Friday, December 23, 2016

Women Film Journalists Awards

The Alliance of Women Film Journalists announced the winners of their tenth annual AWFJ EDA Awards. This year AWFJ presented EDA Awards in 25 categories, divided into three sections: the standard ‘Best Of’ section, the Female Focus awards & the irreverent EDA Special Mention awards including Annette Bening & Isabelle Huppert tying for the Actress Defying Age & Ageism Award, while Huppert was honored the Bravest Performance Award for "Elle." Actress Most in Need of a New Agent went to Jennifer Aniston for "Mother’s Day" & "Office Christmas Party" & the AWFJ Hall of Shame Award went to Sharon Maguire & Renee Zellwegger for “Bridget Jones’s Baby”. In the ‘Best Of’ section, this year’s big winner is "Moonlight", garnering EDA Awards in seven categories, including Best Film, Best Director for Barry Jenkins, Best Screenplay (Adapted) for Jenkins, Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Mahershala Ali, Best Ensemble Cast, Best Cinematography & Best Editing. Filmmaker Ava DuVernay won three EDAs for Best Documentary, Best Female Director & Outstanding Achievement by a Woman in the Film Industry for “13th” & for raising awareness about the need for diversity and gender equality in Hollywood. Jennifer Merin EDA AWARDS & AWFJ founder & film critic stated, “This year has brought heightened awareness of the impact movies & cinema culture have on setting our social norms. The need for gender parity & greater diversity in the movie industry is patently clear. These goals are fundamental to AWFJ’s mission & core values. I'm thrilled that in our 10th anniversary awards season AWFJ members voted to honor such a diverse array of talent representing such a broad spectrum of perspectives, making the 2016 EDA Awards particularly relevant at a time when art & film, in particular must be the vanguard of social progress.”
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