Nicole Kidman Among Crystal + Lucy Awards Honorees
Women in Film's annual awards dinner will also recognize Ava DuVernay, Jill Soloway and Kate Mara, among others.
Nicole Kidman will be awarded the 2015 Crystal Award for Excellence in Film at the annual Crystal + Lucy Awards, which will be held June 16 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel. The annual fundraiser honors outstanding women in the entertainment industry and benefits Women in Film Los Angeles' educational and philanthropic programs that advocate for gender parity for women throughout the film industry.
The evening’s other honorees will include Jill Soloway, Ava DuVernay, Kate Mara, Sue Kroll and Toni Howard.
“We are proud to celebrate an extraordinary lineup of honorees this year. Each one of these women has made extraordinary contributions to the media art, and as a group they have forged sustainable careers that are emblematic of the positive and long-overdue change that is taking root for women in Hollywood,” Cathy Schulman, president of Women in Film Los Angeles, said.
Iris Grossman, president emerita of Women in Film Los Angeles, who is returning this year as chair of the awards, added, “This year’s honorees are all women who have helped change the face of the business. Through their insight, determination, resilience and talent, they add substance and depth to their creative endeavors and to the entertainment industry as a whole.”
The specific awards include:
2015 Crystal Award for Excellence in Film – Nicole Kidman
2015 Lucy Award for Excellence in Television – Jill Soloway
2015 Dorothy Arzner Directors Award – Ava DuVernay
The Women In Film Max Mara “Face of the Future” 2015 – Kate Mara
2015 Tiffany & Co. / Bruce Paltrow Mentorship Award – Sue Kroll
2015 Sue Mengers Award – Toni Howard