Crystal & Lucy Awards to Honor George Lucas, Laura Linney

Philiana Ng
Crystal & Lucy Awards to Honor George Lucas, Laura Linney

The Crystal & Lucy Awards, which honor exemplary women in the entertainment industry, has announced this year's recipients.

The honorees, led by Laura Linney, the stars of Mad Men, George Lucas and Sofia Coppola, will be celebrated at the Crystal & Lucy Awards dinner, held June 12 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

“It’s a landmark year for Women In Film, celebrating our forty year history," said Cathy Schulman, president of Women in Film, Los Angeles. "Our six honorees illustrate the wide spectrum of creative innovation coming from women, and it’s a privilege to be commemorating all of their successes.”

“The remarkable honorees have enriched our lives over the years and it is especially exciting to honor them during our 40th Anniversary," said Iris Grossman, president emeritus of Women in Film, Los Angeles.

Linney, of Showtime's outgoing The Big C: hereafter, will receive the Crystal Award for Excellence in Film.

The female stars of AMC's Mad Men -- Christina Hendricks, January Jones, Elisabeth Moss, Jessica Pare and Kiernan Shipka -- will be honored with the Lucy Award for Excellence in Television.

Oscar-nominated actress Hailee Steinfeld, next seen in Summit's sci-fi adaptation Ender's Game and Romeo and Juliet, has been tapped to receive the Women in Film Max Mara Face of the Future Award.

Sofia Coppola, writer and director of upcoming film The Bling Ring, will be on hand for the Dorothy Arzner Directors Award.

Star Wars guru George Lucas, who will marry longtime girlfriend Mellody Hobson on June 29, will take the Norma Zarky Humanitarian Award. He announced plans to build the Lucas Cultural Arts Museum, which will emphasize illustrative, digital, cinematic and animation art.

Cinematographer Rachel Morrison, who worked on Sundance sensation Fruitvale Station, will receive the Kodak Vision Award.

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