Gal Gadot will receive the #SeeHer award at the Critics’ Choice Awards for “pushing boundaries” for women in Hollywood.
A spokesperson said in a statement: “Gadot broke through this year as a powerful voice advocating for women, not only on screen as the iconic Wonder Woman, but in life as well, using her platform to encourage those in the entertainment industry and beyond to strive for fairness and parity across genders.”
Whilst Association of National Advertisers CEO Bob Liodice added: “We’re honored to recognize Gal this year with the second annual #SeeHer Award. Not only was she able to challenge stereotypes in film and find success by starring in one of the biggest blockbusters this year, she also used that success to shine a light on her own industry and push the boundaries on gender equality in real life.”
Gadot will be handed the award by Patty Jenkins, who directed her in ‘Wonder Woman’. The CW will broadcast the ceremony live from the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California on January 11.
ANA AFE #SeeHer chairman Stephen Quinn shared: “Having critics once again recognize the importance of #SeeHer and including the award in the broadcast is another key milestone for the movement. Entertainment plays such a large part in influencing culture. There has never been a more important time to lean in and support our #SeeHer mission of increasing accurate portrayal of girls and women in media. Gal and Patty are role models for our #SeeHer mission and we are delighted to have them recognized by the critics and the industry.”
‘Wonder Woman’ broke records when it was released, earning more than $820 million worldwide. There is also a sequel in the works too, which is expected to be released in 2019.
*Sourced by BangShowBiz