Women Film Critics Circle

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Women Film Critics Circle Awards
Awarded forExcellence in cinematic achievement
CountryUnited States
First awarded2004
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The Women Film Critics Circle (WFCC) is a film critics and scholars association in the United States. Found in 2004, WFCC was the first all-women group of this type in that country.

WFCC has 75 members from the United States and foreign countries who are involved in print, radio, television and online media.


The Circle has made annual awards, the Women Film Critics Circle Awards, since 2004. The categories are as follows (2019):

  • Best Movie About Women
  • Best Movie By A Woman
  • Best Woman Storytelling [a storytelling award]
  • Best Actress
  • Best Actor
  • Best Foreign Film By or About Women
  • Best Documentary By or About Women
  • Best Equality of the Sexes
  • Best Animated Female
  • Best Screen Couple
  • Adrienne Shelly Award [For a film that most passionately opposes violence against women]
  • Josephine Baker Award [For best expressing the woman of color experience in America]
  • Karen Morley Award [For best exemplifying a woman’s place in history or society, and a courageous search for identity]
  • Acting and Activism Award
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • The Pauline Kael Special Jury Awards
    • Best Invisible Woman [supporting performance by a woman whose exceptional impact on the film dramatically, socially or historically, has been ignored]
    • Best Female Action Heroes [May be collective, or social action rather than physical action]
    • Worst Screen Mom of the Year Award
  • The WFCC Hall of Shame

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