Wed. Oct 21st, 2020

‘American Gods,’ ‘Outlander,’ ‘Novitiate,’ ‘The Post’ Among 19th Women’s Image Awards Film and Television Nominees

The Women’s Image Network, (WIN) has announced its film and television nominations for The Women’s Image Awards.

Now in its 19th year, Women’s Image Network (WIN) produces The Women’s Image Awards to advance gender parity by honoring women and men who create dimensional female media images.

For the first time since its 1993 launch, WIN has added a new category, Foreign Language Film, to show how the issue of women’s equality is being tackled by talented international filmmakers. The award finalists will be announced in Los Angeles at The Women’s Image Awards ceremony, Tuesday, February 6th, 2018.


Film / Show Written by a Woman

Tara Armstrong, Marsha Greene, Tassie Cameron Mary Kills People “Morning Glory”

Anne Kenney Outlander “Surrender”

Maria Melnik American Gods “A Prayer For Mad Sweeney”

Maggie Betts Novitiate

Shannon Goss Outlander “The Doldrums”

Jennie Snyder Urman Jane The Virgin “Chapter Fifty-Four”


Made For Television Movie / Mini-Series

Story of a Girl (Lifetime Television)

The White Princess (Starz)

Custody (Lucky Monkey Pictures / Lifetime)

The Missing (Starz)

Surviving Compton: Dre, Suge & Michel’le (Sony Pictures Television / Lifetime)


Actress Made For Television Movie / Mini-Series

Michelle Fairley The White Princess “Traitors”

Catalina Sandino Moreno Custody

Cynthia Nixon Killing Reagan

Viola Davis Custody

Samantha Colley Genius


Drama Series

Queen of the South “El Camino De La Muerte” (USA Network)

American Gods “The Bone Orchard” (Starz)

Outlander “Heaven & Earth” (Starz)

Mary Kills People “Morning Glory” (Lifetime)

Imposters “My So-Called Wife” (Bravo Media)

Halt and Catch Fire “NeXT” (AMC Studios)


Actress Drama Series

Inbar Lavi Imposters “My So-Called Wife”

Caitriona Balfe Outlander “All Debts Paid”

Ruth Negga Preacher “KLAUS”

Emily Browning American Gods “Git Gone”

Portia Doubleday Mr. Robot “eps3.0_power-saver-mode.h”

Kerry Bishé Halt and Catch Fire “NeXT”


Comedy Series

American Housewife (ABC)

Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce (Bravo Media)

Jane The Virgin (The CW Network)

Playing House (USA Network)


Actress Comedy Series

Lisa Edelstein Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce  “Rule #91: Run Toward What Scares You”

Gina Rodriguez Jane The Virgin “Chapter Fifty-Four”

Katy Mixon American Housewife “Bag Lady”

Tichina Arnold Survivor’s Remorse “Fallout”


Film / Show Produced by a Woman

Carole J. Peterman, Celine Rattray, Trudie Styler Novitiate

Sarah Dunn American Housewife “The Nap”

Natalie Chaidez Queen of the South “El Camino De La Muerte”

Erica Messer Criminal Minds “Spencer”

Anne Kenney, Toni Graphia, Maril Davis, Marigo Kehoe, Elicia Bessette, Shannon Goss,

Joy Blake, Karen Campbell Outlander “The Battle Joined”


Reality Series

Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath (A&E Television)

Pit Bulls & Parolees “Down, Not Out” (Animal Planet)

We Are The Joneses (Centric)

Sweet Home Oklahoma “The Dating Shame (Bravo Media) 


Actress Reality Series

Leah Remini Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath

Tia Torres Pit Bulls & Parolees “Down, Not Out”

Lee Murphy Sweet Home Oklahoma “The Dating Shame

Jennifer Welch Sweet Home Oklahoma “The Dating Shame


Documentary Feature Film

After Spring (Starz)

Gender Revolution (National Geographic Channel)

Hungry (Logo Television Network)

Mansfield 66/67 (Gunpowder and Sky)


Film / Show Directed by a Woman

Aisling Walsh Maudie

Ellen Martinez, Steph Ching After Spring

Kimberly Peirce Six

Charlotte Brändström Outlander “The Bakra”

Marina Zenovich Water & Power; A California Heist

Floria Sigismondi American Gods “Come To Jesus”


Feature Film

The Leisure Seeker (Sony Pictures Classics)

Novitiate (Sony Pictures Classics)

The Post (20th Century Fox)

Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool (Sony Pictures Classics)

Maudie (Sony Pictures Classics)


Actress Feature Film

Helen Mirren The Leisure Seeker

Melissa Leo Novitiate

Sally Hawkins Maudie

Meryl Streep The Post

Annette Bening Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool


Foreign Language Film

First They Killed My Father (Cambodia) (Netflix)

The Divine Order (Switzerland) (Zeitgeist Films / Kino Lorber)

The Square (Sweden) (Magnolia Pictures)

A Fantastic Woman (Chile) (Sony Pictures Classics)


In addition to celebrating its nominated award recipients, Women’s Image Network also honors invited, deserving individuals to accept one of three tributes:  WOMAN OF THE YEAR, LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT or HUMANTIARIAN. Previous honorees include: Elizabeth Taylor, Lauren Bacall, Senator Barbara Boxer, Lily Tomlin, Abigail Disney, Suzanne Roberts, Maria Arena Bell, Jane Campion, Lauren Shuler Donner, Anne Archer, Irena Medavoy and Gurinder Chadha.

Since The Women’s Image Awards serve a dual purpose to honor deserving film and television work and to promote equality a WIN nominees provided responses to their Women’s Image Award nomination. Here are a few nominee responses:

“It’s an honor to be recognized by the Women’s Image Awards, both personally and on behalf of our film. NOVITIATE is a story about women and told by women; so it is particularly touching and meaningful for us, to be recognized by an organization that has done so much for the advancement of women.”  Maggie Betts, Writer/Director of NOVITIATE

Muchas gracias for Queen of the South’s two nominations!  And thank you WIN, Fox 21, UCP and USA Network for supporting our series, and for helping to advance women and Latinas in the media.  No matter who wins the award, we are all QueensNatalie Chaidez, Executive Producer, Queen of the South

“We are so thrilled to be nominated for BEST FOREIGN FILM at the Women’s Image Awards. Our film tells the story of how one courageous woman can spark a fire and bring a political and social process into motion and it could not be more timely. It’s a film made by many women behind the camera with many women in front of the camera and we want more of these kinds of films!” Petra Volpe, Writer / Director The Divine Order

“I am thrilled to be a part of this nomination for Mansfield 66/67.  Having worked so hard as a team to bring to life this woman who represented such a transitional moment in women’s modern history was a real privilege.  Therefore it is very gratifying to have that work recognized as being relevant to the image and value of women everywhere.  Thank you to Women’s Image Network for continuing to support our value in front of and behind the camera” Larra Anderson, Producer, Mansfield 66/67

“We are so honored to receive this recognition from The Women’s Image Network for our show Playing House. We feel very passionate about telling stories about the amazing ways in which women support women every day. But this season was extra special because we dealt with such a personal story, so to have it acknowledged by WIN means the world to us. Thank YOU for all you do. Let’s keep telling stories that resonate of love.” Lennon Parham & Jessica St. Clair

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