A trailblazing television actress who "blew the box wide open" for women in the entertainment business was one of a number of exceptional women honored recently at the Women in Film 2014 Crystal + Lucy Awards.
The actress is Kerry Washington, who has rolled up a string of accolades and trophies for her work on ABC's "Scandal." Washington, who received the Lucy Award for Excellence in Television, shared the spotlight with other honorees including Cate Blanchett, recipient of the Crystal Award for Excellence in Film.
TVWeek Open Mic blogger Hillary Atkin was on hand and filed a full report. Please click here to find out who else was honored, who turned out and what was on everyone's minds.