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Gabourey Sidibe, Blythe Danner and Patricia Clarkson (courtesy of  Variety)
Gabourey Sidibe, Blythe Danner and Patricia Clarkson (courtesy of Variety)
2015 Muse Awards for Outstanding Vision & Achievement

Join NYWIFT as we celebrate the annual Muse Awards for Outstanding Vision and Achievement. The event is a highlight of the New York City holiday season in the entertainment industry and is attended by an enthusiastic audience of 1100 leading executives and creators from major studios, networks and film production facilities and from the independent film scene.

The 2015 honorees are actors Blythe Danner, Gabourey Sidibe and Patricia Clarkson; Victoria Alonso, Executive Vice President for Physical Production at Marvel Studios; and Sarah Barnett, President and General Manager of BBC America. The Loreen Arbus Changemaker Award will be presented to comedian and writer Lizz Winstead. Actress and CBS commentator Nancy Giles will emcee the ceremony.

Tickets for the 35th Annual Muse Awards for Outstanding Vision & Achievement are now available! See below for pricing information.

Gabourey Sidibe
, an Academy and Golden Globe Award-nominated actress recognized for her roles on-screen in Precious, Showtime’s The Big C, and FX’s American Horror Story. The Independent Spirit Award and NCAAP Image Award-winner was recently in the films Gravy, Life Partners and White Bird in a Blizzard, on Hulu’s Difficult People and in FOX’s Empire.

Blythe Danner
, a Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress for her work in The Miser, Butterflies Are Free and Huff, also renowned for film roles, including Meet the Parents, Brighton Beach Memoirs, Woody Allen’s Husbands and Wives and Sylvia. She is currently filming the TV movie Madoff.

Patricia Clarkson
, an Emmy Award-winning actress for her role in HBO’s Six Feet Under, also an Oscar, Academy, Tony, Golden Globe and Independent Spirit Award nominee for her work in Pieces of April, The Elephant Man and High Art. She was most recently in the thrillers The Maze Runner, October Gale, The East and in the family-oriented drama Last Weekend.

Sarah Barnett
, president and general manager of BBC America. In just under one year, she has helped the network experience unprecedented growth, receive an Emmy Award nomination and breakthrough ratings. She is also known for her leadership at the BBC in London and at SundanceTV, where she launched the network’s scripted programming, including Carlos, a Golden Globe Award winner.

Victoria Alonso
, executive vice president of physical production for Marvel Studios. She is credited for executive producing many action-packed films, including The Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy and Captain America: The Winter Soldier among others, and for co-producing Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger. She began her career in the visual effects industry, working with top directors including Tim Burton, Ridley Scott and Andrew Adamson to name a few.

Lizz Winstead
will receive the 10th annual Loreen Arbus Changemaker Award. The acclaimed comedienne, radio and television personality, author and blogger for The Huffington Post is also the co-creator of The Daily Show and Air America Radio network. She also started Lady Parts Justice, an organization dedicated to creating more awareness of anti-choice legislation, to help fight for women’s reproductive rights. Lizz frequently appears on various shows on CNN and MSNBC.

The Loreen Arbus Changemaker Award was created with the generous support of New York Women in Film & Television member Loreen Arbus. Each year, it is given to an individual, organization or corporation in the entertainment industry that has helped to create and bring about significant change to benefit and aid women.

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NYWIFT programs, screenings and events are supported, in part, by grants from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts