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Nov 23, 2021

Selma Blair To Receive the Equity in Entertainment Award at THR’s 2021 Woman in Entertainment Gala

The Hollywood Reporter announced Selma Blair will receive the Equity in Entertainment Award at the media company’s 2021 Woman in Entertainment Gala. The award recognizes individuals who amplify the voices of underrepresented communities in the entertainment industry.

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We lvoe seeing celebrities giving back to the community. As Selma Blair is tapped to receive the Equity in Entertainment Award, Jennifer Garner and Tessa Thompson will present nearly $1 million in scholarships to high school students as part of THR’s Women in Entertainment Mentorship Program. The program is a joint venture between THR and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles. The gala is set to take place  Dec. 8, 2021.

Selma Blair’s long-standing career includes iconic roles in pop culture classics such as American Crime Story, Cruel Intentions, Legally Blonde and The Sweetest Thing, and she has worked with an array of acclaimed directors including Guillermo del Toro and Todd Solondz. In addition to her acting career, Blair was the subject of director Rachel Fleit’s critically acclaimed documentary Introducing, Selma Blair, which chronicles Blair’s courageous journey of personal acceptance and resilience after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, with the goal of assisting others who face similar challenges. Her perseverance and tremendous talent are just a few of the contributing factors to her earning this prestigious award.

Introducing, Selma Blair has received many accolades including screening in the DOC NYC Short List section and  Special Jury Recognition for Exceptional Intimacy in Storytelling from the SXSW Film Festival. It also won the New York Women in Film & Television Documentary Award at the Hamptons Film Festival and received three Critics Choice Documentary Award nominations, including best documentary feature. The documentary was released in theaters via Strand Releasing before launching in October on Discovery+ to rave reviews. 

Selma is a beloved actress and her personal experience with MS is moving and inspirational,” said Nekesa Mumbi Moody, editorial director of The Hollywood Reporter. “We commend her for increasing the visibility of people with disabilities in Hollywood.”