Since the inception of the Cannes Film Festival in 1946, the festival has become known as a showcase for fine European film, premiering highly-regarded films like Blue Is The Warmest Color, Pulp Fiction, and The Piano. Throughout the festival’s 72-year history, only one woman, Jane Campion, has won the festival’s highest honor, the Palme d’Or. On Saturday, a group of 82 women — including Kristen Stewart, Cate Blanchett, Ava DuVernay, Jane Fonda, Salma Hayek, and Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins — took to the Cannes red carpet in protest, walking in silence arm-in-arm down the carpet before stopping halfway up the stairs that lead up to the conference center that holds the festival’s events.
The #MeToo movement took center stage at the Cannes Film Festival on Saturday, as Cate Blanchett, Marion Cotillard, Patty Jenkins and other female filmmakers and artists gathered together to agitate for better treatment of women in the movie business. There were 82 women in total, a reference to the number of female directors who have […]
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What do you get when some of the most amazing women in Hollywood come together for one night only? For the 22nd Annual ELLE Women in Hollywood Awards, held on Monday night at the Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on Monday, Kate Winslet, Carey Mulligan, Alicia Vikander, Amy Schumer, Ava Duvernay, and Meryl Streep, were all honored with trophies in addition to their magazine covers. Shailene Woodley, who walked her first red carpet in months to honor her Divergent co-star Winslet, Zoe Kravitz and her boyfriend Twin Shadow, Nina Dobrev, Mary J. Blige, and Johnson’s entire family — Tippi Hedren, Melanie Griffith, and Stella Banderas — were all in the audience.
Photo: Steven Meisel/Courtesy of Pirelli For a tire company, Pirelli really has its eye on what’s hot. The Italian brand releases an annual calendar, shooting the upper echelon of sexy models in provocative poses wearing latex, leather, or next-to-nothing clothes for its customers to pin up in their auto shops, garages, or even bedrooms. For 2016′s version though, Annie Liebovitz shot 12 women, one for each month, and took a different direction than usual. In an unprecedented move, the Pirelli calendar will feature women with accomplishments other than hours clocked at the gym and good genes. Serena Williams, tennis superstar and fashion mogul, confirmed her participation on Twitter when she shared her excitement.
Photo: Courtesy of Pirelli For a tire company, Pirelli really has its eye on what’s hot. For 2016′s version though, Annie Liebovitz shot 12 women, one for each month, and took a different direction than usual. In an unprecedented move, the Pirelli calendar will feature women with accomplishments other than hours clocked at the gym and good genes. Serena Williams, tennis superstar and fashion mogul, confirmed her participation on Twitter when she shared her excitement. The company echoed her enthusiasm, writing in response, “We can’t wait to share the new calendar! Thank you ladies for being part of our special project.” Serena Williams an Annie Liebovitz behind-the-scenes.
Courtesy of Mattel Barbie has a new BFF and no offense to Barbie, but she’s way more accomplished than the blonde-haired blue-eyed beauty. Ava DuVernay, the first and only black female director to have a film, Selma, nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture, got the ultimate Mattel treatment as part of Variety’s Power of Women issue. DuVernay was selected as one of six “Sheroes” to be presented with her look-a-like at the magazine’s luncheon of Friday, each of whom was chosen for her empowering work and generally inspiring role in the world. “Started by a female entrepreneur and mother, this brand has a responsibility to continue to honor and encourage powerful female role models who are leaving a legacy for the next generation of glass ceiling breakers.“ DuVernay’s figurine is so precise that it teeters on creepy—in a good way. Other “Sheroes” who will receive their own Barbie dolls include Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth, Eva Chen of Lucky magazine, country singer Trisha Yearwood, actress Emmy Rossum and five-year-old designer Sydney “Mayhem” Keiser.
Regina King and Tracee Ellis Ross host the Black Girls Rock Awards last night. Photo: Getty Images You will be hard-pressed to find an awards show with more posi vibes than Black Girls Rock. The awards, started in 2011 byBlack Girls Rock , a non-profit that empowers and mentors young women of color, honors women in categories like “Shot Caller,” “Living Legend,” and “Change Agent.” With a mix of famous people and “regular” women doing amazing things for their community, and hosted byTracee Ellis Ross and Regina King , the show is two hours of great music, humor, and of course, inspirational women.