Women of the Year: Red carpet starts at Harper’s Bazaar Awards


ynthia Erivo, Phoebe Dynevor and Claire Foy were among the winners at Harper’s Bazaar Women of the Year Awards.

The luxury fashion magazine’s annual ceremony took place at the Claridge’s hotel in London on Tuesday.

The organizers said they recognized “women’s unique achievements in fashion, film, art, literature, music and activism”.

Oscar-nominated actress Erivo, 34, won the Music Award in recognition of playing Aretha Franklin in the anthology series Genius: Aretha, as well as for “using her powerful voice to encourage social change.”

Cynthia Erivo at the award ceremony

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Dynevor, 26, received the groundbreaking talent award for his headline-grabbing portrayal of Daphne in Netflix’s hugely popular, creepy period drama Bridgerton.

Foy, 37, received the Actress Award for her role in The Crown, as well as her performances in the upcoming BBC series A Very British Scandal and the film The Electrical Life Of Louis Wain.

Veteran actress Joan Collins, 88, was honored with the Icon Award for her 70-year career in show business, which included a memorable turnaround in the American soap dynasty.

Jodie Comer, 28, was also recognized as this year’s editor’s choice, with award organizers praising her performance in the TV series Killing Eve and Sir Ridley Scott’s historical epic The Last Duel.

Claire Foy

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Sarah Burton, the creative director of Alexander McQueen, received the inspiration award, while Lubaina Himid won the artist award.

Laura Kenny and Sarah Storey were presented with the Sports Icons Award in recognition of their successes at Tokyo 2020 as the most decorated British female Olympian and Paralympian ever.

Sarah Snook got the TV actress for her play Shiv Roy in succession.

Lydia Slater, editor-in-chief of Harper’s Bazaar, said: “These inspiring women have lifted our spirits and changed our views through their art or their words, on our screens or with the power of their voices.”

Sarah Snook

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