Awards Retrospective

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THE INTERNATIONAL AWARD

Established in 1987, the International Award recognizes women whose lives and work have transcended international boundaries. Their passionate commitment to artistic ideals inspires audiences and filmmakers around the world.

  • 1997 - ANNE V. COATES
  • 1994 - JEANNE MOREAU
  • 1993 - CATHERINE DENEUVE
  • 1991 - LIV ULLMANN
  • 1989 - LESLIE CARON
  • 1988 - AGNIESZKA HOLLAND
  • 1987 - AGNES VARDA

 

THE FOUNDER'S AWARD ("THE TICHI")

The Founder's Award was established in 1996 at the Lucy Awards and was first presented to Tichi Wilkerson Kassel. The award is given in recognition of distinguished service to Women In Film. "The Tichi" is presented to honor those who have consistently demonstrated their loyalty, professionalism, skill and heart to further the mission of Women In Film. "The Tichi" represents the best we can give in public service to our fellow members, to the entertainment industry and to the world.

  • 2000 - MEREDITH MAC RAE (Posthumously)
  • 1999 - PATRICIA BARRY
  • 1998 - BONNY DORE
  • 1997 - IRMA KALISH
  • 1996 - NANCY MALONE
  • 1996 - TICHI WILKERSON KASSEL

 

THE PALTROW MENTORSHIP AWARD

The Paltrow Mentorship Award, in honor of the late director and great mentor Bruce Paltrow, is awarded to an entertainment industry professional, who in the course of their career, has shown and extraordinary commitment to mentoring and supporting the next generation of filmmakers and executives.

  • 2008 - SHERRY LANSING
  • 2007 - KATHLEEN KENNEDY

 

THE NORMA ZARKY HUMANITARIAN AWARD

Norma Zarky was a founding member of Women In Film. A renowned entertainment attorney and the first woman President of the Beverly Hills Bar Association, she was a tireless advocate of human rights and women's issues. The Norma Zarky Humanitarian Award was established in 1979 and is presented to individuals who, like Ms. Zarky herself, have demonstrated enlightened support for the advancement of equal opportunity for all and devotion to the improvement of the human condition.

  • 2014 - EVA LONGORIA
  • 2013 - GEORGE LUCAS
  • 2011 - DAME ELIZABETH TAYLOR (Posthumously)
  • 2008 - JEFFREY KATZENBERG
  • 2002 - DAVID FOSTER & LINDA THOMPSON
  • 2001 - PIERCE BROSNAN & KEELY SHAYE SMITH *
  • 2000 - PAULETTA & DENZEL WASHINGTON
  • 1999 - TED TURNER
  • 1998 - TICHI WILKERSON KASSEL
  • 1997 - MICHELE SINGER-REINER & ROB REINER
  • 1996 - JANE ALEXANDER
  • 1994 - DANNY GLOVER
  • 1993 - MIKE FARRELL
  • 1992 - LILLY TARTIKOFF
  • 1991 - WHOOPI GOLDBERG, BILLY CRYSTAL, ROBIN WILLIAMS
  • 1990 - GARY DAVID GOLDBERG
  • 1989 - EDWARD JAMES OLMOS
  • 1988 - STACEY & HENRY WINKLER
  • 1987 - VALERIE HARPER & DENNIS WEAVER
  • 1986 - QUINCY JONES
  • 1985 - JEAN STAPLETON
  • 1983 - CARMEN ZAPATA
  • 1981 - GENE REYNOLDSM
  • 1979 - GARETH WIGAN

*In 2001, the Humanitarian Award created in honor of Norma Zarky was proudly presented by our Silver Anniversary Crystal Awards Presenting Sponsor, Clinique/clinique.com, as the Dramatically Different Award.

 

SPECIAL RECOGNITION FOR PROFESSIONAL EXCELLENCE

The Special Recognition for Professional Excellence Award was launched in 2012 to honor those who demonatrate the ideal of collaborative leadership.

  • 2012 - EMMA WATTS, CLAUDIA LEWIS, NANCY UTLEY, ELIZABETH GABLER, VANESSA MORRISON MURCHISON

 

THE NANCY MALONE DIRECTORS AWARD

The Nancy Malone Directors Award is selected and supported by WIF founding member Nancy Malone. She recognizes emerging women director who have demonstrated a passionate commitment to filmmaking

  • 2009 - MEGAN MYLAN
  • 2008 - CYNTHIA WADE

 

THE CANDACE BOWEN MEMBERSHIP AWARD

This honor will be bestowed annually to a Women In Film member who demonstrates extraordinary commitment and service to our organization. The inaugural award was presented to Candace Bowen, herself. As a 20 year veteran of WIF, she exemplifies the passionate spirit of volunteerism that is the hallmark of dedication to an ideal.

  • 2013 - CAROL SAVOIE 
  • 2012 - IRIS GROSSMAN
  • 2011 - LUCY WEBB
  • 2010 - CANDACE BOWEN

 

THE WOMEN OF COURAGE AWARD

The Women of Courage Award was established in 1992 to recognize women who persevere through adverse conditions and circumstances in their quest for the rights of all women in the entertainment industry and society at large.

  • 1994 - ELIZABETH GLASER (Posthumously)
  • 1993 - PEG YORKIN
  • 1992 - NINA TOTENBERG

 

THE MARTINI SHOT MENTOR AWARD

On a film set, the last shot of the day is called the "Martini Shot." The Award was launched in 1998 as the concluding event celebrating Women In Film's 25th Anniversary year. The Martini Shot salutes and honors men who have the keen sense to recognize and acknowledge the talent and bright ideas of women in the entertainment industry and keep the doors open for their continuing achievement.

  • 1999 - STEVEN BOCHCO, DANNY DEVITO, GEORGE LUCAS, BILL MECHANIC, FOREST WHITAKER
  • 1998 - FRANK G. MANCUSO, EDGAR J. SCHERICK, CASEY SILVER, STEVEN SPIELBERG, JIM WIATT, JOHN CASSAVETES (Posthumously)

 

WOMEN IN FILM BUSINESS LEADERSHIP AWARD

This award was created to honor the women of extraordinary achievement on the business side of the industry, in the boardroom and behind the camera, and is given annually at the WIF Entertainment Forum.

  • 2008 - SUSANNE DANIELS, RENA RONSON
  • 2007 - IRIS GROSSMAN, MICHELLE SATTER
  • 2006 - ELIZABETH M. DALEY, DIANE GOLDEN

 

 
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