Grandparents Jim Carrey, Bob Dylan, 19 Others Honored with Inaugural “Grandy” Awards

In advance of Oscar Night, recognizes 21 notable grandparents with first-ever “Grandys.”

New York, NY, March 05, 2010 --( Celebrities, politicians, and other newsmakers are among the 20 recipients of Grandys – the first award of its kind, recognizing the activities and contributions of American grandparents over the past year, presented by the editors of

The list of honorees includes notables from the worlds of entertainment (“Rookie of the Year” Carrey, “Grandfather Laureate” Dylan), fashion (“Most Fashionable Duo,” Donna Karan and Diane von Furstenberg), literature (“Spookiest Grandpa,” Stephen King), sports (“Top Cowboy Grandpa,” Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones), and more.

Vital, strong, and active, the list of Grandy honorees proves that the Baby Boomer generation isn’t shuffling into middle age; like skater Peggy Fleming (who received the Grandy for Most Graceful), they are gleefully gliding into grandparenthood. “The average age of a first-time grandparent is under 50,” says David Brinker, president and co-founder of Brinker adds, “Grandy recipients are representative of the more than 70 million grandparents in this country – a new generation of grandparents who love their grandkids while leading active, dynamic lives of their own.”

To see the complete list of Grandy categories and recipients, go to


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Gary Drevitch