Joan Rivers, Julia Roberts, Shonda Rhimes Among WIN Award Nominees
The annual awards encourage the creation of dimensional female media images and equality between the genders
Joan Rivers, Scandal executive producer Shonda Rhimes, and actors Emma and Julia Roberts are among the nominees for the 16th Women's Image Network (WIN) Awards, which honor females in film and television for exceptional accomplishment.
Rivers is posthumously nominated for best actress in a comedy series for her performance in the "September Issue" episode of Fashion Police (daughter Melissa Rivers was co-nominated with Lisa Bacon for producing the same episode).
Rhimes and Betsy Beers are nominated for producing the Scandal episode "Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner." The aunt and niece duo Emma and Julia Roberts are competing in the same category for best actress in a made-for-TV movie/miniseries. Emma is nominated for her role in American Horror Story: Coven and Julia for HBO's The Normal Heart.
Founded in 1993 by Phyllis Stuart, the Women's Image Network is a charity that collaborates with entertainment-industry businesses to recognize deserving media and individuals who promote gender parity. It aims to encourage respect for women, create dimensional female media images and support social and economic equality between genders.
The WIN Awards take place on Sunday, Dec. 14, in Southern California. The exact location, and the names of this year’s special honorees, have not yet been announced.
A complete list of nominees follows.
Running From Crazy
E! Entertainment Special: Brooke Burket-Charvet
Beyond Candid with Giulana: Demi Lovato
Melissa & Joey — "Right Time, Right Place"
New Girl — "All In"
Getting On — "Born On The Fourth Of July"
Modern Family — "Under Pressure"
Actress Comedy Series
Joan Rivers, Fashion Police — "September Issue"
Julie Bowen, Modern Family — "Under Pressure"
Zooey Deschanel, New Girl — "The Last Wedding"
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep — "Crate"
Made-for-TV Movie / Mini-Series
A Day Late and a Dollar Short
The Trip to Bountiful
American Horror Story: Coven
Actress Made-for-TV Movie / Miniseries
Julia Roberts, The Normal Heart
Whoopi Goldberg, A Day Late and a Dollar Short
Cicely Tyson, The Trip to Bountiful
Michelle Trachtenberg, Killing Kennedy
Emma Roberts, American Horror Story: Coven
Allison Tolman, Fargo
Iyanla: Fix My Life — "Fix My Football Star Life"
Vice — "The Pink Gang Rebellion"
Cold Justice — "Gone"
Welcome To Sweetie Pie’s — "Fools Rush In"
Total Divas — "Wedding Mania"
Actress Reality Series
Heidi Klum, Project Runway
Giuliana Rancic, Giuliana & Bill
Yolanda Foster, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
Chelsea Handler, Chelsea Lately
Scandal — "Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner"
Bates Motel — "The Immutable Truth"
Switched At Birth — "Uprising"
The Fosters — "I Do"
Witches Of East End — "Pilot"
Sleepy Hollow — "Pilot"
Actress Drama Series
Diane Kruger, The Bridge — "Pilot"
Lena Headey, Game Of Thrones — "The Lion And The Rose"
Vera Farmiga, Bates Motel — "The Immutable Truth"
Kathryn Winnick, Vikings — "Unforgiven"
Katey Sagal, Sons Of Anarchy — "A Mother’s Work"
Film Produced by a Woman
Mary Lisio, Teri Weinberg — Killing Kennedy
Barbara Kopple — Running From Crazy
Ann Druyan — Cosmos: A Space Time Odyssey
Cynthia Hill — Private Violence
Drama Series Produced by a Woman
Shonda Rhimes, Betsy Beers Scandal — "Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner"
Becky Hartman Edwards, Anne Keeney, Joy Gregory, Switched At Birth — "Uprising"
Susanna Fogel, Joni Lefkowitz, Chasing Life — "Pilot"
Kerry Ehrin, Bates Motel — "The Immutable Truth"
Meredith Stiehm, The Bridge — "Pilot"
Joanna Johnson, Jennifer Lopez, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas, Christine Sacani, for The Fosters — "I Do"
Comedy Series Produced by a Woman
Paula Hart, Melissa Joan Hart, Jennifer Glickman, Melissa & Joey — "Right Time, Right Place"
Kathryn Takis, Pam Healey, Lisa Shannon, Eric & Jessie: Game On — "Episode 206"
Lisa Bacon, Melissa Rivers, Fashion Police — "September Issue"
Comedy Series Directed by a Woman
Allison Liddi Brown, Scandal — "Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner"
Becky Martin, Veep — "Fishing"
Nancy Hower, Quick Draw — "Wedding Bells"
Alisa Statman, Modern Family — "The Wedding Part 2"
Comedy Series Written by a Woman
Lena Dunham, Girls — "Two Plane Rides"
Elaine Ko, Modern Family — "Under Pressure"
Heidi Clements, Baby Daddy — "The Bet"
Jennifer Glickman, Melissa & Joey — "Right Time, Right Place"
Megan Ganz, Modern Family — "The Wedding Part 2"
Liz Meriwether, Kay Cannon, New Girl — "Nerd"
Drama Series Directed by a Woman
Zetna Fuentes, Switched At Birth — "Have You Really the Courage"
Chandra Wilson, Grey’s Anatomy — "Do You Know"
Heather Mitchell, Scandal — "Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner"
Lesli Linka Glatter, The Newsroom — "Willie Pete"
Drama Series Written by a Woman
Lizzy Weiss, Switched At Birth — "Uprising"
Joanna Johnson, The Fosters — "Vigil"
Nkechi Okoro-Carroll, Bones — "The Ghost in the Killer"
Stacy McKee, Grey’s Anatomy — "Do You Know"