Sofia Coppola, Laura Linney And George Lucas Hailed At Crystal + Lucy Awards

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June 13, 2013 | 2:16pm EST

Director Sofia Coppola and actress Laura Linney were the toast of the Women in Film Crystal + Lucy Awards on Wednesday as they were honored for their career achievements.
The Lost in Translation filmmaker was presented with the Dorothy Arzner Directors Award for capturing the female spirit in her work, while Mystic River star Linney received the Crystal Award for Excellence in Film.
The female cast of Mad Men – Christina Hendricks, January Jones, Elisabeth Moss, Jessica Pare and child star Kiernan Shipka – picked up the Lucy Award for Excellence in Television, and True Grit actress Hailee Steinfeld was recognized as the Face of the Future.
Star Wars legend George Lucas was the lone male honouree, receiving the Norma Zarky Humanitarian Award for his philanthropy efforts from the new head of his Lucasfilm company, Kathleen Kennedy, and actress Carrie Fisher, who portrayed Princess Leia in the sci-fi franchise, paid tribute to the movie mogul in a pre-recorded video, thanking him for creating a strong female character women and girls could look up to.
During his acceptance speech at the Los Angeles ceremony, Lucas acknowledged the importance of women in both his work and personal life, and admitted he had “turned” his “whole life over to” Kennedy by giving her the keys to his business.