The Wonder Woman star will be receiving the #SeeHer award at this year’s ceremony and will be presented to her by her fellow Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins.
“We’re honored to recognize Gal this year with the second annual #SeeHer Award,” said ANA CEO Bob Liodice. “Not only was she able to challenge stereotypes in film and find success by starring in one of the biggest blockbusters this year, she also used that success to shine a light on her own industry, and push the boundaries on gender equality in real life.”
The #SeeHer award is a HUGE honor, especially in today’s political climate, as it recognizes a woman who embodies the values set forth by the #SeeHer movement — to push boundaries on changing stereotypes and recognize the importance of accurately portraying women across the entertainment landscape. Gadot did just that as a powerful voice advocating for women, not only on screen as the iconic Wonder Woman, but in life as well, using her platform to encourage those in the entertainment industry and beyond to strive for fairness and parity across genders.
The #SeeHer movement’s mission is to lead a movement to accurately portray all women and girls in media so that by 2020 they see themselves reflected as they truly are, as 2020 is the 100th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote.
Make sure to tune in to the 23rd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards when it airs LIVE from the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica on Thursday, January 11, 2018 @ 8PM ET/PT on The CW.