Former SNL (and BUST cover, above) funny lady Amy Poehler will be awarded this year's Dove Real Beauty Award at the 34th Annual AWRT Gracie Awards. AWRT (American Women in Radio and Televison) and Dove, partnered since 2004, 'created the Dove Real Beauty Award to honor an individual who best embodies and expresses the 'substance and spirit' of real beauty through her life and career.'
AWRT President Maria Brennan said, 'We are excited...Amy Poehler is an ideal recipient for this recognition balancing her many roles as entertainer, entrepreneur, advocate and mother. She sends a strong, positive message to women and girls of any age.' 'On and off screen, Poehler accomplishes this by consistently demonstrating her dedication to empowering women and girls everywhere. Through her digital series for the ON Networks, Smart Girls at the Party, Amy continues to acknowledge and support girls who are 'changing the world by being themselves'.'
Poehler, who said 'I am honored and flattered to be included in any award that has the words 'real' and 'beauty' in it,' is totally befitting of this award. She was nominated for an Emmy in 2008 as Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy for SNL (the first recognized in this category). She left the cast that same year upon becoming a new mother. She's been in numerous comedies such as Mean Girls, Blades of Glory, and my personal fav, Baby Mama. Poehler recently returned to television with the new, hilarious 'Parks and Recreation' on NBC.
The award will be presented at the 34th Annual Gracie Awards Gala on Wednesday, June 3 at the Marriott Marquis in New York.
While you're catching up on her new show via hulu , switch to another tab during those annoying commercials and visit the Dove Campaign for Real Beauty and the Dove Self-Esteem Fund, to learn more what their mission is all about. --Regina
links: dove.us, campaignforrealbeauty, AWRT, hulu/ image: bust boobtique
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