Dec. 29 (UPI) — “Wonder Woman” director Patty Jenkins is to present her film’s star Gal Gadot with the #SeeHer Award at next month’s Critics’ Choice gala in Santa Monica, Calif.
“The #SeeHer Award recognizes a woman who embodies the values set forth by the #SeeHer movement — to push boundaries on changing stereotypes and recognize the importance of accurately portraying women across the entertainment landscape,” a press release explained.
“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.”
“How to Get Away with Murder” and “Fences” actress Viola Davis took home last year’s inaugural #SeeHer Award.
The Critics’ Choice ceremony, honoring excellence in film and television, is to take place Jan. 11 at the Barker Hangar. It will air on The CW.