BY ADEDIWURA OKELEYE
Taraji P. Henson (Empire) will be receiving the Lucy award for excellence in television at the Women in Film’s annual Crystal + Lucy Awards fundraising gala.
Natalie Dormer, who plays Margaery Tyrell on Game of Thrones, has also been selected to receive the Max Mara “Face of the Future” award at the event which will be held June 15 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
Women In Film Los Angeles (WIFLA) started in 1977 and has honoured different women with amazing achievements in the entertainment industry every year since then. The theme for this year’s award is Designing Change.
Speaking about the theme of the ceremony, the WIFLA president Cathy Schulman said, “We are on a mission to change the gender imbalance that is endemic to the entertainment industry; to design a more inclusive business for all women in the film, television and digital creative arenas. The women we honor this year are all catalysts for that change and exemplars in their fields.”
The chairperson of the award Iris Grossman added, “We are proud to recognize this year’s honorees not only for their talent, but also for their strength, perseverance and their tireless efforts to change the balance for women in this industry, by example and by deed, whether in front of or behind the camera and in one case literally as an agent for change.”