Halle Berry has been named this year’s recipient of the Critics Choice Association’s SeeHer Award, “which honors a woman who advocates for gender equality, portrays characters with authenticity, defies stereotypes, and pushes boundaries,” according to Deadline.
Previous recipients of the SeeHer Award include Zendaya, Gal Gadot and Viola Davis.
Berry made her directorial debut earlier this year with “Bruised,” a comeback story about a scandalous MMA fighter she also starred in. The film hit # 1 in a total of 21 countries when it was launched on Netflix. On the heels of her success, Berry signed an agreement for more pictures that will see her star in and produce films for the streamer.
In 2002, Berry wrote history as the first black woman to receive an Oscar for Best Actress, and received the honor of “Monster’s Ball.” Nearly two decades have passed and she remains that only Black woman takes home the award for best female lead. “It’s become heartbreaking that no one else has been standing there,” Berry revealed earlier this year.
“John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum”, the “X-Men” franchise and “Introducing Dorothy Dandridge” are among her other credits. She won an Emmy for the latter. Berry’s upcoming board includes “The Mothership,” a Netflix sci-fi about a woman who discovers an alien object beneath her house.
Berry will receive the SeeHer Award at the Critics Choice Awards, scheduled to take place on January 9th.