2010 Media Access Awards

Host

Pat Harvey, Emmy-winning broadcast journalist and KCBS/KCAL-TV news anchor

Recipients

AFTRA Disability Awareness Award – Darcy Pohland, a successful newscaster in a wheelchair (posthumously, WCCO-TV)

SAG Harold Russell Award – Danny Woodburn is an actor and a union advocate for performers with disabilities and Little People. (Seinfeld, Passion, Men In Trees)

CSA Award – Robert J. Ulrich, Eric Dawson, Carol Kritzer, for diverse casting of actors with disabilities (Glee)

WGAW Joan Young Award – Vince Gilligan, for creating realistic characters with disabilities (Breaking Bad)

Producers Guild of America George Sunga Award – Mike Tollin (Radio, Smallville, Coach Carter) led a group of 12 Special Olympians up Mt. Kilimanjaro in 1990, which resulted in an Emmy Award-winning film, Let Me Be Brave

Christopher Reeve Acting Scholarship – Christopher Thornton (Curb Your Enthusiasm, Brothers & Sisters), who became paraplegic in a climbing accident in 1992 wrote and co-starred with longtime friend Mark Ruffalo in Sympathy for Delicious which debuted at the Sundance Film Festival 2010

RJ Mitte Diversity Award – Atticus Shaffer (The Middle), for an actor with a physical or emotional disability with limitations that would make an acting career seem implausible

The host for the Media Access Awards was KCBS/KCAL-TV Anchor Pat Harvey.

Presenters

Presenters at the awards included actors Ron Livingston, CSI’s Robert David Hall, Glee’s John Autry, Lauren Potter and Zack Weinstein, Geri Jewell and many others.

Sponsors

PGA, Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, SAG-AFTRA, WGAW, CSA, Friends of Californians with Disabilities, California Governor’s Committee