Save the date:

The 2020 NYWIFT Muse Awards will be presented virtually on Wednesday, December 9th, 2020. 

Details to follow soon! 


For 40 years, New York Women in Film & Television has presented the Muse Awards annual gala holiday luncheon celebrating women of vision and achievement. Each year, remarkable and accomplished women are honored with this prestigious award. It is NYWIFT’s flagship fundraising event — a highlight of the New York City holiday season in the entertainment industry — and is attended by an enthusiastic audience of 1,200 leading executives from every major studio, broadcast and cable network, and film production facility.


Thank you to all who attended the 40th Anniversary NYWIFT Muse Awards on Tuesday, December 10th! Here is a look at some of our very favorite moments from this year’s Muse:

See our full albums from the 40th Anniversary Muse Awards over on Flickr: click through to see photos from the red carpet, the awards luncheon and the reception


And watch CUNY TV’s broadcast of the best moments from the 40th Anniversary NYWIFT Muse Awards on YouTube: 



Our 2019 honorees were:

[photo by: Flor Blake Photography]

Ann Dowd, Actor


[photo by: Flor Blake Photography]


Gloria Estefan, Singer/Actor/Executive


[photo by Flor Blake Photography]


Anjali Sud, CEO, Vimeo


[Photo: Flor Blake Photography]


Kasi Lemmons, Director
Nancy Malone Directing Award


Jane Rosenthal, CEO Tribeca Enterprises
Career Impact Achievement Award


[photo: Flor Blake Photography]


Shoshannah Stern, Writer/Creator
Loreen Arbus Changemaker Award


[photo by: Flor Blake Photography]

The Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment presented their Made in NY Award to:
Caroline Hirsch, Carolines on Broadway Owner and NY Comedy Festival Founder



Nomination Form     Past Honorees


2018 Muse Awards Highlights

2017 Muse Awards Highlights

2016 Muse Awards Highlights

2015 Muse Awards Highlights

2014 Muse Awards Highlights