Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton, and Sen. Kamala Harris made a rare and surprise appearances at Women in Film’s awards ceremony with special videos.
Dan Rather called the group’s work toward gender parity in entertainment an example of “basic American decency, tolerance and generosity.”
Comedian Jessica Williams hosted the unexpectedly patriotic Crystal + Lucy Awards Tuesday at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, where F-bombs flew freely and “Wonder Woman” earned applause anytime it was mentioned.
Clinton said she hadn’t seen “Wonder Woman” yet, but planned to: “Something tells me that a movie about a strong powerful woman fighting to save the world from a massive international disaster is right up my alley,” she said before introducing Crystal Award-winner Elizabeth Banks.
Lucy Award winner Tracee Ellis Ross was misty-eyed as she watched Obama describe her as brilliant and hilarious.
“Your character on ‘Black-ish,’ Bow, is an inspiration for folks all across this country,” the former first lady said.
“Oh my goodness gracious,” Ross said.