WIN Awards Includes Nominations for Joan Rivers, Julia Roberts

By Ambika Thakur | 2 years ago
WIN Awards Includes Nominations for Joan Rivers, Julia Roberts

The 16th Women's Image Network (WIN) Awards, which was founded in 1993 by Phyllis Stuart, continues to honor outstanding individuals in politics, business, music and media who promote gender parity through their creativity and leadership. The ceremony will take place on Sunday, Dec.14, 2014 in Southern California.  The Women's Image Network (WIN) is a charity that teams up with showbiz business to recognize deserving media and individuals who uphold gender equality. Read on to learn more about WIN Award nominations.

In addition to recognizing actresses, directors, writers, producers and films and television shows, WIN Awards credit those who share its mission to “Foster a World Where Everyone WINs”.


According to The Hollywood Reporter (THR), the annual awarding ceremony "recognize the creation of dimensional female media images and equality between the genders." Joan Rivers was given a posthumous nomination for 'Best Actress in a Comedy Series. It was for her performance in the “Fashion Police" episode entitled "September Issue."  Melissa Rivers co-nominated with Lisa Bacon for producing the same episode. Click here to learn more about the award show.

A complete list of nominees is given below:

Documentary Film

"Running From Crazy"

"Private Violence"

"E! Entertainment Special: Brooke Burket-Charvet"

"Beyond Candid with Giulana: Demi Lovato"

Comedy Series

Melissa & Joey — "Right Time, Right Place"

New Girl — "All In"

Getting On — "Born On The Fourth Of July"

Modern Family — "Under Pressure"

Actress Comedy Series

Joan Rivers, Fashion Police — "September Issue"

Julie Bowen, Modern Family — "Under Pressure"

Zooey Deschanel, New Girl — "The Last Wedding"

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep — "Crate"

Made-for-TV Movie / Miniseries

"A Day Late and a Dollar Short"

"The Trip to Bountiful"

"American Horror Story: Coven"


Actress Made-for-TV Movie / Miniseries

Julia Roberts, "The Normal Heart"

Whoopi Goldberg, "A Day Late and a Dollar Short"

Cicely Tyson, "The Trip to Bountiful"

Michelle Trachtenberg, "Killing Kennedy" 

Emma Roberts, "American Horror Story: Coven"

Allison Tolman, "Fargo"

Reality Series

Iyanla: Fix My Life — "Fix My Football Star Life"

Vice — "The Pink Gang Rebellion"

Cold Justice — "Gone"

Welcome To Sweetie Pie’s — "Fools Rush In"

Total Divas — "Wedding Mania"

Actress Reality Series

Heidi Klum, "Project Runway"

Giuliana Rancic, "Giuliana & Bill"

Yolanda Foster, "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills"

Chelsea Handler, "Chelsea Lately"

Drama Series

Scandal — "Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner"

Bates Motel — "The Immutable Truth"

Switched at Birth — "Uprising"

The Fosters — "I Do"

Witches of East End — "Pilot"

Sleepy Hollow — "Pilot"

Actress Drama Series

Diane Kruger, The Bridge — "Pilot"

Lena Headey, Game Of Thrones — "The Lion and the Rose"

Vera Farmiga, Bates Motel — "The Immutable Truth"

Kathryn Winnick, Vikings — "Unforgiven"

Katey Sagal, Sons Of Anarchy — "A Mother’s Work"

Film Produced by a Woman

Mary Lisio, Teri Weinberg — "Killing Kennedy"

Barbara Kopple — "Running From Crazy"

Ann Druyan — "Cosmos: A Space Time Odyssey"

Cynthia Hill — "Private Violence"

Drama Series Produced by a Woman

Shonda Rhimes, Betsy Beers Scandal — "Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner"

Becky Hartman Edwards, Anne Keeney, Joy Gregory, Switched At Birth — "Uprising"

Susanna Fogel, Joni Lefkowitz, Chasing Life — "Pilot"

Kerry Ehrin, Bates Motel — "The Immutable Truth"

Meredith Stiehm, The Bridge — "Pilot"

Joanna Johnson, Jennifer Lopez, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas, Christine Sacani, for The Fosters — "I Do"

Comedy Series Produced by a Woman

Paula Hart, Melissa Joan Hart, Jennifer Glickman, Melissa & Joey — "Right Time, Right Place"

Kathryn Takis, Pam Healey, Lisa Shannon, Eric & Jessie: Game On — "Episode 206"

Lisa Bacon, Melissa Rivers, Fashion Police — "September Issue"

Comedy Series Directed by a Woman

Allison Liddi Brown, Scandal — "Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner"

Becky Martin, Veep — "Fishing"

Nancy Hower, Quick Draw — "Wedding Bells"

Alisa Statman, Modern Family — "The Wedding Part 2"

Comedy Series Written by a Woman

Lena Dunham, Girls — "Two Plane Rides"

Elaine Ko, Modern Family — "Under Pressure" 

Heidi Clements, Baby Daddy — "The Bet"

Jennifer Glickman, Melissa & Joey — "Right Time, Right Place"

Megan Ganz, Modern Family — "The Wedding Part 2"

Liz Meriwether, Kay Cannon, New Girl — "Nerd"

Drama Series Directed by a Woman

Zetna Fuentes, Switched At Birth — "Have You Really the Courage"

Chandra Wilson, Grey’s Anatomy — "Do You Know"

Heather Mitchell, Scandal — "Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner"

Lesli Linka Glatter, The Newsroom — "Willie Pete"

Drama Series Written by a Woman

Lizzy Weiss, Switched At Birth — "Uprising"

Joanna Johnson, The Fosters — "Vigil"

Nkechi Okoro-Carroll, Bones — "The Ghost in the Killer"

Stacy McKee, Grey’s Anatomy — "Do You Know"

And that’s it for the 16th Women's Image Network (WIN) Awards update. For more details coming up about the award ceremony, stay tuned here on Movie News Guide (MNG).

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