A few highlights include Mickey Rooney presenting The 2010 Living Legend Tribute to Dame Elizabeth Taylor and his wife, Jan Rooney read Dame Liz Taylor's moving acceptance letter in Ms. Taylor's absence. Carl Reiner presenting Cheryl Hines with the 2010 Best Actress Comedy Series award. Alice In Wonderland writer Linda Woolverton read acceptance speech from winner Helena Bonham Carter. Sasha Alexander (Rizzoli & Isles) arrived gorgeous just one month following the birth of her son and Sara Rue later presented Ms. Alexander with the 2010 Best Actress Drama Series. Her show also won Best Drama Series. Dreamworks Animation walked off with two wins, Best Film and Best Film Produced By A Woman for its producer, Bonnie Arnold.
The celebrated presenters included Emmy Winner, Carl Reiner, Sara Rue, Lea Thompson, AJ Michalka, John Savage, Andrew Sugerman, Kahi Lee and Oscar Nominee, Sally Kirkland. Wendy Liebman hosted and the audience fell in love with her sweet and funny comic style. Six sensational singers, Cimorelli brought the house down with three songs, while Stephanie Quayle and The Silver Lake Chorus rounded out the performing musical guests.
The following thirteen outstanding film and television winners received 2010 WIN awards in these categories: feature film, drama series, comedy series, reality series, show/film directed by a woman, television produced by a woman, film produced by a woman, made for television movie and documentary film.
The WIN Awards 2010 Winners
Made For Television Movie
Actress Made for Television Movie
Claire Danes Temple Grandin
Film Produced By A Woman
Bonnie Arnold How To Train Your Dragon
Television Produced By A Woman
Alexis Martin Woodall Glee
Waiting For Superman
Outstanding Reality Series
Kimora: Life in the Fab Lane
Outstanding Actress Comedy Series
Cheryl Hines Curb Your Enthusiasm
Outstanding Comedy Series
Outstanding Drama Series
Rizzoli & Isles
Outstanding Drama Series
Sasha Alexander Rizzoli & Isles
Outstanding Film / Show Directed By A Woman
Elizabeth Allen Ramona and Beezus
Outstanding Actress Feature Film Helena Bonham Carter Alice In Wonderland
Outstanding Feature Film
How To Train Your Dragon
According to WIN founder, Phyllis Stuart, “While it's glamorous to walk a red carpet, The WIN Awards are less about awards and more about media advocacy. That said, our diverse 2010 nominee list shows that women are able to express richness and depth at any age and that their value transcends their “beauty” or the number of candles on their birthday cake. This year, The WIN Awards uniquely demonstrate that Girls Are Great From Nine To Ninety as our youngest nominee, Joey King was nine years old when filming Ramona And Beezus, and as our most senior female, our Lifetime Achievement Honoree, Suzanne Roberts, is nearly 90 years old. By supporting The WIN Awards, which celebrate film and television artists who create dimensional, female media images, you help advance positive public opinion about the value of women and girls”.
That said, Cimorelli were ideal and stellar musical performers at The WIN Awards 2010. This singing sensation consists of six, smiling sisters who blend their voices in perfect unison as they perform today's pop hits in an a capella style. In April, 2010 Universal Records signed this stellar sister act to the delight of these lifetime collaborators who are: Christina (20), Katherine (18), Lisa (17), Amy (15), Lauren (12), and Dani (10).
Since 1993, Women's Image Network (WIN) has produced The WIN Awards to celebrate men and women who promote gender parity through creativity and leadership. The WIN Awards celebrate those who create dimensional female portrayals in film, television, advertising and interactive media. For more information, visit: http://thewinawards.com.
A few former WIN Award recipients include: Senator Barbara Boxer, Lily Tomlin, Helen Mirren, Lauren Bacall, Jane Campion, Lynn Redgrave, Pierce Brosnan, Angelina Jolie and Glenn Close. Former hosts, participants and presenters include: Rachel Weisz, Katie Holmes, Raven-Symoné
The WIN Awards 2010 mark the 12th year WIN has celebrated film and television artists who create dimensional, accurate and powerful images of women which reach broad audiences to shape positive public opinion about the value of women and girls.
About Dame Elizabeth Taylor
Dame Elizabeth Taylor is the star of more than fifty-five films, among them National Velvet, A Place in the Sun, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Butterfield 8, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, and Cleopatra. For nearly two decades, she has been a leader in AIDS activism, including her founding role in the American Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR), and establishment of The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation (ETAF). She has also been a successful businesswoman with her bestselling line of fragrances, including “White Diamonds,” “Passion,”
The recipient of numerous honors and awards, Elizabeth Taylor was made a Dame of the British Empire in the year 2000 by Queen Elizabeth II. In 1987, France bestowed upon her its most prestigious award, the Legion d’Honneur, and in 2001 President Clinton recognized Taylor with the Presidential Citizen’s Medal. She has won two Academy Awards for Best Actress, and in 1993 she received the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for her work on behalf of AIDS. She also received the BAFTA Fellowship from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, as well as the Lifetime Achievement award from the American Film Institute. Elizabeth Taylor lives in Bel Air, California. She has four children, ten grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
About Suzanne Fleisher Roberts
A Philadelphia native and one of its foremost cultural doyennes, Suzanne Roberts is an actress, producer and Emmy Award-winning television host who created her television show, Seeking Solutions With Suzanne, to fill a need for quality programming for the over-50 audience. Now in its 10th season, the show airs three times daily on CNN Headline News, weekly on The Comcast Network and Comcast systems nationwide and streamed on her website, www.suzanne.tv.
A woman who has spent her life dedicated to helping others through public service, the arts and philanthropy, Suzanne’s generosity and vision continue to make an impact on Philadelphia’
Suzanne Roberts and Dame Elizabeth Taylor join an illustrious list of former WIN Award honorees who promote gender parity through both their creativity and leadership including Lauren Bacall, Lynn Redgrave, Senator Barbara Boxer, Lily Tomlin, Pierce Brosnan, Jane Campion, Gurinder Chadha, Angelina Jolie, Laura Ziskin, Diane Ladd and Lauren Shuler Donner.
For more information contact Joy Tuttle, Women's Image Network, Phone: 310-229-536
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N & The WIN Awards: The WIN Awards celebrate outstanding individuals in music, film, television, advertising, sports, politics and business who promote gender parity through their creativity and leadership. WIN launched The WIN Awards as an enduring media advocacy event to shape positive public opinion about the value of women and girls. The nominated material is submitted to WIN's jury and is evaluated on both artistic excellence and on its ability to forward the mission of Women's Image Network which is best known for its ABC Primetime special 50 YEARS OF FUNNY FEMALES and The WIN Awards show.