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Cate Blanchett, Kerry Washington, Rose Byrne, Eva Longoria and Frozen director Jennifer Lee have been selected as the five honorees for this year’s Crystal + Lucy Awards, presented by Women in Film, Los Angeles.
The annual benefit gala, set for June 11 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, recognizes creative, groundbreaking women who lead by example and excel in their chosen fields in the entertainment industry.
“The women we are honoring this year represent the best, the brightest and the bravest among us,” WIF LA president Cathy Schulman said in a statement. “We are proud to celebrate their achievements and their contributions.”
Blanchett, who recently won her second Oscar for her role in Blue Jasmine, will receive the Crystal Award for Excellence in Film.
Scandal star Washington will receive the Lucy Award for Excellence in Television.
Byrne, who’s starring in the upcoming comedy Neighbors and December’s Annie remake, will be honored with the Women in Film Max Mara “Face of the Future” award.
Lee, who’s made history with Frozen, will receive the Dorothy Arzner Directors Award.
Longoria will be recognized with the Norma Zarky Humanitarian Award.
“These five women have distinguished themselves both as artists and as responsible citizens of the world,” WIF LA president emeritus Iris Grossman said in a statement. “They inspire us and we in turn are honored to recognize them for all they have given.”
The fundraising dinner supports WIF LA’s many educational and philanthropic programs and initiatives.
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