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Sharon Stone, Danielle Brooks and more to be honored at NYWIFT’s Muse Awards

New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT) is pleased to announce that the 43rd Annual NYWIFT Muse Awards will be broadcast in partnership with NYC Media – on their flagship station, NYC Life – Saturday, March 16 at 8 PM with an encore airing Monday, March 18 at 7 PM.

The 90-minute awards celebration during Women’s History Month honors women of vision and achievement in the media and entertainment industry who have used their platform to break barriers, elevate others, and inspire the next generation of leaders.

Featured honorees include:

  • IFC Films President Arianna Bocco
  • Award-winning actress and singer Danielle Brooks, who will receive the “Made in NY” Award presented by the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment
  • Filmmaker Deborah Chow, who will receive the Nancy Malone Directing Award
  • Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Maria Hinojosa, who will receive the inaugural Enid Roth Award for Excellence in Journalism
  • Emmy and President’s Volunteer Service Award-winning television host, chef, and author Sandra Lee
  • BAFTA & SAG Award-winning actress and producer Freida Pinto
  • Tony Award-nominated actress Lauren Ridloff, who will receive the Loreen Arbus Changemaker Award
  • Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning actress, artist, and activist Sharon Stone
  • AMPAS President Janet Yang

The Muse Awards is New York Women in Film & Television’s signature celebratory event, one of more than 70+ programs produced annually. Other NYWIFT initiatives include the annual Creative Workforce Summit, Finance Institute, NYWIFT Talks Series, professional development programs, networking gatherings, festival awards, scholarships, Women’s Film Preservation Fund, and more.

Danielle Brooks

“New York Women in Film & Television is thrilled to share our Muse Awards with the wider NYC community. From Sharon Stone talking about equal pay to Maria Hinojosa sharing the importance of immigrant stories, to Freida Pinto discussing imposter syndrome and Sandra Lee demonstrating how sharing her cancer journey provoked public policy, you’re bound to leave this broadcast feeling inspired for Women’s History Month. Thank you to our partners at NYC Media for their support in bringing the show to all New Yorkers at home,” said NYWIFT CEO Cynthia Lopez.

“To celebrate Women’s History Month, we are so pleased to present the 43rd Annual NYWIFT Muse Awards on NYC Life, the flagship channel of the city’s official broadcast network, NYC Media,” said Karen Johnson, General Manager of NYC Media at the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment. “This broadcast, which honored award-winning actress and singer Danielle Brooks with the ‘Made in NY’ Award, is the perfect example of how the city of New York recognizes and celebrates the accomplishments of women in the creative sector.”

NYC Media’s flagship channel, NYC Life, explores arts and culture, entertainment and lifestyle, and history and education, and features the people and places that make NYC unique. Viewers can watch NYC Life on Channel 25, over the air and by all cable and satellite providers in the tristate area, and additional platforms, such as iTunes, the NYC Media iOS app, and Taxi TV. For a full listing of all carriers, please visit NYC Media here.

The 44th Annual NYWIFT Muse Awards will take place live at Cipriani 42nd Street in Manhattan on Wednesday, March 27, 2024. For details, go to Get your tickets here.

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