The 41st annual NYWIFT Muse Awards were held virtually on December 17, 2020, featuring a diverse roster of honorees, including trailblazing directors, revolutionary news reporters and prominent actors. This distinguished award is given to outstanding women each year because of the inspiration they have provided in their various fields. The Muse Awards have been held by New York Women in Film & Television for 40 years to honor women of vision and achievement. It is NYWIFT's signature fundraising event, and is attended by a passionate audience of 1,200 top executives from every major studio, broadcast and cable network, and film production facility.
The 2020 Muse Awards celebrated "Arts & Advocacy," as a way of honoring creatives for their role in advancing positive social change. The honorees included actress and rapper Awkwafina, actress Rachel Brosnahan, actress and producer Rashida Jones, Tony winner Ali Stroker, and others.
“Our honorees for the 41st Annual NYWIFT Muse Awards showcase numerous and astounding talents in various roles across many mediums of the entertainment industry,” said New York Women in Film & Television Executive Director Cynthia Lopez. “We are delighted to celebrate and recognize their revolutionary and influential accomplishments, and pay tribute to those who use their platform to advocate for a more inclusive, safe, and equitable world.”
Society Awards designed and manufactured the 2020 Muse Award statuettes in partnership with Acclaimed Designer David Yurman. The custom awards feature David Yurman's iconic cable twists in 24k gold.