Zendaya is set to receive a special honor at the upcoming 2021 Critics Choice Awards!
The 24-year-old actress will be awarded the SeeHer Award, which will be presented by her Malcolm & Marie co-star John David Washington.
The SeeHer Award recognizes a woman who embodies the values set forth by the SeeHer movement, to push boundaries, defy stereotypes and acknowledge the importance of authentic portrayals of women across the entertainment landscape.
SeeHer is the leading global movement for accurate portrayals of women and girls in media. Led by the Association of National Advertisers (ANA), SeeHer is a collective of leading marketers, media organizations and industry influencers committed to creating advertising and media content that portrays women and girls as they truly are.
Past recipients of the award include Kristen Bell, Viola Davis, Claire Foy, and Gal Gadot.
“We are so proud to be a part of the Critics Choice Awards, and celebrating our fifth SeeHer Award,” Nadine Karp McHugh, President, SeeHer, said in a statement. “We are delighted to be presenting the award to Zendaya, who is such a strong representation of what it means to be a woman in 2021. One of the busiest rising stars in Hollywood – with a generation of Disney Channel fans, Marvel devotees and Euphoria evangelists – she is a role model and leading voice of her generation. From being the youngest actress to win an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series to using her platform to advocate for Black women in Hollywood, she is showing the next generation that you are never too young to use your voice to make a difference. Inspiring girls everywhere to see themselves in their full potential, Zendaya represents everything SeeHer is.”
Zendaya is also nominated for Best Actress in a Movie at the ceremony. See the full list of nominations here!
Tune in to the 2021 Critics’ Choice Awards on March 7th at 7pm ET/PT on The CW, with host Taye Diggs.
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