Lupita Nyong’o, More To Receive
Glamour Magazine’s Women Of the
Year Award
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Nov 10, 2014
By Associated Press
NEW YORK — Actresses Lupita
Nyong’o (pictured) and Laverne
Cox, fashion designer Sarah Burton ,
U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power ,
and Chelsea Clinton are among
those being awarded Women of the
Year awards by Glamour magazine.
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The awards are to be presented in a
star-studded ceremony Monday
evening at Carnegie Hall.
Nyong’o won a supporting-actress
Oscar for her performance in “Twelve
Years a Slave,” capping her swift rise
to the top rungs of Hollywood and
the fashion world. She was also
named a new face of Lancome and
appeared on the cover of People
magazine’s Most Beautiful issue. She
will be appearing in the new “Star
Wars” movie.
Cox, from “Orange Is the New Black,”
was the first openly transgender
person to be nominated for an Emmy
Award. In a press release, Glamour
called her “the face of one of the
biggest equality stories of 2014.”
Burton is best known for designing
Kate Middleton ‘s wedding gown. She
became creative director of
Alexander McQueen in 2010,
following the designer’s death, and
has been credited, Glamour noted,
with boosting the British fashion
Power, the U.S. ambassador to the
United Nations, was cited for her
work in diplomacy “during a year
when the U.N. Security Council held
more emergency sessions than it
had in the entire 10 years prior.”
Clinton was honored for her work
with the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea
Clinton Foundation . Glamour also
cited her work on a partnership
between the Clinton Foundation
and the Bill & Melinda Gates
Foundation to encourage
achievement among women and girls
across the world.
Other Glamour winners:
-Robin Roberts, the “Good Morning
America” host who has survived
breast cancer and a public struggle
with myelodysplastic syndrome, a
rare blood and bone marrow disease,
cited for her success and influence
in broadcasting.
-Actress Mindy Kaling, creator and
star of the Fox comedy “The Mindy
Project.” “Millions of women feel like
Kaling is their BFF,” Glamour said.
-Natalia Vodianova , supermodel and
founder of the Naked Heart
Foundation, which helps children
with special needs.
-Sylvia Earle , a noted oceanographer
who “even as her eightieth birthday
approaches … continues to spend
three months a year on expeditions.”


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