Laura Linney, 'Mad Men' actresses, George Lucas, and more honored by Women in Film

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Women in Film is once again honoring women and those who support women in an industry that tends to be more of a boys club. The Los Angeles-based organization announced the recipients of their 2013 Crystal + Lucy Awards this week, and among the honorees are Laura Linney, George Lucas, and Hailee Steinfeld.

The awards will be presented at WIF’s Annual Benefit Gala on Wednesday, June 12. The event will also celebrate the organization’s 40th anniversary.

“Our six honorees illustrate the wide spectrum of creative innovation coming from women, and it’s a privilege to be commemorating all of their successes,” WIF president Cathy Schulman said in a statement.

Mad Men actresses will receive the Lucy Award for Excellence in Television. Though Linney’s current buzzy project is Showtime’s The Big C, which just kicked off its four-episode final season this week, she will be honored with the Crystal Award for Excellence in Film, celebrating her work in films like You Can Count on Me, Love Actually, and The Savages.

Lucas is getting the 2013 Nora Zarky Humanitarian Award, which honors “individuals who have demonstrated enlightened support for the advancement of equal opportunity for all and devotion to the improvement of the human condition.” Steinfeld, who made her break in the 2010 True Grit, will receive the Women in Film Max Mara Face of the Future Award. The 16-year-old is set to appear in this year’s Ender’s Game and Julian Fellowes’ Romeo and Juliet adaptation.

Check out the full list of 2013 award winners below:

• Crystal Award for Excellence in Film: Laura Linney (The Big C, The Savages)

• Lucy Award for Excellence in Television: The Women of Mad Men — Christina Hendricks, January Jones, Elisabeth Moss, Jessica Pare, Kiernan Shipka

• The Women In Film Max Mara Face of the Future Award: Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit, Ender’s Game)

• Dorothy Arzner Directors Award: Sofia Coppola (Lost in Translation, The Bling Ring)

• Norma Zarky Humanitarian Award: George Lucas (Star Wars, Indiana Jones)

• Kodak Vision Award: Cinematographer Rachel Morrison (Fruitvale Station, Sound of My Voice)

Past winners of Women in Film’s awards include Meryl Streep, Salma Hayek, Halle Berry, Clueless director Amy Heckerling, The Kids Are All Right director Lisa Cholodenko, and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind cinematographer Ellen Kuras.

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