Wonder Woman’s Gal Gadot Is Getting An Award For Challenging Sexist Stereotypes Onscreen And Off

by Anna Wesche


Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot continues to wow us all. It was announced on Thursday that she had been chosen as the recipient of the #SeeHer Award, to be presented at the 2018 Critics’ Choice Awards.

The award will be presented to her by Wonder Woman director, Patty Jenkins, reports The Hollywood Reporter.

The Association of National Advertisers (ANA) and the Alliance for Family Entertainment (AFE) launched the #SeeHer campaign in June 2016 to fight bias against women in media. Gadot joins Viola Davis, who was the first recipient of the #SeeHer Award in December 2016.

“We’re honored to recognize Gal this year with the second annual #SeeHer Award,” said ANA CEO Bob Liodice. “Not only was she able to challenge stereotypes in film and find success by starring in one of the biggest blockbusters this year, she also used that success to shine a light on her own industry, and push the boundaries on gender equality in real life.”

In a statement released on Thursday, the Broadcast Film Critics Association explained the award “recognizes a woman who embodies the values set forth by the #SeeHer movement — to push boundaries on changing stereotypes and recognize the importance of accurately portraying women across the entertainment landscape. Gadot broke through this year as a powerful voice advocating for women, not only on screen as the iconic Wonder Woman, but in life as well, using her platform to encourage those in the entertainment industry and beyond to strive for fairness and parity across genders.”

The actress thanked the ANA and the AFE in an Instagram post.

Screen Shot 2017-12-22 at 11.43.59.pngvia Instagram, @gal_gadot

Wonder Woman is up for three awards at the Critics’ Choice Awards, including Best Action Movie, Best Costume Design, and Best Visual Effects.  

Photo by NBC’s Saturday Night Live. 

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