It is a great honor for me to receive this Lifetime Achievement Award from the Women's International Film & Television Showcase, it only saddens me that my husband, Tony Blanco, cannot be with me to share this moment, as he would be as honored and proud as I am.
I congratulate you on the beautiful initiative to support and celebrate the dedication, passion and integrity of women in film everywhere, and I thank TheWIFTS Board for considering me worthy of this precious award. I am very sorry to be unable to receive it in person. Thank you!
THE WOMEN'S INTERNATIONAL
FILM & TELEVISION SHOWCASE
DECEMBER 10TH 2017
Passion & Integrity
Commerce & Creativity
Equality Not Hierarchy
Gal Gadot - Israel
TheWIFTS Foundation Award
Woman Of The Decade (Film)
Gal Gadot is the recipient of TheWIFTS Foundation Award as TheWIFTS Woman of The Decade (Film) 2017 for her performance in Wonder Woman which generated over 800 million dollars worldwide at the Box Office and has ignited millions of women worldwide – with a sense of inner strength - and men with renewed respect for women and their capabilities. Such is the power of film -and what Gal Gadot, a ‘singular woman as an individual,’ brought to the role. Sociologically and societally her performance and this film is a subtle and important step in the evolution of equality of the genders.
Gal Gadot(Diana/Wonder Woman) is rapidly emerging as one of Hollywood’s most engaging and sought-after talents. She debuted as Diana/Wonder Woman in the 2016 blockbuster Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. In November 2017 she starred again in the role in the first Justice League feature. Also in 2016, Gadot appeared in John Hillcoat’s Triple Nine, a crime drama about a crew of dirty cops who are blackmailed by the Russian mob to execute an impossible heist; Ariel Vromen’s action film Criminal,alongside Ryan Reynolds, Kevin Costner and Gary Oldman, about a dangerous convict receiving the skills and memories of a deceased CIA agent; and in the comedy film Keeping Up with the Joneses, opposite Jon Hamm, Isla Fisher and Zach Galifianakis.
In 2009, Gadot appeared in her first U.S. feature as Gisele, Vin Diesel’s love interest in Fast & Furious. She returned as Gisele in Fast Five and Fast & Furious 6, and was last seen in the seventh installment, Furious 7.
In 2010, Gadot was seen in the action-adventure Knight and Day, which starred Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz. In the film, she played Naomi, a henchwoman to Tom Cruise’s enemy. The same year she was also seen in the crime comedy romance Date Night as Natanya, the Israeli girlfriend of Holbrooke, played by Mark Wahlberg.
Born in Tel Aviv, Israel, Gadot won the title of Miss Israel and went on to represent Israel in the 2004 Miss Universe beauty pageant. She soon began her acting career, playing the lead role in the Israel TV series drama Bubot (Dolls).
Gal Gadot stars in the title role of Wonder Woman, an epic action adventure from director Patty Jenkins (Monster, AMC’s The Killing) marking the DC Super Hero’s first standalone feature film. Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, raised on a sheltered island paradise and trained to be an unconquerable warrior. But when an American pilot crashes off their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside men in the war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers…and her true destiny.
The international cast includes Chris Pine, Robin Wright Danny Huston, David Thewlis, Connie Nielsen, Elena Anaya, Ewen Bremner Lucy Davis, Lisa Loven Kongsli, Saïd Taghmaoui and Eugene Brave Rock
Patty Jenkins directed the film from a screenplay by Allan Heinberg, story by Zack Snyder & Allan Heinberg and Jason Fuchs, based on characters from DC. Wonder Woman was created by William Moulton Marston. The film was produced by Charles Roven, Deborah Snyder, Zack Snyder and Richard Suckle, with Stephen Jones, Geoff Johns, Jon Berg, Wesley Coller and Rebecca Steel Roven serving as executive producers.