Taraji P. Henson, Natalie Dormer and Lesli Linka Glatter are set to receive top honors at the 2016 Women in Film Crystal + Lucy Awards fundraiser dinner June 15 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.
The annual benefit gala advocates gender parity for women throughout the industry, and this year’s theme “Designing Change” will highlight the organization’s year-round commitment to design and promote initiatives and programs that will continue to increase opportunities for women on and off screen .
Henson, who is a Golden Globe-winning and Emmy-nominated actress for her lead role as Cookie Lyon on Fox’s “Empire,” is the recipient of the Lucy Award for Excellence in Television; “Game of Thrones” star Dormer will receive the Women In Film Max Mara Face of the Future Award, presented by Max Mara Global Ambassador, Nicola Maramotti; and Lesli Linka Glatter will be honored with the BMW Dorothy Arzner Directors Award.
Hylda Queally, who represents such A-listers as Lupita N’yongo and Cate Blanchett, will be presented with the Sue Mengers Award, which honors a representative who has been instrumental in guiding careers.
The Crystal Award for Excellence in Film will be presented to a league of women producers including Denise Di Novi, Lauren Shuler Donner, Lucy Fisher, Lianne Halfon, Lynda Obst, Jane Rosenthal, Paula Wagner and Paula Weinstein.
The 2016 Crystal + Lucy Awards is presented by sponsors Max Mara and BMW.