Power 100 Women in Entertainment

The Hollywood Reporter's Annual Women In Entertainment Breakfast In Los Angeles

Over pastries and awards, honorees Tina Fey and Ryan Murphy talk about women in Hollywood

 

 

 

The 25th annual Women in Entertainment Breakfast brought together an invitation-only list of female power players to enjoy avocado on toast, frittata and pastries — and an awards ceremony like no other.

Said Jon Hamm, surveying the room from the podium at Milk Studios in Hollywood, “This is the most inspired I’ve been at 10 in the morning in some time.”

The Emmy-winning star of “Mad Men” came to the Dec. 7 event, hosted by the Hollywood Reporter, to present the Sherry Lansing Leadership Award to Tina Fey, while two Academy Award winners, Susan Sarandon and Jessica Lange, turned up to introduce Ryan Murphy, honored for his commitment to make 50% of the directors on his TV shows women, people of color and members of the LBGT community.

Click here to read my entire story in the Los Angeles Times about this phenomenal event, filled with politics, observations on power in Hollywood, celebrity sightings and lots of good humor.

The Hollywood Reporter's Annual Women In Entertainment Breakfast In Los Angeles

Also present were Megyn Kelly, Sherry Lansing, Emma Stone, Simone Biles, Lea Michele, Jane Lynch, Rita Wilson, Kathy Griffin, Geena Davis, Aja Naomi King, Constance Zimmer, Eva Longoria, Omarosa Manigault, Felicity Huffman, Kate Walsh, Niecy Nash, Maria Menounos, Michelle Monaghan and Vera Farmiga; power players Donna Langley, Ava DuVernay, Jennifer Salke, Bonnie Arnold, Bonnie Hammer, Nina Jacobson; winners of full scholarships to Loyola Marymount University, as part of the Women in Entertainment Mentorship Program; and more.

 

Top photo: Honoree Tina Fey wondered if Jon Hamm was “Trump-ing her”when he sidled up behind her as she began to speak at The Hollywood Reporter’s Power 100 Women in Entertainment Breakfast (Photo by Kevin Winter/ Getty Images for The Hollywood Reporter )

Second photo: From left, honoree Ryan Murphy with Lea Michele and FOX Television Group co-chair and CEO Gary Newman at The Hollywood Reporter’s Power 100 Women in Entertainment Breakfast (Photo by Todd Williamson/ Getty Images for The Hollywood Reporter)

Third photo: From left, director Brett Ratner; Megyn Kelly, who delivered the opening remarks; Emma Stone, who named scholarship winners; and Jeffrey Katzenberg, CEO of DreamWorks Animation at the Hollywood Reporter’s Power 100 Women in Entertainment Breakfast (Photo by Todd Williamson/ Getty Images for The Hollywood Reporter)

 

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Power 100 Women in Entertainment

Published Dec. 18, 2016 – Ellen Olivier, Society News LA