Oprah Winfrey, Kerry Washington Among Women's Image Awards Nominees
Cecil B. DeMille's granddaughter and SAG Awards publicist Rosalind Jarrett Sepulveda are among honorary award winners.
Oprah Winfrey, Joan Rivers, Cher and Kerry Washington are among the nominees for this year’s WIN Awards (Women’s Image Awards) -- which recognize women in film, television and music for special outstanding achievement -- announced by WIN founder Phyllis Stuart.
Washington is nominated for her role in Scandal while Rivers is nominated for Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best?. Winfrey is up for best actress in Lee Daniels' The Butler, while Cher is nominated for the Lifetime documentary Dear Mom, Love Cher as a writer and a producer.
The Women’s Image Network (WIN) is a nonprofit charity that encourages positive portrayals of girls and women in film, television, gaming and advertising. It has produced the WIN awards since 1993 to honor outstanding individuals in politics, business, music and the media who promote gender parity through their creativity and leadership. The awards ceremony, in its 15th year, will take place Dec. 11 at the Hollywood Palladium.
Among honorary awards, the 2013 honorees include the Living Legend recipient, Cecilia DeMille Presley, and the Special Achievement recipient, Rosalind Jarrett Sepulveda.
Presley is a philanthropist who has contributed to, among others, the American Film Institute film school, USC School of Cinematic Arts, World Society for the Protection of Animals and Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts. She is the vice president of the National Film Preservation Foundation.
“She’s very modest and private about her contributions, but people in the academies understand what an enormous philanthropist she’s been and what a great believer in supporting film preservation,” said Stuart.
Presley is the granddaughter of Cecil B. DeMille, who was known as an advocate for getting women involved in film. “My grandfather was a great believer in the artistic value of women,” said Presley. “He was famous for hiring women screenwriters, researchers and assistant directors in all facets of film, from the first silent films on. He taught me the value of being a woman, and an activist.”
Sepulveda, the executive in charge of publicity for the Screen Actors Guild Awards for the past 14 years, has been a mentor for young women in the industry and an advocate for more diversity in film. “She has a heart of gold,” said Stuart. “She’s known in the industry as one of the kindest people. She mentored a lot of people and gives free advice to women.”
Stuart says an advisory board of professionals in film and television vote on the nominations. “We ask them to evaluate the material based on all the criteria that they would use to produce their own shows,” she said.
A complete list of nominees follows:
Actress TV Comedy Series
Dakota Johnson Ben & Kate
Zooey Deschanel New Girl
Cloris Leachman Raising Hope
Wendie Malick Hot in Cleveland
TV Show Directed By a Woman
Gail Mancuso Ben & Kate
Nicole Holofcener Enough Said
Karen Gaviola Private Practice
Ryan Case Modern Family
Melanie Mayron Army Wives
Michelle MacLaren Breaking Bad
TV Show Written by a Woman
Callie Khouri Nashville
Elaine Ko Modern Family
Shonda Rhimes Scandal
Carol Barbee Touch
Brit Marling The East
Jane Campion Top of the Lake
Jeannine Renshaw Grey’s Anatomy
TV Show Produced by a Woman
Queen Latifah Steel Magnolias
Cher Dear Mom, Love Cher
Suzanne Martin Hot in Cleveland
Shonda Rhimes, Betsy Beers Scandal
Mary J. Blige Betty & Coretta
Dana Fox Ben & Kate
Actress TV Reality Series
Joan Rivers Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best?
Chelsea Handler Chelsea Lately
Heidi Klum Project Runway
Khloe Kardashian Keeping Up With the Kardashians
Actress TV Drama Series
Keri Russell The Americans
Connie Britton Nashville
Katey Sagal Sons of Anarchy
Katee Sackhoff Longmire
Kerry Washington Scandal
Vera Farmiga Bates Motel
Actress Feature Film
Naomie Harris Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
Lupita Nyong'o 12 Years a Slave
Judi Dench Philomena
Sandra Bullock Gravity
Brit Marling The East
Oprah Winfrey Lee Daniels' The Butler
Comedy TV Series
Modern Family (ABC)
Ben and Kate (Fox)
New Girl (Fox)
Don’t Trust the B---- in Apt. 23 (ABC)
Hot in Cleveland (TV Land)
Queen of Versailles (Magnolia Pictures)
Salinger (The Weinstein Company)
Dear Mom, Love Cher (Lifetime)
Makers: Women Who Make America (WETA)
E! Investigates: Stories of Survival (E! Entertainment)
Reality TV Series
Keeping Up With the Kardashians (E! Entertainment)
Project Runway (Lifetime)
Beyond Scared Straight (A&E)
The Face (Oxygen)
Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best? (WE tv)
Drama TV Series
The Killing (AMC)
Mad Men (AMC)
Bates Motel (A&E)
The East (Fox Searchlight)
12 Years a Slave (Fox Searchlight)
Gravity (Warner Bros.)
Lee Daniels' The Butler (TWC)
The Way, Way Back (Fox Searchlight)
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