Gal Gadot is continuing to receive praise for her role in “Wonder Woman” and her off-screen advocacy for women.
The Critic’s Choice Awards are three weeks out, but it has already been announced that the Israeli actress will receive the #SeeHer Award for her dedication to empowering women on and off the screen, E! News reports.
The #SeeHer Award, now in its second year, seeks to recognize women who “push boundaries” and “recognize the importance of accurately portraying women across the entertainment landscape,” a spokesperson explained Thursday.
“Gadot broke through this year 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 Association of National Advertisers and The CW named Gadot as the recipient of the 2018 #SeeHer honor and “Wonder Woman” director Patty Jenkins will present it to the actress on the night of the show.
“We’re honored to recognize Gal this year with the second annual #SeeHer Award,” ANA CEO Bob Liodice said in a statement. “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 Critic’s Choice Awards are scheduled for Jan. 11 in Santa Monica, California and will air live on The CW at 8 p.m.