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The absence of women among director nominees for the Golden Globes is another example of how much work remains to be done to achieve gender parity in the entertainment industry, honorees said Tuesday night at the 40th annual Muse Awards presented by New York Women in Film and Television.
“Harriet” director Kasi Lemmons, “The Irishman” producer Jane Rosenthal and “The Handmaid’s Tale” star Ann Dowd shared their thoughts about the helming snub as the three were feted for their work.
NYWIFT - First-ever - Career - Impact - Achievement
Upon receiving NYWIFT’s first-ever and only Career Impact Achievement Award, Rosenthal, the longtime business partner of Robert De Niro, told the crowd, “It’s wonderful to be acknowledged, but you don’t manifest justice or impact with an award. We create impact when we commit to doing something. We must also commit to supporting each other to promote and produce underrepresented voices.”
The org, which aims to improve on gender equality in the New York entertainment industry, honored a total of seven leading women during a two-hour luncheon at the New York Hilton Midtown.
Lemmons - Recipient - NYWIFT - Nancy - Malone
Lemmons, who was the recipient of NYWIFT’s Nancy Malone Directing award, said that she was “thrilled” by the two Golden Globe nods awarded to her Harriet Tubman biopic starring Cynthia Erivo, but wasn’t exactly surprised that women directors like herself weren’t included in the...
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