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Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Elizabeth Banks, Witherspoon honoured at Women of Year Awards

London, Jun 9 (PTI) "Spider-Man" star Elizabeth Banks, Gemma Arterton, Reese Witherspoon and pop group Little Mix are among those, who picked up prizes at the 2016 Glamour Women of the Year Awards."Pitch Perfect" director Banks scooped the Filmmaker of the Year gong at the ceremony held here, and used her acceptance speech to pay tribute to her mother, reported Female First. "I want to thank my
mom, because she worked too. And it can be done," she said. Little Mix, which comprises Jesy Nelson, Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall, was presented with the Musical Act of the Year award by DJ Greg James. Arterton won Cointreaus Theatre Actress of the Year award for her starring role in "Nell Gwynn" on the West End stage while Reese was presented with the Entrepreneur of the Year prize. Other winners at the 13th annual Glamour Women of the Year awards included Rose Byrne for Comedy Actress of the Year, Donatella Versace for Fashion Designer of the Year and Naomie Harris for Film Actress of the Year. "War & Peace" actor James Norton won Man of the Year while Jennifer Saunders received an award for Outstanding Contribution and Sigourney Weaver took home the Icon Award. Other stars, who attended the bash, included Kourtney Kardashian, Freida Pinto and Jenna Coleman.

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