The 2024 NYWIFT Muse Awards

will take place Wednesday, March 27 at 11 AM at Cipriani 42nd Street! 


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For 43 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 entertainment industry calendar — and is attended by an enthusiastic audience of 1,200 leading executives from every major studio, broadcast and cable network, and film production facility.

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Meet the 2024 Muse Honorees:

Raney Aronson-Rath
Editor-in-Chief an Executive Producer, FRONTLINE
Enid Roth Award for Excellence in Journalism

Alex Borstein
Actor, Writer, and Producer
Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment Made in NY Award

Tantoo Cardinal
Actor and Activist

Fran Drescher
Actor, Writer, and SAG-AFTRA President

Latasha Gillespie
Head of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility
for Amazon MGM Studios, Prime Video, and Freevee

Kyra Sedgwick
Actor, Producer, and Director

Millicent Simmonds
Loreen Arbus Changemaker Award

Michèle Stephenson
Filmmaker, Artist, and Author
Nancy Malone Directing Award

Read the honoree bios here!

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Plus, watch the 43rd Annual NYWIFT Muse Awards on NYC Life March 16 and March 18

New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT) is pleased to announce that the 43rd Annual NYWIFT Muse Awards will be broadcast in partnership with NYC Media – on their flagship station, NYC Life – Saturday, March 16 at 8 PM with an encore airing Monday, March 18 at 7 PM. The 90-minute awards celebration during Women’s History Month honors women of vision and achievement in the media and entertainment industry who have used their platform to break barriers, elevate others, and inspire the next generation of leaders.

Featured honorees include:

  • IFC Films President Arianna Bocco
  • Award-winning actress and singer Danielle Brooks, who will receive the “Made in NY” Award presented by the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment
  • Filmmaker Deborah Chow, who will receive the Nancy Malone Directing Award
  • Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Maria Hinojosa, who will receive the inaugural Enid Roth Award for Excellence in Journalism
  • Emmy and President’s Volunteer Service Award-winning television host, chef, and author Sandra Lee
  • BAFTA & SAG Award-winning actress and producer Freida Pinto
  • Tony Award-nominated actress Lauren Ridloff, who will receive the Loreen Arbus Changemaker Award
  • Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning actress, artist, and activist Sharon Stone
  • AMPAS President Janet Yang

Learn more!




Nomination Form     Past Honorees


2020 Muse Awards Highlights

2019 Muse Awards Highlights

2018 Muse Awards Highlights

2017 Muse Awards Highlights

2016 Muse Awards Highlights

2015 Muse Awards Highlights

2014 Muse Awards Highlights