Yesterday several great women were honored by Women In Film (WIF), an organization's that strives not only to help women in the entertainment industry with funding projects, but also by making them feel empowered in such a male-dominated industry. For all the great strides women have made in the film industry — most notably this year in independent film with fantastic directors like Sarah Polley (Away From Her) and Adrienne Shelley (Waitress) — it's still hard out there for a woman in film (and television).
On Thursday night, the WIF's Crystal+Lucy Awards were given out at a gala dinner in Los Angeles to a select group of women — though there were many beautiful attendees who came to support. According to the WIF website, "All [the winners] have excelled in their chosen fields while simultaneously supporting the work of other women." Right on! Emily Blunt is among the winners, as is "Grey's Anatomy" creator/writer Shonda Rhimes. To see the full list,
Crystal Award for Excellence in Film
Lucy Award for Excellence in Television
Shonda Rhimes, and the women of "Grey's Anatomy"
MaxMara “Face of the Future” Award
The Paltrow Mentorship Award
Kodak Vision Award
Uta Briesewitz, "for her notable achievements in Cinematography"