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Princess Charlene and Prince Albert attend 2016 Princess Grace Awards Gala

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25 October 2016
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Last evening, the HRH Prince Albert of Monaco and Princess Charlene attended the 2016 Princess Grace awards gala at Cipriani 25 Broadway in New York.

Princess Grace Foundation was founded, 34 years ago, by HRH Prince Rainier after the death of Grace Kelly in order to honour her passion. The Foundation aims to help emerging artists in theater, dance, and film by awarding grants in the form of scholarships, apprenticeships, and fellowships. 

Since the Foundation's inception, nearly 800 recipients have been awarded more than $13 million. Some notable Princess Grace Awards recipients in Film include: Emmy winner Cary Fukunaga, director of "True Detective", Jane Eyre and Beasts of No Nation; Greg Mottola director of Superbad, "Arrested Development", and the upcoming Keeping up with the Joneses; Stephen Hillenburg, creator of SpongeBob SquarePants. Theater recipients include: Tony Award winner for Best Direction of a Play, Anna D. Shapiro; Pulitzer and Tony Award winning playwright Tony Kushner; Golden Globe Award winner Oscar Isaac; and Academy Award winner Eric Simonson.  Dance/Choreography recipients include: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Artistic Director Robert Battle; American Ballet Theatre's Gillian Murphy and Isabella Boylston and New York City Ballet's Tiler Peck and Maria Kowroski; as well as choreographers Kyle Abraham and Michelle Dorrance.