The Crystal + Lucy Awards®

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2016 Crystal + Lucy® Honorees

and former Crystal honorees including LAUREN SHULER DONNER – LUCY FISHER – PAULA WEINSTEIN
The Crystal Award for Excellence in Film

The Lucy Award for Excellence in Television

The BMW Dorothy Arzner Directors Award®

The Women In Film Max Mara Face of the Future Award®

The Sue Mengers Award


Hosted By Chris Parnell

Chris Parnell was a cast member of Saturday Night Live from 1998-2006. He was a part of some memorable sketches playing characters like “Merv the Perv,” “Tyler” from “Appalachian Emergency
Room,” a Centaur, and the lead singer in what has come to be known as “The Cowbell Sketch.” He did various impressions including Tom Brokaw, Senator Joe Lieberman, Bert Convy and Eminem. He also appeared in many commercial parodies including “Wade Blasingame Attorney At Law“ and “Mom Jeans”, and several popular digital shorts including “Lazy Sunday” and “The Natalie Portman Rap”.

Currently, Chris is the voice of “Cyril Figgis” on the FX animated spy comedy, Archer, the voice of “Jerry” on Adult Swim’s animated sci-fi comedy, Rick and Morty, and the voice of Mr. Peabody on DreamWorks TV Animation’s new animated series The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show for Netflix. Most recently, he can be seen in Amazon’s new pilot Highston as “Wilbur Liggetts”, from the Little Miss Sunshine duo Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Farris, and the Adam Sandler feature for Netflix, The Ridiculous 6.

Last year, he appeared on Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Comedy Central’s Drunk History and Children’s Hospital, as well as IFC’s Comedy Bang! Bang!, Another Period, and The Spoils Before Dying. Parnell is well known for his role as “Fred Shay” on Suburgatory, and his recurring role as “Dr. Leo Spaceman” on 30 Rock.

Parnell also appeared in the Gary Sanchez/Judd Apatow/Paramount sequel, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, and the Judd Apatow/Universal Pictures feature, The Five Year Engagement. Past film work
includes 21 Jump Street, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, Hot Rod and Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy. Parnell had his feature film debut in 1996 in Jingle All the Way, playing a toy store salesman opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger.


Women In Film’s highest profile event is the annual Crystal + Lucy Awards®.  These Awards honor women and men who, through their endurance and the excellence of their work, have helped to expand the role of women within the entertainment industry. The event is traditionally a sold-out, star-studded evening and is covered by international media.  We award a Crystal (excellence in features), Lucy (excellence in television), and MaxMara Face of the Future Award ® (actress who has reached a turning point through her work and contributions to the community). Additionally, we present one or more of the following awards: The BMW Dorothy Arzner Directors Award®, The Norma Zarky Humanitarian Award,  The Tiffany & Co. Bruce Paltrow Mentorship Award and the newly inaugurated Sue Mengers Award (for excellence in artist representation).


Be An Angel

Here is a simple way to support Women In Film’s extraordinary programs. Your name, and the names of your friends and family, can appear on our website and the “Angel Pages” of the Tribute Book for our Crystal + Lucy Awards® ceremony, which takes place this year on

Wednesday, June 15, 2016
The Beverly Hilton

For a $100 contribution, you can have one personal (no businesses) name listed on the Angel Pages. Couples can list their names on one line for $150. We will also accept “In Honor of…” or “In Memory of…” listings.

Click here to donate today.

Donations are fully tax deductible.

If you referred a by a member of the Women In Film Board, be sure to mention their name when you submit your donation.

Thanks for your support.


Awards Retrospective



2017 Elizabeth Banks
2016 Denise Di Novi  | Lianne Halfon | Lynda Obst | Jane Rosenthal | Paula Wagner
& 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



2017 Tracee Ellis Ross
2016 Taraji P. Henson, Lucy Fisher, Lianne Halfon, Lynda Obst, Jane Rosenthal, Lauren Shuler Donner, Paula Wagner, Paula Weinstein
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.

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



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



2016 Hylda Queally

2015 Toni Howard



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