The Women In Film Crystal + Lucy Awards have named their 2015 honorees who will be lauded at the org’s June 16 ceremony at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza. Nicole Kidman will be receiving the Crystal Award for Excellence in Film. She recently appeared in Weinstein Co./Dimension’s Paddington which has made over $250M at the worldwide B.O. and will be starring next in Jason Bateman’s The Family Fang, Strangerland, Werner Herzog’s Queen of the Desert, Genius and the English remake of the Oscar-winning film The Secret in Their Eyes .
Transparent creator Jill Soloway will receive the Lucy Award for Excellence in Television. Her Amazon series has swept the winter awards circuit, winning 2 Golden Globes for best TV comedy or musical series, best TV comedy actor (Jeffrey Tambor); an AFI award as best TV program of the year and a DGA for outstanding comedy series directing.
Selma helmer Ava DuVernay whose Martin Luther King, Jr. biopic earned an Oscar win for best song “Glory” and a best picture nom is receiving the Dorothy Arzner Directors Award.
House of Cards alum Kate Mara who will be seen in this summer’s Fantastic Four reboot is picking up The Women in Film Max Mara “Face of the Future” award. The trophy will be presented by Nicola Maramotti, Global Brand Ambassador for Max Mara.
Warner Bros. Pictures President of Worldwide Marketing and International Distribution, Sue Kroll, will be lauded with the 2015 Tiffany & Co./Bruce Paltrow Mentorship Award. Many throughout the industry have praised her work recently on the emotional, riveting marketing campaign for Warner Bros. American Sniper which has become the highest grossing film of the 2014 domestic box office with $345.4M ($534.9M worldwide).
Toni Howard, who has been a partner at ICM for 24 years, will receive the 2015 Sue Mengers Award. This year’s ceremony is sponsored by Max Mara, BMW of North America, and Tiffany & Co.