Women in Film Crystal + Lucy Awards

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Women in Film Crystal + Lucy Awards
Stage for 2009 WIF Crystal + Lucy Awards
Awarded forExcellence in entertainment
CountryUnited States
Presented byWomen in Film Los Angeles
First awarded1977; 47 years ago (1977)
Last awarded2018; 6 years ago (2018)

The Women in Film Crystal + Lucy Awards—first presented in 1977 by the now–Los Angeles chapter of the Women in Film organization—were presented to honor women in communications and media.[1] The awards include the Crystal Award, the Lucy Award, the Dorothy Arzner Directors Award, the MaxMara Face of the Future Award, and the Kodak Vision Award.

Crystal Award[edit]

The Crystal Award was established in 1977 to honor outstanding women who, through their endurance and the excellence of their work, have helped to expand the role of women within the entertainment industry.


Lucy Award[edit]

The Lucy Award for Innovation in Television was founded in 1994 by Joanna Kerns, Bonny Dore, and Loreen Arbus. It was named to pay tribute to Lucille Ball and is presented in association with Ball's estate. It is given to recognize women and men and their creative works that have enhanced the perception of women through the medium of television.[5]

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Dorothy Arzner Directors award[edit]

Dorothy Arzner was the first woman member of the Directors Guild of America. This award was established in her honor to recognize the important role women directors play in both film and television.

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MAXMARA Face of the Future award[edit]

Inaugurated at the 2006 Crystal+Lucy Awards, this award is given to an actress who is experiencing a turning point in her career through her work in the entertainment industry and through her contributions to the community at large.

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Kodak Vision award[edit]

The Kodak Vision award is presented to a female filmmaker with outstanding achievements in cinematography, directing and/or producing, who also collaborates with and assists women in the entertainment industry.

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International award[edit]

Established in 1987, the International award recognizes women whose lives and work have transcended international boundaries.

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Founder's award[edit]

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.

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Paltrow Mentorship award[edit]

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

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Norma Zarky Humanitarian award[edit]

The Norma Zarky Humanitarian award was established in 1979 and is presented to individuals who have demonstrated enlightened support for the advancement of equal opportunity for all and devotion to the improvement of the human condition.

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Nancy Malone Directors award[edit]

The Nancy Malone Directors Award recognizes emerging women directors who have demonstrated a passionate commitment to filmmaking.

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Women of Courage award[edit]

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.

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Martini Shot Mentor award[edit]

On a film set, the last shot of the day is called the Martini Shot. The Martini Shot award honors men who recognize and acknowledge the talent and ideas of women in the entertainment industry.

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Women in Film Business Leadership award[edit]

This award was created to honor women from the business side of the industry, in the boardroom and behind the camera.

Past winners[edit]

  • 2008 – Susanne Daniels, Rena Ronson
  • 2007 – Iris Grossman, Michelle Slater
  • 2006 – Elizabeth M. Daley, Diane Golden

Artistic Excellence Award[edit]

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Lexus Beacon Award[edit]

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Sue Mengers Award[edit]

"For excellence in artistic representation"[6]

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See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Photos | Women In Film Crystal Lucy Awards 2010". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. June 1, 2010. Retrieved February 11, 2011.
  2. ^ a b "The Crystal + Lucy Awards®". womeninfilm.org. Women in Film. Retrieved March 24, 2016.
  3. ^ "Crystal + Lucy Awards 2013". Women in Film Los Angeles. 29 April 2013.
  4. ^ "Women In Film Honors Annette Bening, Katie Holmes". NPR.org. Associated Press. June 17, 2011. Retrieved June 17, 2011.
  5. ^ MAKERS Team (June 15, 2015). "5 Things You Should Know About the Women in Film Awards". makers.com. Retrieved March 24, 2016.
  6. ^ a b "The 2018 Crystal + Lucy Awards®". Women In Film Los Angeles. Retrieved 6 August 2018.