“The stats are crap and the glass ceiling is still hella thick.” Actress Xosha Roquemore didn’t mince words as she hosted the 2019 Women in Film Annual Gala, held June 12 at the Beverly Hilton.
The event, formerly known as the Women in Film Crystal + Lucy Awards, celebrates achievements by women in the entertainment industry while also acting as an unofficial state of the union.
Among the night’s honorees were two creators who have each blazed a unique trail in comedy on television, Amy Poehler and Issa Rae.
TVWeek Open Mic writer Hillary Atkin was on hand and filed a full report. Click here for the best quotes from the night along with the other honorees and celebrity presenters.