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
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
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."
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 www.nwpc.org/EMMA.
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