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The Women in Film Crystal + Lucy Awards--first presented in 1977 by the now-Los Angeles chapter of the Women in Film organization--were presented to honor women in communications and media. The awards include the Crystal Award, the Lucy Award, the Dorothy Arzner Directors Award, the MaxMara Face of the Future Award, and the Kodak Vision Award.
The Crystal Award was established in 1977 to honor outstanding women who, through their endurance and the excellence of their work, have helped to expand the role of women within the entertainment industry.
The Lucy Award for Innovation in Television was founded in 1994 by Joanna Kerns, Bonny Dore, and Loreen Arbus. It was named to pay tribute to Lucille Ball and is presented in association with Ball's estate. It is given to recognize women and men and their creative works that have enhanced the perception of women through the medium of television.
1991-1992 - In the name of Dorothy Arzner, Women In Film recognized 31 American women directors who released theatrical feature films between January 1, 1991, and July 1, 1992. Barbra Streisand accepted the award on behalf of herself and her contemporary female directors.
MAXMARA Face of the Future award
Inaugurated at the 2006 Crystal+Lucy Awards, this award is given to an actress who is experiencing a turning point in her career through her work in the entertainment industry and through her contributions to the community at large.
The Kodak Vision award is presented to a female filmmaker with outstanding achievements in cinematography, directing and/or producing, who also collaborates with and assists women in the entertainment industry.
The Paltrow Mentorship award, in honor of the late director and mentor Bruce Paltrow, is awarded to an entertainment industry professional, who in the course of their career, has shown an extraordinary commitment to mentoring and supporting the next generation of filmmakers and executives.
The Norma Zarky Humanitarian award was established in 1979 and is presented to individuals who have demonstrated enlightened support for the advancement of equal opportunity for all and devotion to the improvement of the human condition.
The Women of Courage award was established in 1992 to recognize women who persevere through adverse conditions and circumstances in their quest for the rights of all women in the entertainment industry and society at large.