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Selma Blair to Receive Equity in Entertainment Award at THR’s Women in Entertainment Gala

Actress Selma Blair will be receiving the Equity in Entertainment Award at The Hollywood Reporter's Women in Entertainment Gala on December 8.
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Actress Selma Blair will be receiving the Equity in Entertainment Award at The Hollywood Reporter’s Women in Entertainment Gala on December 8.

On Monday, November 22, The Hollywood Reporter announced that they will be honoring Selma Blair with the Equity and Entertainment Award at their Women in Entertainment Gala event scheduled to take place on December 8. The Equity in Entertainment Award “recognizes individuals who amplify the voices of underrepresented communities in the entertainment industry.” Blair will be joining previous recipients such as Ronan Farrow, Ryan Murphy, Nina Jacobson, and Amy Pascal.

Blair, one of the most iconic actresses, has starred in cult classics such as Cruel Intentions and Legally Blonde. In 2016, she starred in American Crime Story: The People vs. O.J. Simpson. In 2018, Blair took to Instagram to reveal that she has multiple sclerosis (MS). She writes in a heartfelt post, “I have #multiplesclerosis. I am in an exacerbation. By the grace of the lord, and will power and the understanding producers at Netflix, I have a job. A wonderful job. I am disabled. I fall sometimes. I drop things. My memory is foggy. And my left side is asking for directions from a broken GPS. But we are doing it. And I laugh and I don’t know exactly what I will do precisely but I will do my best.”

Ever since Blair’s diagnosis in August 2018, she has been a warrior, chronicling her journey with MS. She has shown everyone the good, the bad, and the ugly, and has still persevered. Nekesa Mumbi Moody, editorial director of The Hollywood Reporter, adds, “Selma is a beloved actress, and her personal experience with MS is moving and inspirational. We commend her for increasing the visibility of people with disabilities in Hollywood.”

In August, the actress shared her documentary, Introducing, Selma Blair. The documentary was met with critical acclaim, praising Blair for her openness and courageous fight against multiple sclerosis. Her story is undoubtedly powerful. The Hollywood Reporter reveals that Introducing, Selma Blair received well-deserved recognition. THR states, “Introducing, Selma Blair screened in the DOC NYC Short List section and earned 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 the best documentary feature.”

Congratulations to Selma Blair on this well-deserved honor. We could not be more proud of her resilience to keep going and fighting. She has done an incredible job using her platform to increase visibility for all people with disabilities. Be sure to watch Introducing, Selma Blair on Discovery+. The Hollywood Reporter’s Women in Entertainment Gala will be held on December 8.