The American Critics Choice Association (CCA) Women’s Committee announced that “Yellowjackets” (Showtime) and “Tiny Beautiful Things” (Hulu) will receive the Seal of Female Empowerment in Entertainment.
Issued by the CCA Women’s Committee, the SOFEE recognizes outstanding new films and television series that illuminate the female experience and perspective through authentically told female-driven stories.
The first season of “Yellowjackets” received the Critics Choice Super Award for Best Horror Series and scored two Best Actress awards for Melanie Lynskey. Season 2 moves forward using two distinct timelines to explore the emotional aftermath of a plane crash that left a high school girls’ soccer team stranded and trying to stay alive in the remote wilderness.
“Tiny Beautiful Things” is a breathtakingly honest exploration of the female experience, tackling emotional and real topics that are rare to see on screen. Based on the novel by Cheryl Strayed, the series follows former writer Clare (Kathryn Hahn), a woman struggling to keep her life in order.
Both “Yellowjackets” and “Tiny Beautiful Things” received a perfect score in the numerical formula that is used to determine if new titles, nominated by CCA Women’s Committee members, are eligible for a SOFEE. Qualifying projects will have a prominent female character arc, give female characters at least equal screen time to male characters, have female leaders behind the scenes, and pass elements highlighted in the Bechdel test. To be considered, new film and television releases must possess an artistic and storytelling value and exceptionality, and score at least 7 out of a possible 10 points in the SOFEE rubric, which can be found at CriticsChoice.com. There are no limits or quotas governing the number of SOFEE seals the CCA may grant.
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