2012 EDA Awards Categories

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With sincerest appreciation of all the great work that’s been done in film this year, the Alliance of Women Film Journalists is pleased to announce the awards categories for the 2012-13 EDA Awards.


These awards are presented to females and/or males, so please nominate accordingly.

Best Film

Best Director (Female or Male)

Best Screenplay, Original

Best Screenplay, Adapted

Best Documentary

Best Animated Film

Best Actress

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Best Actor

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Best Ensemble Cast

Best Editing

Best Cinematography

Best Film Music Or Score

Best Non-English-Language Film


These awards honor WOMEN only.

Best Woman Director

Best Woman Screenwriter

Kick Ass Award For Best Female Action Star

Best Animated Female

Best Breakthrough Performance

Actress Defying Age and Ageism

AWFJ Award For Humanitarian Activism

Female Icon Award

(Presented to an actress for the portrayal of the most positive female role model, or for a role in which she takes personal and/or career risks to plumb the female psyche and therefore gives us courage to plumb our own, and/or for putting forth the image of a woman who is heroic, accomplished, persistent, demands her rights and/or the rights of others.)

This Year’s Outstanding Achievement By A Woman In The Film Industry

(Presented only when warranted to a female who has had a banner-making, record-breaking, industry-changing achievement during any given year — such as Kathryn Bigelow’s Best Director Oscar win, or for an actress having multiple outstanding films released during one year.)


AWFJ Hall Of Shame Award

Actress Most in Need Of A New Agent

Movie You Wanted To Love But Just Couldn’t

Unforgettable Moment Award

Best Depiction Of Nudity, Sexuality, or Seduction

Sequel or Remake That Shouldn’t Have Been Made Award

Most Egregious Age Difference Between The Leading Man and The Love Interest Award

We look forward to recognizing this year’s outstanding cinema achievements (best and worst!) by women (and men!) in front of and behind the cameras, and to making this an all around superb awards season.

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