Over 1100 entertainment industry executives gathered in midtown Manhattan on December 10th to celebrate New York Women in Film and Television (NYWIFT) 2015 Muse Awards honorees that included actresses: Gabourey Sidibe, Blythe Danner and Patricia Clarkson, as well as BBC America president, Sarah Barnett and Marvel Studios’ Victoria Alonso.
Presented every year by the leading entertainment association NYWIFT, the nonprofit recognizes leading women for their vision and achievement in film, TV and digital. The Muse Awards ceremony also presented the Loreen Arbus Changemaker Award to Lizz Winstead, co-founder of “The Daily Show” and founder of Lady Parts Justice, which fights for women’s reproductive rights.
Gabby Sidibe was awarded a Muse trophy for a body of work that includes a lead role in “Precious” as well as supporting roles in “The Big C,” “American Horror Story” and current television hits “Empire” and “Difficult People.” Tony and Emmy winner Blythe Danner, recently appeared in “I’ll See You in My Dreams” and is currently in production of the ABC miniseries “Madoff.” Clarkson, a Tony nominee for her role in Broadway’s “The Elephant Man,” recently a hit in indie “Learning to Drive and has a list of TV and film credits that includes “Six Feet Under,” “Far from Heaven” and, more recently, “The Maze Runner” and “Last Weekend.”
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