The 17th Annual WIN Awards Nominees

Women’s Image Network Announces 
Its Nominees and Honorees For The 17th Annual 
Women’s Image Awards

One of the most important awards shows and organizations (and sadly one you probably haven’t heard of) has just announced its honorees and nominees for the 2015 year. Check out the nominees below then make sure and follow this group and the important work they are doing!

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January 8, 2016 (Los Angeles)—Women’s Image Network (WIN), a charitable organization honoring men and women whose outstanding artistry advances the value of women and girls, announces its Women’s Image Awards honorees and nominations. The invitation-only reception and seventeenth WIN awards ceremony will be held on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 7 PM at Royce Hall UCLA.

The Women’s Image Awards will not only celebrate two incredible WOMEN OF THE YEAR Honorees: Irena Medavoy and Abigail Disney, but WIN will also applaud dozens of deserving nominated film and television artists whose outstanding work also promotes gender parity.

Abigail Disney said of her Woman of the Year WIN tribute, “I’m so honored to be recognized by the Women’s Image Awards. I have been to many kinds of countries–some where women are valued and many where they are not–and I have been amazed at the difference that a positive image of a woman makes not only to the well being of women themselves but to the welfare and success of society as a whole. If the human race wants to stop surviving and start thriving, it would do well to look to women for a new kind of leadership”.

About her WIN tribute Medavoy said: “You say ‘yes’ when you are invited to be honored by an organization like WIN that stands for what you believe in. The Women’s Image Awards are recognizing men and women who are standing for the positive image of women and celebrating their artistic achievements. But I equally share this award with every one of my amazing co-chairs who also work to make this world a better place for women and girls. I learned from my first boss, Tichi Wilkerson, the first woman editor-in chief of The Hollywood Reporter who also was the very first WIN honoree, about women helping each other. Tichi said the formula to success in life, both personally and professionally, is when women are valued then society benefits. Point each other out. Raise each other up. Give Credit all around. Connect each other so our strength in numbers multiplies. Thank you WIN, for what you do”.

Since 1993, Women’s Image Network has produced The Women’s Image Awards to honor media artists who create dimensional female images which promote the value of women and girls. A few illustrious WIN Awards presenters include: Ambassador Nicole Avant, Joely Fisher, Cheryl Hines and Joyce Giraud.

The passionate evening Co-Chairs are: Ambassador Nicole Avant, Joyce Arad, Rosanna Arquette, Florence Azria, Red Barris, Danielle Del, Roma Downey, Wendy Goldberg, Lysa Heslov, Ghada Irani, Yue-Sai Kan, Lauren King, Jena King, Lyn Lear, Jane Nathanson, Lynda Resnick, Sybil Robson Orr, Florence Sloan, Jennifer Stallone, Alia Tutor, Cynthia Yorkin and Erica Wertheim Zohar.

A few previous Women’s Image Awards recipients and honorees are: Dame Elizabeth Taylor, Senator Barbara Boxer, Angelina Jolie, Lily Tomlin, Laura Ziskin, Cecilia DeMille Presley, Ambassador Swanee Hunt, Maria Arena Bell, Jane Campion, Lynn Redgrave, Lauren Shuler Donner, Lauren Bacall and Catherine Hardwicke.

After spending 17 years producing The Women’s Image Network Awards to address disparity it seems the facts of entrenched gender inequality in Hollywood have now reached a zeitgeist. Hollywood mistreats female actors, writers, producers and directors and they are now galvanizing and speaking out en masse. Emma Watson is not afraid to call herself a feminist— despite bad advice she’s been dealt in the past. The Harry Potter star delivered a much-praised speech at the U.N. Solidarity Movement for Gender Equality HeforShe launch event, encouraging men to fight for women’s equality across the world. Moreover, in 2015 ELLE gathered Mary J. Blige, Ava DuVernay, Meryl Streep, Carey Mulligan, Salma Hayek, Amy Schumer, Zoe Saldana, Kate Winslet, Dakota Johnson, Alicia Vikander, Gena Rowlands, Cheryl Strayed, Reese Witherspoon, Stella Banderas and Melanie Griffith who addressed gender disparities. Jennifer Lawrence and Amanda Seyfried decried Hollywood wage gaps, while Boyhood star, Patricia Arquette used her Oscar speech stage time to say: “It’s our time to have wage equality once and for all, and equal rights for women in the United States of America”.

In addition to producing The Women’s Image Awards, Women’s Image Network has also created and produced the Primetime ABC Special FIFTY YEARS OF FUNNY FEMALES with John Ritter, Debbie Allen, Paula Poundstone and Annie Potts and The WINFemme Film Festival to promote independent films with female protagonists. To attend the Women’s Image Awards, to secure tables and tickets or to place a congratulatory program page, please contact Leslie Campbell 310-229-5365, email Asst1@TheWINAwards.com.

The 17th Annual Women’s Image Awards Nominees

OUTSTANDING SHOW OR FILM WRITTEN BY A WOMAN FILMS

Greta Gerwig Mistress America
Maya Forbes Infinitely Polar Bear
Nikole Beckwith Stockholm, Pennsylvania
Elizabeth Chandler, Anita Diamant, Anne Meredith The Red Tent
Nzingha Stewart With This Ring

SHOWS
Raelle Tucker The Returned “Simon”
Courtney Kemp Agboh Power “Not Exactly How We Planned”
Jennie Synder Urman Jane The Virgin “Chapter One”
Alison Brown Younger “I’m With Stupid”
Anne Kenney Outlander “The Wedding”
Toni Graphia Outlander “The Devil’s Mark

OUTSTANDING FEATURE FILM
Grandma (Sony Pictures Classics)
Mistress America (Fox Searchlight)
Far from the Madding Crowd (Fox Searchlight)
Me And Earl And The Dying Girl (Fox Searchlight)
Suffragette (Focus Features)
The Diary of a Teenage Girl (Sony Pictures Classics)

OUTSTANDING ACTRESS FEATURE FILM
Carey Mulligan Far from the Madding Crowd
Bel Powley The Diary of a Teenage Girl
Saoirse Ronan Brooklyn
Zoe Saldana Infinitely Polar Bear
Olivia Cooke Me And Earl And The Dying Girl
Lily Tomlin Grandma

SHOW / FILM PRODUCED BY A WOMAN FILMS
Finola Dwyer, Amanda Posey Brooklyn
Laurie MacDonald He Named Me Malala
Keri Selig The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe
Greta Gerwig Mistress America

SHOWS
Emily Whitesell Finding Carter “Love The Way You Lie”
Sabrina Wind, Carol Leifer, Elle Triedman, Eva Longoria Devious Maids “Night Mother”
Jill Soloway, Andrea Sperling Transparent “The Letting Go”
Marti Noxon, Sarah Gertrude Shapiro UnREAL
Liz Meriwether, Katherine Pope, Erin O’Malley, Danielle Sanchez-Witzel New Girl “Julie Berkman’s Older Sister”
Clara George, Marti Noxon, Elizabeth Kruger, Vicki McCarty, Meryl Poster Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce

OUTSTANDING MADE FOR TV MOVIE / MINI-SERIES
The Gabby Douglas Story (Lifetime)
American Crime (ABC Studios)
The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe (Lifetime)
With This Ring (Lifetime)
The Red Tent (Lifetime)

OUTSTANDING ACTRESS MFT / MINI-SERIES
Kristen Connolly Houdini
Jill Scott With This Ring
Emmanuelle Chriqui Killing Jesus
Felicity Huffman American Crime
Regina King The Gabby Douglas Story

OUTSTANDING SHOW / FILM DIRECTED BY A WOMAN FILMS
Laurie Collyer The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe
Maya Forbes Infinitely Polar Bear
Melissa Joan Hart Santa Con
Angela Bassett Whitney
Nzingha Stewart With This Ring
Nikole Beckwith Stockholm, Pennsylvania

SHOWS
Helen Shaver Vikings “The Usurper”
Kari Skogland Sons of Liberty “The Uprising”
Ryan Case Modern Family “Closet? You’ll Love It!”
Anna Foerster Outlander “The Wedding”
Eva Longoria Devious Maids “An Ideal Husband”

OUSTANDING REALITY SERIES
Fixer Upper “Episode 212” (HGTV & DIY Network)
Kitchen Crashers (HGTV & DIY Network)
Rehab Addict “A Bathroom Fit For King James” (HGTV & DIY Network)
Total Divas (E! Entertainment)
House of DVF (E! Entertainment)
Funny Girls (Oxygen)

OUTSTANDING ACTRESS REALITY SERIES
Diane von Furstenberg House of DVF
Navey Baker Behind The Mask “All In the Family”
Nicole Curtis Rehab Addict “A Bathroom Fit For King James”
Joanna Gaines Fixer Upper

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES
How To Get Away With Murder “Mama’s Here Now” (ABC Studios)
Bates Motel “Norma Louise” (A&E)
The Returned “Camille” (A&E)
UnREAL (premiere episode) Lifetime
Empire “False Imposition” (20th Century Fox Television)
Outlander “The Garrison Commander” (Starz)

OUTSTANDING ACTRESS DRAMA SERIES
Vera Farmiga Bates Motel “Norma Louise”
Naturi Naughton Power “Not Exactly How We Planned”
Cynthia Addai-Robinson Texas Rising
Katheryn Winnick Vikings “Mercenary”
Emily Berrington Sons of Liberty
Caitriona Balfe Outlander “The Garrison Commander”

OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES
Transparent “The Letting Go” (Amazon Prime)
Jane The Virgin “Chapter One” (CBS Television & Warner Brothers Television)
Black-ish “Crazy Mom” (ABC Studios)
The Grace Helbig Show (E! Entertainment)
Fresh Off The Boat (Pilot) (20th Century Fox Television)
Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce (Bravo Media)

OUTSTANDING ACTRESS COMEDY SERIES
Sutton Foster Younger “I’m With Stupid”
Gina Rodriguez Jane The Virgin “Chapter One”
Lisa Edelstein Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce “Rule #23: Never Lie to The Kids”
Melissa Joan Hart Melissa & Joey “Be The Bigger Person”

OUTSTANDING DOCUMENTARY FILM
The Hunting Ground (RADiUS-TWC)
Amy (A24)
He Named Me Malala (Fox Searchlight)
Chasing Sunshine (Outside Television)

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