The Hollywood Reporter is holding its annual Women in Entertainment breakfast gala in a few weeks, which will honour a number of big names in the industry.
Ronan Farrow, author of Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators, will be presented with the Equity in Entertainment Award. The award “recognizes an individual who has worked against gender-based discrimination and toward greater inclusion of women and people of colour in the entertainment industry.”
Gretchen Carlson, who was instrumental in the exposure of late Fox News CEO Roger Ailes, will present the award to Farrow during the breakfast gala on Dec. 11.
Days after the gala, on Dec. 13, “Bombshell” will hit theatres. The movie follows Carlson’s battle with Ailes and Fox. It stars Nicole Kidman, Charlize Theron, and Margot Robbie.
Farrow broke the allegations of rape and sexual assault against Harvey Weinstein from a number of women.
“As journalists, we have a social responsibility to report the facts and unearth the truths,” said THR editorial director Matthew Belloni. “Ronan Farrow was, and is, instrumental to the current state of the entertainment industry. He, alongside the brave women that shared their stories, served as catalysts that will forever change all industries. We’re humbled to honour him with the Equity in Entertainment Award for his industry-shaking work uncovering abuse against women in entertainment.”
Other presenters during the morning include Kerry Washington and John Legend.
Charlize Theron will present Reese Witherspoon with the Sherry Lansing Leadership Award. Additional highlights include guest editor Olivia Wilde and keynote speaker Stacey Abrams.