Kerry Washington, Cate Blanchett To Receive Women in Film Awards

Kerry Washington, Cate Blanchett To Receive Women in Film Awards

Crystal + Lucy honors also go to Eva Longoria, Rose Byrne and Jennifer Lee

Cate Blanchett, Kerry Washington, Rose Byrne, Jennifer Lee and Eva Longoria will receive the 2014 Crystal + Lucy Awards by Women in Film, Los Angeles, WIF president Cathy Schulman announced on Monday.

The awards will be handed out at a fundraising dinner on Wednesday, June 11 at the Hyatt Reegency Century Plaza in Century City.

Blanchett, who recently received her second Academy Award for her lead performance in “Blue Jasmine,” will receive the 2014 Crystal Award for Excellence in Film. “Scandal” star Washington will receive the Lucy Award for Excellence in Television.

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Byrne, who co-stars in the upcoming “Annie” and has also appeared in “Damages,” will be the recipient of the Women in Film Max Mara “Face of the Future” Award.

Lee, who won an Oscar for co-directing “Frozen” and also co-wrote “Wreck-It Ralph,” will receive the Dorothy Arzner Directors Award. And “Desperate Housewives” star Longoria, who is an activist and founder of the Eva Longoria Foundation, will receive the Norma Zarky Humanitarian Award.

Women in Film, Los Angeles has been handing out the awards since 1977. “The women we are honoring this year represent he best, the brightest and the bravest among us,” said Schulman in a press release announcing the winners.