Sunday, February 26, 2017

Hollywood Awards Season 2016 - The 18th Annual WIN Awards Ceremony: Anne Archer, Carrie Fisher and Karen Sharpe-Kramer Honored

Kat Kramer stands with Honoree Karen Sharpe-Kramer,
Honoree Anne Archer and Marisol Nichols
On a rainy night in LA- yes the worst storm in a decade- the 18th Annual WIN Awards (Women's Image Network) took place at the prestigious Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. Though some attendees trickled in a little late and a little wet, all but a few made it to this awards ceremony which recognizes the artistic and humanitarian contributions of females in entertainment.

The Red Carpet was abuzz with the nominees, astounding women who deserved to be nominated for their achievements over the past year or in their lifetimes. Gracing the Red Carpet were many of the nominees, not just actresses but writers, producers and directors as well. For a full list of the nominees visit:

Jean Smart on the Red Carpet at the WIN Awards                     Photo Suzanne Ordas Curry

The cocktail party in the main room started at 6pm and ended as the ceremony started. Guests dined on heavy appetizers including many Asian foods. The spicy sausage was especially good.

Suzanne Sena was the master of ceremonies for the night, and nominees and other familiar faces acted as presenters. John Brotherton (Fuller House,  One Life to Live) was the only male presenter.

John Brotheton was a presenter at the WIN Awards

Highlights of the night included the speeches by both Anne Archer and Kat and Lauren Sharpe Kramer, which all had the underlying tone to inspire women.

The Bella Twins  (WWE, Total Divas) on the Red Carpet at the WIN Awards

The most touching speech was given by Tracey Reiner, daughter of Penny Marshall and Rob Reiner as she spoke about the nights Courage Award Honoree, Carrie Fisher. She told some stories about Carrie and about her relationship with her. You could see the sadness and nostalgia in her demeanor as she spoke about this Hollywood icon, her sense of humor, her love of life, her love of family and her accomplishments.

Here's a complete list of the winners:

More Exclusive Photos from the WIN Awards:

Alysia Reiner (Equity, OITNB, Better Things) and her mom

Rhea Seehorm  (Better Call Saul)             photo Suzanne Ordas Curry

Sarah Megan Thomas (Equity)

Sarah Hay (Flesh and Bones, Black Swan)

Jean Smart (Fargo, Designing Women)

Gabrielle Dennis (Rosewood)

Jillian Rose Reed (Awkward)

Coming Soon to SuzeeBehindtheScenes; More photos from the 18th Auunal Win Awards.
Anne Archer (Fatal Attraction) with Riverdae's Marisol Nichols

For more on the WIN AWARDS: