middle." Heaton won two Emmys for her role in "Everybody Loves Raymond."
“I’m so proud to host this year’s Gracies,” Heaton said. “As a previous recipient of the Gracie Award, I personally understand how rewarding it is for women to be recognized by our peers. This is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of the incredible women in the media industry.”
The Gracies gala will be held May 24 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Created in 1975 and named for comedian Gracie Allen, the Gracies are presented by the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Alliance for Women in Media that supports educational programs, charitable activities, public service campaigns and scholarships to benefit the public, the electronic media and allied fields.