Winners of the Gabby Awards


The Gabby Awards ceremony, which was the largest gathering of Greek American stars in history, highlighted just how far Greek Americans have come. The audience was in awe of big names like Nia Vardalos, Alexi Georgoulis, Melina Kanakaredes and many other accomplished Greek Americans. More than 100,000 people voted online for their nominees in each category. The winners were announced at the ceremony at the Merle Reskin theater in a stunning and elegant display of Greek pride and heritage.

The winners in each category:

* George Sakellaris, Business and Entrepreneurism
* Harry Mark Petrakis, Arts and Culture
* Dean Karnazes, Athletics
* Dr. Constantine Papadakis, Education & Academia
* The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Greek & Roman Galleries, Promotion of Hellenism
* Melina Kanakaredes, Entertainment & Performing Arts
* Alexi Giannoulias, Politics & Government
* John Rangos, Philanthrophy & Public Service
* Olympia Dukakis, Lifetime Achievement Award