Kudos

(needs updating)

Actresses:
Kerry Washington (Scandal)
Viola Davis (How to Get Away With Murder)
Jennifer Lawrence (Hunger Games, Winter’s Bone)
Nicole Beharie (Legend of Sleepy Hollow)
Lucy Liu (Elementary)
Mindy Kaling (The Mindy Project)
Ensemble: Orange is the New Black
Jodi Foster
Ellen Page
Claire Danes (Homeland)
Gina Carano (Haywire)
Sigourney Weaver (Alien movies, Avatar)
Linda Hamilton (Terminator)
Demi Moore (GI Jane)
Angelina Jolie (Lara Croft Tomb Raider, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Wanted)
Sarah Michelle Gellar (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
Angela Bassett (How Stella Got Her Groove Back, The Rosa Parks Story)
Franka Potente (Run Lola Run, Bourne Identity)
Whoopi Goldberg (The Color Purple)
Oprah Winfrey (The Color Purple, Lee Daniels’ The Butler)
Vanessa Redgrave (Julia, If These Walls Could Talk)
Michelle Rodriguez (Avatar, SWAT)
Susan Sarandon (Thelma & Louise, White Palace, Bull Durham)
Geena Davis (Long Kiss Goodnight, Thelma & Louise)
Martina Gedeck (Mostly Martha)
Emma Thompson (In the Name of the Father, Sense & Sensibility)
Cate Blanchett (Elizabeth, Charlotte Gray)
Renee Zellwegger (Cold Mountain)
Madeleine Stowe, Jodhi May (Last of the Mohicans)
Mary Steenburgen (Cross Creek)
Sanaa Lathan (Something New)
Kate Winslet (Sense & Sensibility)
Judi Dench (Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace)
Julia Roberts (Erin Brokovich)
Cher (Moonstruck)
Alfre Woodard (all around greatness!)
Christina Ricci (Penelope)

Actors:

Director/Producer/Creator:
Shonda Rhimes (Scandal, How to Get Away With Murder)
Steven Soderbergh (Haywire)
Ridley Scott (Alien, Thelma & Louise, G.I. Jane)
James Cameron (Aliens, Terminator, Avatar)
Steven Spielberg (The Color Purple)
Nora Ephron (Silkwood, Heartburn, Julie & Julia)
Jason Reitman (Juno)
Sanaa Hamri (Something New)
Sandra Nettelbeck (Mostly Martha)
Shona Auerbach (Dear Frankie)
Jane Campion (The Piano)
Kimberly Peirce (Boys Don’t Cry)

Writers: (this section needs help!)
Shonda Rhimes (Scandal, How to Get Away With Murder)
Robin Swicord (her oeuvre, and for being amazing in this area in general)
Callie Khouri  (Thelma & Louise)
Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
James Cameron (Aliens, Terminator (credit shared with Gale Anne Hurd), Avatar)
Sandra Nettelbeck (Mostly Martha)
Emma Thompson (Sense & Sensibility/adapted)
John Patrick Shanley (Moonstruck)
Shane Black (Long Kiss Goodnight, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang)

Special Mention:
The Jason Bourne & Daniel Craig James Bond films—for having leading men that grieved the loss of their beloveds and weren’t quick to bed/love other women, much less every woman that came along.

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