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Women in Film celebrates 40th anniversary at awards gala honouring George Lucas, Laura Linney

Director George Lucas attends the Women in Film's 2013 Crystal + Lucy Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Invision/AP)
June 13, 2013 - 6:04 AM

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - Women in Film is turning 40, and the organization celebrated its milestone birthday at its annual Crystal + Lucy Awards.

George Lucas, Laura Linney, Sophia Coppola and others accepted awards Wednesday night at a ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel hosted by actress Jenna Elfman.

Lucas received the humanitarian award for his educational advocacy and overall support of women. The woman he chose to run Lucasfilm, Kathleen Kennedy, thanked the "Star Wars" creator for bringing a "fast-talking, blaster-toting spitfire by the name of Princess Leia" to the big screen.

Linney was given the Crystal Award for excellence in film, and Coppola received the director's award, presented by Nancy Meyers.

The women of "Mad Men," including January Jones, Jessica Pare and Elisabeth Moss, received the Lucy Award for excellence in television.

News from © The Associated Press, 2013
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