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5 Things You Should Know About the Women in Film Awards

The 38th Women in Film Crystal + Lucy Awards ceremony takes place Tuesday, and we're celebrating women in the film industry.

The Women in Film organization started the award ceremony in 1977 to honor and celebrate women in communications and media. Many talented women across the industry have been acknowledged for their outstanding efforts and achievements.

Get to know more about the Women in Film Crystal + Lucy Awards before it begins by learning more about its categories below: 

1. The Crystal Award honors outstanding women who have helped to expand the role of women throughout the entertainment industry. 
MAKERS who have won - Glenn Close (2001), Nora Ephron (1993), Carol Burnett (1980)

2. The Lucy Award for Innovation in Television is presented in association with the Lucille Ball Estate and pays tribute to comedian Lucille Ball. The award recognizes women and men for their creative works that enhanced the perception of women on television. 
MAKERS who have won - Shonda Rhimes (2007), Geena Davis (2006), Diahann Carroll (1998), Marlo Thomas (1996) 

3. The Dorothy Arzner Directors award is named after the first female member of the Directors Guild of America, Dorothy Azner. This award recognizes the importance of women directors in film and television. MAKER Ava DuVernay will be honored with the 2015 Dorothy Azner Directors Award. 

4. MAXMARA Face of the Future Award the award is given an actress experiencing a turning point in her career through her work in the entertainment industry and contributions to the community as a whole. 

5. Kodak Vision Award is presented to a female filmmaker with outstanding achievements in cinematography, directing and/or producing. She also works alongside and helps other women within the entertainment industry. 

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