Thank you to all who attended the 2020 NYWIFT Muse Awards!

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Thursday, December 17th, 2020 


Presented Virtually

Tickets are pay-what-you-can

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.

This year we will gather together virtually as a community to celebrate Art and Advocacy. Join us to watch the celebration online and stay for virtual video networking after the program.

Please note: the awards program will have open captioning available. If you would like to view the captioned version, please email in advance of the event. 


We are thrilled to announce our 2020 honorees:

Actor, The Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment Made in NY Award


Rachel Brosnahan
Actor and Producer


Rashida Jones
Actor, Writer, Producer, Director


Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey


Alana Mayo
President of Orion Pictures


Gina Prince-Bythewood
Director, Writer, Producer, The Nancy Malone Directing Award


Ali Stroker
Actor, The Loreen Arbus Changemaker Award


Learn More about the Honorees


Gather together:

In these unprecedented times, we at NYWIFT recognize the many challenges faced by our community. The Muse Awards was created to inspire and acknowledge all of the extraordinary women in our industry.

This year we invite you to pay-what-you-can so that everyone can have the opportunity to gather together at the virtual 41st Annual Muse Awards. Let’s lift each other up and celebrate the incredible achievements of women in entertainment and media.

Please, invite your friends and colleagues to join us at the 2020 Muse Awards.

We stand stronger together.


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2014 Muse Awards Highlights