WEEK IN WOMEN: Binoche to Receive Achievement in World Cinema Honor – Brandy McDonnell reports

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Presented to an European filmmaker who has made a global impact on the cinema industry, the award will be presented to the Academy Award winner at the 32nd European Film Awards in Berlin on November 7.

Binoche is a three-time European Film Award winner, who received best European actress honors in 1992 for Léos Carax’s The Lovers on the Bridge and in 1997 for Anthony Minghella’s The English Patient, the same role that won her an Oscar for best supporting actress. Continue reading on THE WEEK IN WOMEN.

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Brandy McDonnell

Brandy McDonnell writes features and reviews movies, music, events and the arts for The Oklahoman, Oklahoma's statewide newspaper, and NewsOK.com, the state's largest news Web site. Raised on a farm near Lindsay, Okla., she started her journalism career in seventh grade, when she was elected reporter for her school's 4-H Club. Taking her duties seriously, she began submitting stories to The Lindsay News, and worked for the local weekly through high school. She attended Oklahoma State University, where she worked for The Daily O'Collegian and earned her journalism degree with honors. She worked for three years at small Oklahoma dailies The Edmond Sun and Shawnee News-Star. In 2002, she joined The Oklahoman as a features reporter, writing about movies, the arts, events, families and nonprofits. She moved to The Oklahoman's entertainment desk in 2007. In 2004, she won a prestigious Journalism Fellowship in Child & Family Policy from the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism. Along with her membership in AWFJ, she also is a founding member of the Oklahoma Film Critics Circle. Brandy writes The Week In Women blog for AWFJ.org.