Lights! Camera! and lots of Action! on the #RedCarpet for 2016 #GeniiAwards- #LosAngeles #CA
It was a magical evening indeed at the 57th Annual Genii Awards–on Thursday, May 5, 2016.
The outstanding achievements of dedicated professionals in the entertainment industry were recognized in a spirited awards program.
The audience “heartily” applauded the honorees who have been strong advocates and mentors/role models.
These individuals have challenged the status-quo in various ways…opening doors for others to succeed.
The grand occasion was co-hosted by Erica Olsen, On-air for CBS2/KCAL9 — and Matt Iseman, Former doctor turned comedian, Matt Iseman currently hosts American Ninja Warrior and will be seen this fall on Celebrity Apprentice.
— #2016GeniiAwardWinners —
Excellence in Documentary Award
Award Presentation by: U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer
Honoree: Nicole Boxer, Documentary Filmmaker (The Invisible War, The Hunting Ground)
Film Competition Awards
Award Presentation by: Josh Welsh, President, Film Independent (which produces the Spirit Awards, LA Film Festival, Film Independent at LACMA and Project Involve)
BEST NARRATIVE SHORT – DRAMA: Debris – Escombros: director, Mary-Lyn Chambers
BEST NARRATIVE SHORT – COMEDY: Three Strikes: director, Susan Davis
BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT – Who Killed Eloa?: director, Livia Perez
BEST NARRATIVE SHORT SCRIPT – DRAMA: Before The Bomb: writers, Tannaz Hazemi & James Grimaldi
BEST NARRATIVE SHORT SCRIPT – COMEDY: If I Don’t Lose I’ll Lose: writer, Jean St. Clair
Excellence in Entertainment Award
Award Presentation by: Shaun Robinson, Emmy Award-winning journalist, TV host, author, producer, philanthropist including a special congratulations video from Mario Lopez
Honorees: Tracey Edmonds and Charissa Thompson, Co-hosts, Extra TV
Excellence in Journalism Award
Award Presentation by: Darnell J. Cates, Youth ambassador for the Freddie Mac Foundation Wednesday’s Child program
Honoree: Christine Devine, News Anchor at Fox KTTV
Excellence in Radio Award
Award Presentation by: Talaya Trigueros, On-air personality from 94.7 The Wave
Honoree: Pat Prescott, On-air personality from 94.7 The Wave
Award Presentation by: Anne Sweeney, Netflix Board Member and former President of Disney ABC Television Networks
Honoree: Maggie Bellville, Vice President, Hitachi Consulting and member of the U.S. Communications, Media & Entertainment Industry executive team
Excellence in Advertising Award
Award Presentation: Video
- Honoree: Xanthe Wells, Former Chief Creative Officer at Pitch Agency
Awards Presentation by: Fran Zone, Founder of Zone Communication and the creator of The Zone Method™
Paige Parker, Graduate student at USC’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism
Amia Yokoyama, Graduate student at California Institute of the Arts
Faith Strongheart, Graduate school student at UCLA
Rising Star Award
Award Presentation by: Julie Kertes, General Manager, National Parenting Product Awards
Honoree: Annette Covarrubias, Digital Sales Planner at CBS Radio
Excellence in Management Award
Award Presentation by: Donna Thomas, Senior Vice President of Sales, VUBIQUITY
Honoree: Sherry Brennan, Senior Vice President, Distribution Strategy & Development, Fox Networks
Excellence in New Media Award
Award Presentation by: Fran Drescher, Actor, Founder of Cancer Schmancer, Health Advocate, Activist
Honoree: Lisa Meier, Group Vice President, Time Warner Cable Media Sales, West Region
Tracey Edmonds, Charissa Thompson C-hosts of #ExtraTV Sparkle “E” On the scene! Taking in ALL the ACTION and GOOD energy on the lively #RedCarpet!
Genii Awards Winners: Charissa Thompson & Tracey Edmonds Co-Hosts, #ExtraTV
Evette Dabney, Sparkle “E”
Pre-Reception for #GeniiAwards
#Specialty Hollywood Starlet Cocktails
Just in time for Mother’s Day! US Senator Barbara Boxer was delighted to present her daughter…Nicole Boxer with a #GeniiAward! Award Winning Documentary Producer & Filmaker, Nicole Boxer
Veteran #Radio Personality & Genii Award Winner Pat Prescott from #TheWave!
#ShaunRobinson best known from #AccessHollywood presents Excellence in Entertainment Award…
In her presentation Shaun talked about how IMPORTANT it is for women in the entertainment industry to **SUPPORT** each other…
Robinson said: “There is plenty of room for women to make achievements in television… and enough #Excellence to go around!”
***🎉Cheers!!!***to ALL women striving for #SUCCESS the #Entertainment & #Media Industry!
Excellence in Entertainment Award Presentation!
TraceyEdmonds makes acceptance speech..
Award Winners #TraceyEdmonds & #CharissaThompson Co-Hosts from #ExtraTV get support… and congratulations from Veteran Entertainment Reporter Shaun Robinson