Friday, September 14, 2012

Actress Ellen Burstyn To Head 2012 EMMA's Gala

September 13, 2012
Pat Lynch, VP Communications
Award-Winning Actress Ellen Burstyn To Head 2012 EMMA's Gala
Washington, D.C., September 13- Oscar and Tony Award-winner Ellen Burstyn will head the 2012 Exceptional Merit in Media Award (EMMAs) Gala presented by the National Women's Political Caucus which will be held in New York City on October 4th.

Ms. Burstyn won the Best Actress Oscar for her performance in the film Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore. She also won both the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Play for her performance in "Same Time, Next Year."  Ms. Burstyn won an Emmy as Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for her role in LAW & ORDER: Special Victims Unit for Episode "Swing", most recently finished the first season of the hugely popular limited television series POLITICAL ANIMALS on USA

The EMMAs were first awarded in 1985 and created by NWPC past-President Irene Natividad. Over the past 27 years, the EMMAs have been presented for outstanding coverage of issues of importance to women, often bringing to light issues that might otherwise be glossed over or omitted.

National Women's Political Caucus President Linda Young said that "Having Ellen here with us for the EMMAs is so exciting, knowing too, that she can share many experience of her career about the role of women in films and plays, and the changes that she has seen during her career in the way women characters are depicted.  We are thrilled that she is going to be with us to head up the Awards Presentation to the 2012 winners."

Ellen Burstyn will be heading the EMMAs Thursday, October 4th, at HunterCollege's Kaye Playhouse in New York City beginning at 6:00 p.m. For ticket information, please call (202) 785 1100 or visit

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