Hollywood Reporter's Women in Entertainment Event: Watch Live Stream of Star-Studded Gala

Viola Davis

The VIP gala will be broadcast live via Twitter at 9 a.m. PT/noon ET on Wednesday.

Hollywood's top stars and executives are headed to The Hollywood Reporter's annual Women in Entertainment event on Wednesday morning.

For the first time, those unable to score an invite to the VIP gala at Milk Studios in Los Angeles will able to watch the entire program via live stream. The event will be broadcast live via Twitter at 9 a.m. PT/noon ET on Wednesday. 

The Women in Entertainment event coincides with the publication of THR’s Women in Entertainment: Power 100 list, the definitive guide to the leading female creators, producers, dealmakers and executives in Hollywood. Actress, producer and writer Lena Dunham worked with THR’s editorial staff as guest editor of the annual special issue.

At the event, Oscar-, Emmy- and Tony-winning actress and producer Viola Davis will be presented with the Sherry Lansing Leadership Award after raising more than $20 million for the charitable initiative Hunger Is and working to end poverty in her hometown of Central Falls, Rhode Island.

Crazy Rich Asians star Awkwafina will present prolific producer Nina Jacobson with the Equity in Entertainment Award, given to an individual in the community who has committed to providing opportunities for women and people of color.

Dunham also will speak, along with activist Monica Lewinsky and Australian writer-comedian Hannah Gadsby.

In addition, Kesha will present $1.7 million in university scholarships to girls currently taking part in its Women in Entertainment Mentorship Program, in partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles, now in its ninth year. The scholarships are funded by producer Chuck Lorre (The Big Bang Theory, Mom); Casey Wasserman, president of the Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee and CEO of the Wasserman Foundation; Twitter; Lionsgate; Lifetime; and Entertainment Industry Foundation.

The Power 100 Women in Entertainment Event Presented by Lifetime is sponsored by American Airlines, Cadillac, Fiji Water, eOne, Gersh, Loyola Marymount University and SAG-AFTRA, in partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles and Entertainment Industry Foundation.

Watch the live stream below.