We’re counting down the 40 days to NYWIFT’s 40th Anniversary Muse Awards with a look at some of our favorite honorees, all women of vision and achievement who have contributed to the film and television industry. Join us as we look back at #Muse40for40, and buy your tickets for the Muse Awards on Tuesday, December 10th at nywift.org/muse!
#36: Laura Dern
By Kathryn O’Kane
The award-winning American actress and producer Laura Dern has starred in some of the most well-known films, including Jurassic Park, October Sky, Wild, and The Fault in Our Stars. Most recently, she won an Emmy award for the wildly popular HBO mini-series Big Little Lies. She took to the Muse Awards stage in December 2017, the same month she appeared in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the second film in the Star Wars sequel trilogy; right after Muse, she started making headlines for her powerful work in the groundbreaking HBO film The Tale.
“Thank you (NYWIFT) for the reminder of the work that needs to be done on a daily basis.” – Laura Dern at the 2017 Muse Awards
A New York City icon and one of the most well-known actors and producers of our time, Sarah Jessica Parker is known not only for her outstanding work on Sex and the City, but for countless other films and television shows such as Failure to Launch, The Family Stone, Hocus Pocus, The First Wives Club, Did You Hear About the Morgans?, LA Story, Mars Attacks, Ed Wood and Divorce.READ MORE