LOS ANGELES, CA, USA, December 19, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Brie Larson and John Cho to Receive Honorary Awards at the 2nd Annual LAOFCS Awards Ceremony on January 9, 2019. The 2nd Annual Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society Award Ceremony will take place on Wednesday, January 9, 2019, at the Taglyan Complex in Los Angeles. Along with the Trailblazer Award, this year the LAOFCS will be introducing their Achievement Award which will honor excellence in acting. These two awards will be presented to the winners at the ceremony on the 9th of January. The Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society is thrilled to announce that actress and filmmaker Brie Larson will be receiving their 2nd annual Trailblazer Award. In 2018, Jessica Chastain was the first recipient to receive the award. The Trailblazer Award was created to highlight and celebrate actors and filmmakers who not only speak out about important topics but are advocates for change. The members of the Los Angeles Online Film … [Read more...] about Brie Larson and John Cho to Receive Honorary Awards at the 2nd Annual LAOFCS Awards Ceremony on January 9, 2019.
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Ben Zauzmer, The Washington Post Published 8:50 am, Friday, June 29, 2018 Photo: Barry Wetcher, Warner Bros. Pictures Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett in "Ocean's 8." Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett in "Ocean's 8." Photo: Barry Wetcher, Warner Bros. Pictures Men vastly outnumber women in film criticism: Here are the movies affected most 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Film critics often point out the flaws in Hollywood, but lately, Hollywood has been pointing out the flaws in film criticism. On June 13, actress Brie Larson spoke out against the lack of women and minorities in film criticism while receiving a prize at the Women in Film Crystal + Lucy Awards: "If you make a movie that is a love letter to women of color, there is an insanely low chance that a woman of color would … [Read more...] about Men vastly outnumber women in film criticism: Here are the movies affected most
Anytime a group of powerful women get together in one room, powerful things are bound to happen. This time, it was the Women in Film 2018 Crystal + Lucy Awards, and the room where it happened was the International Ballroom at the Beverly Hilton, famous for hosting the Golden Globe Awards. In a year of unprecedented change in the industry as the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements propelled women to come forward with their own stories of assault and marginalization, the awards event provided an opportunity to celebrate women’s achievements as trailblazers in Hollywood, onscreen and off-, as leaders and advocates.Honorees included Brie Larson, winner of the Crystal Award for Excellence in Film; Channing Dungey, president of ABC Entertainment and winner of the Lucy Award for Excellence in Television (named in honor of Lucille Ball); Alexandra Shipp, emerging actress and winner of the Women in Film Max Mara Face of the Future Award; music producers Denisia “Blu June” Andrews … [Read more...] about Women in Film and TV Inspire at Crystal + Lucy Awards
Frances McDormand never uttered the words "inclusion rider" at the Women In Film Crystal + Lucy Awards Wednesday night in Beverly Hills, but she did cheekily place a red bumper sticker with the phrase written clearly in black capital letters on her backside. It got the point across. Not that she needed to do a repeat performance. The concept was made instantly famous through her Oscar speech earlier this year and it proved to be a recurring theme of the evening, which saw Brie Larson making a plea for more diversity in film criticism and ABC president Channing Dungey advocating for diverse voices not just on screen but behind it too. Larson, who was given the Crystal Award for Excellence in Film, used her platform to draw attention to a USC study published this week that found that film critics are almost 80 percent male, and largely white. Women of color made up 2.5 percent of top critics, according to the study. "Am I saying that I hate white dudes? No, I am not," Larson said. "But … [Read more...] about Brie Larson Advocates for Diverse Critics at Film Event
Baer will take over for outgoing president Cathy Schulman Beatrice Verhoeven, provided by Published 8:18 am, Tuesday, June 5, 2018 Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Women in Film Elects Amy Baer as Board President 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Amy Baer has been elected as the board president of Women in Film, an individual with knowledge of the situation told TheWrap. Baer will take over for outgoing president Cathy Schulman, who will soon assume the new role as chair of an advisory council for the non-profit organization. Schulman will remain on the board. Baer’s tenure begins on June 15, following the organization’s annual fundraiser on June 13, the Women In Film Crystal and Lucy Awards Gala. Baer began her career as an assistant at CAA in 1988. From 2007 to 2011, she served as president and CEP of CBS Films, where she produced her first film, “Last Vegas.” Before that, she spent 17 years at Sony … [Read more...] about Women in Film Elects Amy Baer as Board President