Magazine article Screen International

WFTV Honours Redgrave, Baines, Pike, Hogg

Magazine article Screen International

WFTV Honours Redgrave, Baines, Pike, Hogg

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Joanna Hogg dedicated her award to the late Chris Collins.

The 24th annual Women in Film and TV Awards, held at the Park Lane Hilton in London yesterday, honoured Vanessa Redgrave with its Lifetime Achievement Award, sponsored by EON Productions. She is pictured with David Hare, who presented her trophy. "Thank you beyond words," Redgrave said. "Good luck to everybody who is trying to do good work in film and TV wherever they may be."

Rosamund Pike was honoured with the MAC Best Performance Award for her role in Gone Girl. The heavily pregnant actress accepted with a charming video message that praised novelist Gillian Flynn and director David Fincher for taking a risk by casting her as Amy. She joked that she could give birth while the lunch was going on, and quipped that "it takes less time to make a human being than it does to make a film."

Exhibition director Joanna Hogg won the Deluxe Digital Cinema Director Award. She said: "I hope this inspired many more female directors to come out of the shadows." She dedicated her award to the late BFI Film Fund executive Chris Collins, who she said "made a big mark on British cinema."

Lucy Kirkwood (The Smoke) won the Creative Skillset Writing Award.

Dan Films' Julie Baines won the Argonon Contribution To The Medium Award. In her speech, Baines said the industry has "moved on quite a long way [since she got started], but we still have quite a long way to go in the equality stakes."

Mary Berry presented the NEP Visions PResenter Award to Great British Bake Off duo Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins. …

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