Geena Davis receives honorary Oscar

Posted Monday 11 Nov 2019


We're thrilled to hear that Geena Davis' efforts to promote a more balanced representation of women onscreen have won her an honorary Oscar, at the 2019 Governors Awards. The Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award is given to an individual in the motion picture industry whose humanitarian efforts have brought credit to the industry. Since 2004 Geena has tackled the hard work of changing the way the media portrays women through the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media. Geena said, "Here's my theory of change: nearly every sector of society has a huge gender disparity problem. But there's one category of gross inequality where the under-representation of women can be fixed absolutely overnight: onscreen."