In addition to applauding dozens of competing feature film and television work, WIN pays homage to deserving individuals. The show 2014 opened with a posthumous Joan Rivers tribute and featured guest comics Brittany Furlan and T.J. Miller who discussed and demonstrated how Joan influenced their comedy.
About Joan Rivers
WIN posthumously pays tribute to Joan Rivers, (who is also a WIN Awards 2014 nominee in the Actress in a Reality Series Category for Fashion Police). While many remember Joan Rivers for her recent work on Fashion Police, the late comic's Hollywood career spans decades. Rivers became a trailblazer for all women in both comedy and entertainment.
Rivers was the first female comedian to perform at Carnegie Hall. In 1965, Joan became a household name after landing in the spotlight during a guest appearance on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. Rivers continued to make appearances on The Tonight Show as well as The Ed Sullivan Show before landing her own syndicated daytime talk show, That Show with Joan Rivers, in 1966 (Johnny Carson was her first guest). In 1989 Rivers launched her daytime talk show The Joan Rivers Show which ran for five winning her a Daytime Emmy award in 1990 for Outstanding Talk Show Host.
Rivers and her daughter premiered their new show Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best? on WE tv in 2011, which chronicled the unstoppable mother-daughter duo as they worked on their careers and family. Rivers made her triumphant return to E! Entertainment, hosting its hit reality series, Fashion Police, from 2010 until her passing September 4, 2014.
About Baroness Kimberly Moore
Moore is a philanthropist, Goodwill Ambassador to U.S. for Guinea Bissau Africa, founder of Echelon, a charity to bring meaning back into fundraising.
Through her Kimberly Moore Foundation, Moore created the Keeping Harmony Alive to put music education back into underserved schools and an Adopt-A-Letter campaign which collects and answers letters written to Santa.
This educational program also gives children mentoring and sponsorship programs for donors who would wish to take the gift of holiday giving one step further.
To date, while "working for Santa", Moore has granted 30,000 wishes to low-income Los Angeles children.
WIN also celebrates its guest presenters, filmmakers Lauren Paul and Molly Thompson, with its first Community Service tribute for having created Finding Kind, a documentary film about middle school female bullying. Their film launched a movement and school program based upon the powerful belief in KINDness, that brings awareness and healing to the negative and lasting effects of girl-against-girl crime.
About Lauren Paul, Molly Thompson / Kind Campaign
Kind Campaign Co-Founder, Lauren Paul said, “Over the years, the vicious ways in which females treat each other have become societal norms, with various media outlets that mock and even glamorize this issue. What we often choose to ignore is the fact that these experiences very often lead to depression, anxiety, loss of self worth, eating disorders, drug abuse, alcoholism, attempted suicide and actual suicide in millions of girl’s lives. We are suggesting something very simple: to "STOP the competition, STOP the cattiness, STOP the hate, and to BE KIND".
From 2009-2012, Lauren Paul and Molly Thompson spoke in over 450 schools across North America and completed four international anti-bullying school tours. Their documentary, Finding Kind, was released in theaters in New York and Los Angeles, was accepted and awarded in over 20 film festivals, and has screened in thousands of schools and venues across America and Canada. Although the last three and a half years of touring the country have been an amazing, life-changing experience for Lauren and Molly, living life on the road can be challenging.
In 2014, they released a KIND KIT, an anti-bullying curriculum made available to every school and community who desires to implement KIND. The KIND KIT will include the Finding Kind documentary, a Kind Campaign assembly DVD, a copy of the Kind Club curriculum, and all the necessary materials to keep KIND in mind. By packaging the KIND KIT, schools will have the opportunity to keep Kind Campaign programs and the film, Finding Kind indefinitely. Most importantly, this life-saving program will now have the opportunity to spread into thousands of schools.
Nominee Credits 2014
RUNNING FROM CRAZY (OWN) Directed by: Barbara Kopple; Producers: David Cassidy, Barbara Kopple; Executive Producers: Mariel Hemingway, Erica Forstadt, Lisa Erspamer; Associate Producers: Madeleine Akers, Kelly Brennan; Starring: Mariel Hemingway
PRIVATE VIOLENCE (HBO Documentary Films) A Markay Media Production, in association with Waitt Institute For Violence Prevention, Artemis Rising Foundation, The Kind World Foundation, Chicken & Egg Pictures, Candescent Films, Southern Documentary Fund; Directed by: Cynthia Hill; Produced by: Cynthia Hill; Executive Producers: Cindy Waitt, Gloria Steinem, Regina K. Scully, Julia Parker Benello, Wendy Ettinger, Judith Helfand, Lilly Hartley, Sheila Nevins (Executive Producer for HBO), Nancy Abraham (Senior Producer for HBO; Cinematographer: Rex Miller
E! ENTERTAINMENT SPECIAL: BROOKE BURKET-CHARVET (E! Entertainment) Producer: Matthew Basora; Supervising Producer: Carey Zeiser; Associate Producer: Phil LaCroix; Segment Producer: Jason Stevenson; Starring: Brooke Burke-Charvet, David Charvet, Giuliana Rancic
BEYOND CANDID WITH GIULANA: DEMI LOVATO (E! Entertainment) Producer: Matthew Basora; Segment Producer: Jessica Fultz; Associate Producer: Jacqueline Naz Perez; Starring: Demi Lovato, Giuliana Rancic
MELISSA & JOEY “Right Time, Right Place” ABC FAMILY Directed by Jeff Melman; Written by David Kendall, Bob Young, (Creators), Jennifer Glickman; Executive Producers: Melissa Joan Hart, Paula Hart, David Kendall, Seth Kurland, Joseph Lawrence, John Ziffren; Co-Executive Producer: Jennifer Glickman; Producer: Jennifer Rudolph
NEW GIRL “All In” FOX Directed by: Max Winkler; Written by: Elizabeth Meriwether, (Creator), Camilla Blackett; Executive Producers: Elizabeth Meriwether, Kay Cannon, Brett Baer, Alex Cuthbertson, Dave Finkel, Jake Kasdan, Katherine Pope; Co-Executive Producers: Rob Rosell, Erin O'Malley, Peter Chernin, David Feeney; Producers: Zooey Deschanel, Matt Fusfeld
GETTING ON“Born On The Fourth Of July” (HBO) HBO Entertainment in association with Anima Sola Productions and BBC Worldwide Productions; Directed by: Miguel Arteta; Teleplay by: Mark V. Olsen & Will Scheffer; Executive Producers: Mark V. Olsen & Will Scheffer, Jane Tranter, Julie Gardner, Miguel Arteta, Geoff Atkinson, Jo Brand, Joanna Scanlan, Vicki Pepperdine; Co-Executive Producers: Lisa Bellomo, Courtney B. Conte; Produced by: Chrisann Verges
MODERN FAMILY “Under Pressure” FOX Directed by: James R. Bagdonas; Christopher Lloyd & Steven Levitan (Creators); Written by: Elaine Ko; Executive Producers: Steve Levitan, Chris Lloyd, Jeff Morton, Dan O’Shannon, Paul Corrigan, Brad Walsh, Bill Wrubel, Danny Zuker, Jeffrey Richman, Abraham Higginbotham, Ben Karlin; Producers: Elaine Ko, Chris Smirnoff
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”
MFT Movie / Mini-Series
A DAY LATE AND A DOLLAR SHORT (Lifetime) Directed by: Stephen Tolkin; Writer: Shernold Edwards; Executive Producers: Whoopi Goldberg, Bill Haber, Jeffrey M. Hayes; Co-Executive Producer: Tom Leonardis
THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL (Lifetime) Directed by: Michael Wilson; Writer: Horton Foote Writer (Based On His Play); Executive Producers: Hallie Foote, Jeffrey M. Hayes, Cicely Tyson
AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN (FX Networks) Directed by: Jeremy Podeswa; Writers: Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk (Creators), Jessica Sharzer; Executive Producers: Ryan Murphy, Jennifer Salt, Bradley Buecker, Dante Di Loreto, Brad Falchuk, James Wong, Tim Minear; Co-Executive Producers: Jessica Sharzer, Douglas Petrie, Alfonso Gomez-Rejon; Producers: Alexis Martin Woodall; Producer: Joe Incaprera; Consulting Producer: Michael Cedar
FARGO (FX Networks) Directed by: Adam Bernstein; Written by: Noah Hawley (Created For Television By); Executive Producers: John Cameron, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, Noah Hawley, Warren Littlefield; Producers: Kim Todd, Michael Frislev, Chad Oakes; Consulting Producers: Steve Blackman, Robert De Laurentiis, Ben Nedivi, Matt Wolpert
Actress MFT Movie / Mini-Series
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 TolmanFARGO
IYANLA: FIX MY LIFE “Fix My Football Star Life” (OWN) Executive Producers: Jon Sinclair, Jill Van Lokeren, Iyanla Vanzant
Co-Executive Producer: Kelly Rothschild Jansen; Producer: Noris Rose Bentivegna; Associate Producer: Neha Datt; Supervising Producer: Lori Read; Starring: NFL Superstar: Terrell Owens
VICE “The Pink Gang Rebellion” (HBO) HBO Entertainment in association with Vice and Bill Maher Productions; Executive Producers: Bill Maher, Shane Smith, Eddy Moretti, BJ Levin; Series Producer: Jonah Kaplan; Producer: Mandana Mofidi
COLD JUSTICE “Gone” (TNT)COLD JUSTICE“Gone” (TNT) Executive Producers; Dick Wolf, Dan Cutforth, Jane Lipsitz, Tom Thayer, Gayle Gawlowski,, Kathryn Vaughan, Adam Kassen; Co-Executive Producers: Kelly Siegler, Casey Kriley; Supervising Producer: Scott Patch ; Producer: Richard Velazquez
WELCOME TO SWEETIE PIE’S “Fools Rush In” (OWN) Directed by: Richard Bakewell; Executive Producers: Craig Piligian, Melodie Calvert, Jeff Keane, Tim Breitbach, and Steve Luebbert; Producer: Anthony Sylvester; Supervising Producer: Ryan Crow; Field Producer: Akil Anderson
TOTAL DIVAS “Wedding Mania” (E! Entertainment) Directed by: Jeff Jenkins; Executive Producers: Gil Goldschein, Russell Jay, Jeff Jenkins; Co-Executive Producer/Supervising Producer: Allison Schermerhorn
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” (ABC) Directed by: Allison Liddi-Brown; Writers: Shonda Rhimes (Creator), Written by Heather Mitchell; Executive Producers: Shonda Rhimes, Betsy Beers, Mark Wilding; Co-Executive Producers: Judy Smith, Tom Verica, Mark Fish; Producer: Merri D. Howard
BATES MOTEL “The Immutable Truth” (A&E) Directed by: Tucker Gates; Writers: Carlton Cuse, Kerry Ehrin, Anthony Cipriano (Creators), Robert Bloch (Writer, Based On Characters From The Novel 'Psycho' By); Executive Producers: Carlton Cuse, Kerry Ehrin, Anthony Cipriano, Tucker Gates, John Powers Middleton; Producer: Justis Greene, Consulting Producers: Alexandra Cunningham, Liz Tigelaar
SWITCHED AT BIRTH “Uprising” (ABC Family) Directed by: Steve Miner; Written by: Lizzy Weiss; Executive Producers: Lizzy Weiss, John Ziffren, Paul Stupin; Co-Executive Producers: James Patrick Stoteraux; Anne Keeney, Joy Gregory Becky Hartman Edwards; Chad Fiveash; Producer: Dave Hartle
THE FOSTERS “I Do” (ABC Family) Writers: Brad Bredeweg, Peter Paige (Creators), Melissa Jo Cerar; Executive Producers: Brad Bredeweg, Peter Paige, Simon Fields, Joanna Johnson, Greg Gugliotta, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas, Jennifer Lopez, Benny Medina, John Ziffren; Co-Executive Producer: David Ehrman; Producers: David Hartle, Mark Benton Johnson, Christine A. Sacani
WITCHES OF EAST END “Pilot (Lifetime) Directed by: Mark Waters; Written by: Maggie Friedman, (Creator), (Teleplay), Melissa de la Cruz Writer (Book); Executive Producers: Maggie Friedman, Erwin Stoff, Jessica Tuchinsky, Mark Waters; Producer: Kelly A. Manners
SLEEPY HOLLOW “Pilot” (20th Century Fox Television) Directed by: Len Wiseman; Written by: Alex Kurtzman (Teleplay) (Story), Roberto Orci (Teleplay) (Story), Phillip Iscove (Teleplay) (Story), Len Wiseman (Story); Executive Producers: Heather Kadin, Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Len Wiseman; Producer: Clayton Townsend
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” Katheryn 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, Lizzy Weiss, Joy Gregory SWITCHED AT BIRTH “Uprising” Susanna Fogel, Joni Lefkowitz CHASING LIFEPilot Kerry Ehrin BATES MOTEL “The Immutable Truth” Meredith Stiehm THE BRIDGE“Pilot” Joanna Johnson, Jennifer Lopez, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas, Christine Sacani 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”
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”
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”
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