Gal Gadot-starrer Wonder Woman’ is making a buzz but so is its director. Patty Jenkins soon will be bestowed with Variety’s Creative Impact in Directing Award. Thus, becoming the first woman ever to receive the accolade.

According to the report, Jenkins would be presented the award by none other than Gadot herself. The award show will be a powerhouse of talent at the 2018 Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) on January 3.

The Creative’s Impact in Directing Award will celebrate Jenkins’ “Wonder Woman’s” as it is the first women-centric film to have earned critical and commercial triumphs. Her other works including Oscar-winning feature debut, “Monster,” and TV directing work such as “Arrested Development” and “The Killing” will be honoured too.

“Patty Jenkins has directed one of the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful films of the year with ‘Wonder Woman,’” Variety Co-Editor in Chief Claudia Eller stated, Variety reported. “The film grossed $820 million worldwide and has inspired women — and men — old and young, to feel as empowered as the superhero at its center. Patty also scored a big one for female directors, which are in short supply in Hollywood.”

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On the other hand, Gadot will be presented the PSIFF’s Rising Star Award on January 2.

“Wonder Woman” has made it to AFI’s 10 best movies of 2017. Apart from receiving praises worldwide, it also won the AFI Award for Movie of the Year. Jenkins and Gadot were proud to have received the Spotlight Award from the National Board of Review. The film is now competing for the best action stunt ensemble SAG Award.  An Oscar nod for Jenkins is also on the cards.

Both the Wonder ladies are now busy with their “Wonder Woman 2” shooting which is scheduled to open November 1, 2019. Jenkins became the highest-paid female director ever for officially signing on for the sequel.

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