MAKER Ava DuVernay and Other Groundbreakers Honored at Annual ELLE Women in Hollywood Event

Every year at ELLE's Women in Hollywood event, dozens of the industry's "female insiders who are creating... change" are celebrated.

From actresses, directors, producers, casting staff, and other members behind the best films and television hits, the 2016 event was far from disappointing.

From MAKER and director Ava DuVernay to writer Katie Dippold, this year's power list will definitely be hard to beat. Click through the gallery above to see the women who made the cut.

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Gallery

Lupita N'yongo Category: The New Class of Actresses Who Do More Photo Credit: Steve Granitz/WireImage

Alicia Vikander Category: The New Class of Actresses Who Do More Photo Credit: Steve Granitz/WireImage

Brie Larson Category: The New Class of Actresses Who Do More Photo Credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

Amy Schumer Category: The New Class of Actresses Who Do More Photo Credit: Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic

Elizabeth Banks Category: The Directors Photo Credit: Steve Granitz/WireImage

Kathryn Bigelow Category: The Directors Photo Credit: Lester Cohen/Getty Images For ELLE

Ava DuVernay Category: The Directors Photo Credit: Michael Kovac/Getty Images for ELLE

Cathy Schulman Category: The Change Agents Title: President of Women in Film Photo Credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

Keri Putnam Category: The Change Agents Title: Executive Director of the Sundance Institute Photo Credit: Todd Williamson/Invision/AP

Megan Ellison Category: The Producers Photo Credit: David Livingston/Getty Images

Dede Gardner Category: The Producers Photo Credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images

Nancy Utley Category: The Super Powers Title: Co-President of Fox Searchlight Photo Credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Kathleen Kennedy Category: The Super Powers Title: President of Lucasfilm Photo Credit: Michael Kovac/Getty Images for AFI

Stacey Snider Category: The Super Powers Title: CEO and Chairman of 20th Century Fox Photo Credit: David Livingston/Getty Images

Donna Langley Category: The Super Powers Title: Chairman of Universal Pictures Photo Credit: Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Glamour

Terry Press Category: The Super Powers Title: President of CBS Films Photo Credit: Jordan Strauss/Invision for IFTA/AP Images

Katie Dippold Category: The Writers Photo Credit: Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Erin Cressida Wilson Category: The Writers Photo Credit: Gary Gershoff/WireImage

Meg LeFauve Category: The Writers Photo Credit: C Flanigan/FilmMagic

MaryAnn Brandon Category: The Behind the Scenes Creatives: The Editors Photo Credit: Dan MacMedan/WireImage

Mary Jo Markey Category: The Behind the Scenes Creatives: The Editors Photo Credit: Amanda Edwards/WireImage

Maryse Alberti Category: The Behind the Scenes Creatives: The Cinematographers Photo Credit: Amanda Edwards/WireImage

Charlotte Bruus Christensen Category: The Behind the Scenes Creatives: The Cinematographers Photo Credit: Dave J Hogan/Getty Images

Fiona Weir Category: The Behind the Scenes Creatives: The Casting Directors Photo Credit: Vincent Sandoval/FilmMagic

Tamara Hunter Category: The Behind the Scenes Creatives: The Casting Directors Photo Credit: Twitter/@tamcastles

Hylda Queally Category: The Behind the Scenes Creatives: The Agent Title: President of Women in Film Photo Credit: Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic

Amma Asante Category: The Next-to-Know Movie Makers Title: Director Photo Credit: Danny Martindale/WireImage

Sophie Watts Category: The Next-to-Know Movie Makers Title: Studio Executive Photo Credit: Todd Williamson/Getty Images

Tessa Thompson Category: The Next-to-Know Movie Makers Title: Actress Photo Credit: Donato Sardella/Getty Images for The Hollywood Reporter

Teyonah Parris Category: The Next-to-Know Movie Makers Title: Actress Photo Credit: Earl Gibson III/Getty Images

Rebecca Thomas Category: The Next-to-Know Movie Makers Title: Director Photo Credit: Jamie McCarthy/WireImage

Lola Kirke Category: The Next-to-Know Movie Makers Title: Actress Photo Credit: Mireya Acierto/FilmMagic

Reed Morano Category: The Next-to-Know Movie Makers Title: Director Photo Credit: Michael Stewart/WireImage

Gillian Robespierre Category: The Next-to-Know Movie Makers Title: Director Photo Credit: Christopher Patey/Getty Images

Lily Collins Category: The Next-to-Know Movie Makers Title: Actress Photo Credit: Jacopo Raule/GC Images