Past Muse Award Honorees

The Muse Awards, NYWIFT’s annual gala holiday luncheon, celebrate the vision and achievements of women who work in the entertainment industry. 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.

 

 

Past Honorees

2018: Ellen Burstyn, Sarah Jessica Parker, Lisa Nishimura, Tricia Brock (Nancy Malone Directing Award), Maysoon Zayid (Loreen Arbus Award)

2017: Laura Dern, Judith Light, Amy Emmerich, Julie Dash (Nancy Malone Directing Award), Regina K. Scully (Loreen Arbus Award)

2016: Mary-Louise Parker, Martha Plimpton, Debi Mazar, Jacki Kelley, Amy Goodman (Loreen Arbus Award)

2015: Gabourey Sidibe, Blythe Danner, Patricia Clarkson, Sarah Barnett, Victoria Alonso, Lizz Winstead (Loreen Arbus Award)

2014: Mary Bailey, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Dawn Ostroff, Wanda Sykes, Abigail Disney (Loreen Arbus Award)

2013: Ellen Barkin, Connie Britton, Robin Wright, Sonia Manzano, Frances Berwick, Nancy Malone (Loreen Arbus Award)

2012: Mariska Hargitay, Lucy Liu, Lisa F. Jackson, Kim Martin, Debra Zimmerman & Women Make Movies (Loreen Arbus Award)

2011: Christine Baranski, Marcie Bloom, Claire Danes, Nadine Shelby Schramm, Martha Stewart, Independent Television Service (ITVS) (Loreen Arbus Award)

2010: Vanessa Williams, Cindi Berger, Pat Swinney Kaufman, Abbe Raven, Marsha Hunt

2009: America Ferrera, Julianna Margulies, Allison Silverman, Andrea Wong, Chicken & Egg Pictures (Loreen Arbus Award)

2008: Linda Kaplan-Thaler, Laura Linney, Cynthia Nixon, Cyma Zarghami, Eastman Kodak (Loreen Arbus Award)

2007: Gale Anne Hurd, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Suzana Peric, Julie Taymor, Lauren Zalaznick

2006: Betty Cohen, Katie Couric, Mable Haddock, Ellen Lewis, John Wells

2005: Tina Fey, Debra Lee, Julianne Moore, Susan E. Morse

2004: Lee Grant, Susan Lucci, Anne Sweeney, Kristi Zea

2003: Whoopi Goldberg, Bonnie Hammer, Ellen Kuras, Emma Thompson

2002: Frances McDormand, Kate McEnroe, Lois Smith, Alfre Woodard

2001: Dede Allen, Meryl Poster, Phylicia Rashad, Liv Ullmann

2000: Annette Bening, Carole Black, Madhur Jaffrey, Rachel Portman

1999: Mary Lea Bandy; Anjelica Huston; Barbara Kopple; Marquita Pool-Eckert; Cicely Tyson

1998: Candice Bergen; Ida Lupino (posthumously); Sheila Nevins; Dyanna Taylor

1997: Ruby Dee; Judy McGrath; Mira Nair; Barbara Walters; Dianne Wiest

1996: Mary Tyler Moore; Rita Moreno; Rosie O’Donnell; Juliet Taylor; Christine Vachon

1995: Angela Bassett; Diane Keaton; Cokie Roberts; Gena Rowlands; Thelma Schoonmaker

1994: Lauren Bacall; Grace Blake; Karen Cooper; Sally Field; Penny Marshall; Jane Pauley

1993: Jane Alexander; Robert De Niro; Pat Fili-Krushel; Holly Hunter; Charlayne Hunter-Gault; Jane Rosenthal

1992: Linda Ellerbee; Nora Ephron; Kay Koplovitz; Diane Sokolow

1991: Jodie Foster; Linda Gottlieb; Peggy Rajski

1990: Geraldine Laybourne; Susan Sarandon; Patrizia von Brandenstein

1989: Glenn Close; Susan Seidelman; Joan Micklin Silver

1988: Sigourney Weaver

1987: Barbara Corday

1986: Jessica Lange

1985: Lily Tomlin; Jane Wagner

1984: Goldie Hawn; Anthea Sylbert

1983: Meryl Streep

1982: Dustin Hoffman

1981: Robert Benton; Arlene Donovan

1980: Pauline Kael

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