Connie Britton and Virginia Madsen will present the awards at the National Women’s History Museum/Glamour Magazine brunch in the hills on Saturday, August 23
On Emmy weekend this year, breakfast comes with a toast.
Sophia Bush and Oscar-winning writer and showrunner Callie Khouri will be honored at the third annual “Women Making History” event, a brunch at the Skirball Center put on by the National Women’s History Museum and Glamour Magazine on Saturday, August 23.
Aimed at generating awareness for a future National Women’s History Museum on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., the group singles out activists and female philanthropists that contribute to women’s history.
On her resume, Bush has taken leadership roles with charities like “I Am That Girl” and “donated her 30th birthday” to “Pencils of Promise,” Scooter Braun‘s brother’s charity focusing on creating pre-school and primary education opportunities. Those who “donate their birthday” ask for financial donations to the charity in lieu of presents.
“Everybody at work jokes because I have my phone and I have 2 spare plug-in batteries and the guys are like ‘You are working on a TV show and you’re working on saving the world and you’re working on telling other people they can save the world, and when do you sleep?'” Bush said in an interview with FitPerez.
The “Chicago P.D.” and “Chicago Fire” star will get her award from her former “Hatfields and McCoys” co-star Virginia Madsen. “Nashville” lead Connie Britton will present to Khouri, the show’s creator who also hatched the iconic characters “Thelma and Louise,” earning her an Oscar.
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NASCAR Executive Vice President and Vice Chair Lesa France Kennedy is the third honoree, a leader in the male-heavy boys club that is motorsports. Past honorees include Fran Drescher and Rita Moreno.
“We are delighted to join with our L.A. Council to honor these three remarkable women,” Joan Wages, NWHM president and CEO told TheWrap in a statement. “The countless achievements and contributions women have made in shaping this nation have been left out of the historical narrative and it’s beyond time to correct the record.”
The Emmys moved from Sunday to Monday night for the first time since 1976, opening Saturday as a new timeslot to program events.
With the early indications that the major and most popular Emmy weekend parties and events are sticking to established timeline traditions (meaning holding on to “the night before,” or “the afternoon before” as it may be), the 24-hour shift in the party circuit template has opened up this timeslot.
The NWHM brunch moved in to seize this space. Meanwhile, Women In Film’s annual Pre-Emmy Party will follow hours later.
Seth Meyers hosts the Emmys at the Nokia on Monday night, August 25. “Nashville” returns to ABC a month later on September 24.