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Geena Davis Institute Wins Governors Award, Actor Says ‘There’s More Work to Do’ for Gender Equality

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William Earl During Monday’s Emmy Awards, the Governors Award was presented to the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media “in recognition of their efforts to promote gender balance and foster inclusion throughout the entertainment industry.” Davis, the founder and chair, accepted the award on behalf of the organization and spoke about the continued need for gender equality in the entertainment industry in her brief speech.

She was presented the award by Sarah Paulson and Shonda Rhimes, who highlighted not only her acting but her charitable work in their introduction.

Madeline Di Nonno, the president and CEO of the Geena Davis Institute, also came onstage to accept the honor. “Thank you so much,” Davis said. “We want to thank the academy and TV board of governors for this incredible honor.

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