The 2018 Crystal + Lucy Awards®


On Wednesday, June 13th, we celebrated the 2018 Crystal + Lucy Awards®, honoring forward-thinking women of the film industry.

Producer duo NOVA Wav took the stage to accept the inaugural Artistic Excellence Award and they discussed that the rarity of a duo of female producers is an unacceptable industry norm. “Too many times we have been told we are too much or not enough.”

During her acceptance speech of the 2018 Lucy Award for Excellence in Television, Channing Dungey, President of ABC Entertainment, inspired and lit up the room with the notion that both confidence in your voice and your opinions is crucial to success. “The world is not the kindest, but I choose kindness. The world can be daunting, but I choose to be brave.”

Accepting the 2018 Crystal Award for Excellence in Film, Brie Larson praised WIF’s inclusive press line during her speech and called for gender and racial inclusivity amongst film critics in order to squash implicit biases and support films made by underrepresented groups.

“If you want to go fast, do it alone. If you want to go far, do it together.” Touching the crowd with a poignant team metaphor, celebrated actress and producer Frances McDormand honored Women In Film’s 45th anniversary with a standing ovation and stirring speech. With 20 industry advocates alongside her, she lifted up the collaborative movement for equality and expressed hope for the present and future of the industry. “I have this feeling in my gut that things are changing.”

The evening also honored Alexandra Shipp with the Women In Film Max Mara “Face of the Future” Award as well as the Women of Black Panther with the 2018 Lexus Beacon Award.

Awards Retrospective


2018 Brie Larson
2017 Elizabeth Banks
2016 Denise DiNovi – Lianne Halfon – Lynda Obst – Jane Rosenthal – Paula Wagner
and former Crystal honorees including Lauren Shuler Donner – Lucy Fisher – Paula Weinstein
2015 Nicole Kidman
2014 Cate Blanchett
2013 Laura Linney
2012 Viola Davis
2011 Annette Bening
2010 Donna Langley
2009 Jennifer Aniston
2008 Diane English & The Ensemble Cast of The Women
2007 Renée Zellweger
2006 Lauren Shuler Donner, Jennifer Lopez, Diane Warren
2005 Sandra Bullock & Gesine Prado, Jamie Foxx, Jaime Rucker King & Nina Shaw
2004 Gwyneth Paltrow
2003 Debra Hill, Nina Jacobson, Diane Lane
2002 Halle Berry, Laura Ziskin
2001 Glenn Close, Whoopi Goldberg, Amy Pascal, Juliet Taylor
2000 Barbara Boyle, Jessica Lange, Nikki Rocco
1999 Drew Barrymore, Amy Heckerling, Marcia Nasatir, Paula Weinstein
1998 Lucy Fisher, Gale Anne Hurd, Meryl Streep
1997 Goldie Hawn, Diane Keaton, Bette Midler
1996 Angela Bassett, Jodie Foster, Audrey Hepburn (Posthumously), Anjelica Huston, Buffy
Shutt, Kathy Jones
1995 Kathleen Kennedy, Meg Ryan, Sharon Stone, Alfre Woodard
1994 Nora Ephron, Polly Platt, Joan Plowright, Susan Sarandon
1993 Julie Andrews, Kay Koplovitz, Michelle Pfeiffer
1992 Maya Angelou, Diahann Carroll, Martha Coolidge, Lily Tomlin
1991 Ruby Dee, Penny Marshall, Jessica Tandy
1990 Marcy Carsey, Jean Firstenberg, Lee Remick
1989 Dawn Steel, Susan Stratton, Fay Wray
1988 Suzanne De Passe, Lee Grant, Loretta Young
1987 Dorothy Jeakins, Renée Valente, Ann-­Margret
1986 Marilyn Bergman, Marion Dougherty, Sally Field
1985 Lina Wertmuller, Meta Wilde, Elizabeth Taylor
1984 Mary Tyler Moore, Brianne Murphy (ASC), Barbra Streisand
1983 Margaret Booth, Bette Davis, Ruth Gordon
1982 Dede Allen, Jay Presson Allen, Cicely Tyson, Hannah Weinstein
1981 Verna Fields, Jane Fonda, Sherry Lansing
1980 Carol Burnett, Fay Kanin, Kathleen Nolan
1979 Lillian Gish, Barbara Schultz, Ethel Winant
1978 Lillian Gallo, Pauline Kael, Shirley MacLaine
1977 Lucille Ball, Nancy Malone, Eleanor Perry, Norma Zarky



2018 Channing Dungey
2017 Tracee Ellis Ross
2016 Taraji P. Henson
2015 Jill Soloway
2014 Kerry Washington
2013 The Women of Mad Men: Christina Hendricks, January Jones, Elisabeth Moss, Jessica Paré, Kiernan Shipka
2012 Bonnie Hammer
2011 Nina Tassler
2010 Courteney Cox
2009 Holly Hunter
2008 Salma Hayek
2007 Shonda Rhimes and the Women Of Grey’s Anatomy
2006 Geena Davis
2005 Debra Messing & Megan Mullally
2004 Blythe Danner
2003 Gail Berman­, Stockard Channing, Sheila Nevins, Lily Tomlin
2002 Rosie O’Donnell, Anne Sweeney, Tyne Daly & Amy Brenneman
2000 Marcy Carsey, Phyllis Diller, Creators and Cast of HBO’s If These Walls Could Talk and If These Walls Could Talk 2: Jane Anderson, Cher, Ellen Degeneres, Anne Heche, I. Marlene King, Susan Nanus, Nancy Savoca, Sharon Stone, Suzanne Todd, Jennifer Todd, Michelle Williams
1999 Norman Lear & Bud Yorkin, Camryn Manheim, Cast of HBO’s Sex and the City: Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon
1998 Diahann Carroll, Kay Koplovitz, Barbara Walters, Shari Lewis (Posthumously)
1997 Carol Burnett, Roseanne, Jean MacCurdy
1996 Garry Marshall, Marlo Thomas, Angela Lansbury, Madelyn Pugh Davis
1995 Tracey Ullman, Elizabeth Montgomery (Posthumously), Imogene Coca, Fred Silverman,
Brianne Murphy
1994 Linda Bloodworth­-Thomason, Gary David Goldberg, Susan Lucci



Each year, Max Mara CEO Nicola Maramotti presents this award to an actress who has reached a turning point in her professional career, a talented actress with great personal style.

2018 Alexandra Shipp
2017 Zoey Deutch
2016 Natalie Dormer
2015 Kate Mara
2014 Rose Byrne
2013 Hailee Steinfeld
2012 Chloë Grace Moretz
2011 Katie Holmes
2010 Zoë Saldana
2009 Elizabeth Banks
2008 Ginnifer Goodwin
2007 Emily Blunt
2005 Maria Bello 



2018 Nova Wav



2018 The Women of Black Panther – in front of and behind the camera
2017 Michael Barker & Tom Bernard



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 an extraordinary commitment to mentoring and supporting the next generation of filmmakers and executives.

2015 Sue Kroll
2008 Sherry Lansing
2007 Kathleen Kennedy 



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.

2017 Mira Nair
2016 Lesli Linka Glatter
2015 Ava DuVernay
2014 Jennifer Lee
2013 Sofia Coppola
2011 Pamela Fryman
2010 Lisa Cholodenko
2009 Catherine Hardwicke
2007 Nancy Meyers
2006 Joey Lauren Adams, Lian Lunson, Nicole Holofcener
2003 Debbie Allen
2001 Betty Thomas
2000 Mimi Leder
1993 Barbara Kopple



2017 Dan Rather
2014 Eva Longoria
2013 George Lucas
2012 Christina Applegate
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 Reynolds
1979 Gareth Wigan



This award recognizes passion, imagination, and leadership in filmmaking. It is given to cinematographers, producers, and filmmakers whose work is judged by their peers to embody artistic achievement and a commitment to excellence. For Women In Film, the Kodak Vision Award is presented to individuals who also collaborate with and assist women in the entertainment industry.

The Kodak Vision Award Recipients
Women In Film Crystal + Lucy Awards®

2013 Rachel Morrison
2012 Anette Haellmigk
2011 Reed Morano
2010 Cynthia Pusheck
2009 Petra Korner
2008 Mandy Walker
2007 Uta Briesewitz
2006 Maryse Alberti
2005 Tami Reiker
2003 Pauline Heaton
2002 Carolyn Chen

The Kodak Vision Award Recipients
Women In Film Crystal Awards

2001 Amy Vincent
2000 Lisa Rinzler
1998 Sandi Sissel
1997 Nancy Schreiber
1996 Roxanne Di Santo

The Kodak Vision Award Recipients
Women In Film Lucy Awards

2000 Joan Churchill
1998 Liz Ziegler
1997 Judy Irola
1996 Linda Brown



For excellence in artistic representation

2016 Hylda Queally
2015 Toni Howard