The Nashville Women in Film & Television WIFT ALICE Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner was held on Saturday, May 21 at the Carlocker Motorcars Bentley showroom in Brentwood, Tennessee.
Among those honored at the local event were Jeannie Seely, who was honored with the Legacy Award, and Kelly Lang, who received the Icon Award. Other recipients included Beverly Keel (Cornerstone Award), Gisela Moore (Leadership Award), Candace Saunders (Encore Award), Mandy Barnett (Woman of Excellence Award) and Lyn Plantinga (Luminous Woman Award).
“It truly was an honor to receive the Legacy Award from this prestigious group of accomplished ladies. Having served on the Board of SAG/AFTRA for some 30 years, I am very familiar with the challenges women have faced pursuing their chosen careers. I appreciate the legacy handed down by the generation before me, and I am proud of the progress we have made during our era,” expresses Seely. “Hopefully, I am earning this award by mentoring those who will be carrying the torch into the future. Thank you to WIFT for a wonderful evening, including the opportunity to meet so many inspiring women.”
“To be recognized by your peers for what you do is much appreciated and never taken for granted,” shares Lang. ”To be chosen for the Icon Award is very humbling since there are so many other talented women who could have been selected. I am deeply touched to be acknowledged in such a special way.”
The Alice Awards, named after Alice Guy-Blache, the world’s first female director, recognize women who have demonstrated perseverance in the pursuit of their dreams despite difficulties, hardships, and life’s circumstances.
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