For 39 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.

Thanks to all who joined us at the 39th Annual Muse Awards on December 13th!

Stay tuned for photos + videos to the event.

The 2018 honorees were:

Ellen Burstyn, Actor
Lisa Nishimura, VP of Original Documentary and Comedy Programming, Netflix
Sarah Jessica Parker, Actor and Producer
Tricia Brock, Director (The Nancy Malone Directing Award)
Maysoon Zayid, Actor, Comedian and Activist (Loreen Arbus Changemaker Award)

The Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment “Made in New York” Award was presented to NYWIFT Executive Director Terry Lawler.

Actor and CBS commentator Nancy Giles returned emcee.

Nomination Form     Past Honorees


2017 Muse Awards Highlights

2016 Muse Awards Highlights

2015 Muse Awards Highlights

2014 Muse Awards Highlights