2015 EDA Awards Categories

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With sincerest appreciation of all the great work that’s been done in film this year, and 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 EDA Awards.


Awards in these categories are presented to women and/or men without gender consideration.

Best Film

Best Director (Woman or Man)

Best Screenplay, Original (Woman or Man)

Best Screenplay, Adapted (Woman or Man)

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

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)


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.

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