With sincerest appreciation of all the great work that’s been done in film this year, and with respectful acknowledgement of the attention that’s being given to forwarding the cause of gender parity in the film industry, the Alliance of Women Film Journalists is pleased to announce the awards categories for the 2015 year end EDA Awards. There are 21 categories, divided into three sections: Best of Awards, Female Focus Awards and Special Mention Awards.
AWFJ BEST OF AWARDS
Awards in these categories are presented to women and/or men without gender consideration.
Best Director (Woman or Man)
Best Screenplay, Original (Woman or Man)
Best Screenplay, Adapted (Woman or Man)
Best Animated Film
Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Best Ensemble Cast
Best Film Music Or Score
Best Non-English-Language Film
EDA FEMALE FOCUS AWARDS
These awards honor WOMEN only.
Best Woman Director
Best Woman Screenwriter
Best Female Action Star
Best Breakthrough Performance
Female Icon of the Year Award (a woman whose work in film and/or in life made a difference, presented only if warranted)
EDA SPECIAL MENTION AWARDS
Best Depiction Of Nudity, Sexuality, or Seduction
Actress Defying Age and Ageism
Most Egregious Age Difference Between The Leading Man/Woman and The Love Interest Award
Actress Most in Need Of A New Agent
Movie You Wanted To Love, But Just Couldn’t
Nominees for all categories will be announced on December 28, 2015.
EDA Award winners will be announced on January 7, 2015.
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. For further information about the AWFJ EDA Awards, click here.