'Barbie' star America Ferrera wins SeeHer Award at 2024 Critics Choice

America Ferrera starred in "Barbie." File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
1 of 5 | America Ferrera starred in "Barbie." File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

Dec. 18 (UPI) -- The Critics Choice Association announced Monday that America Ferrera will receive this year's SeeHer Award. The Awards will air live on Jan. 14 at 7 p.m. EST on The CW, and on delay for west coast airing.

Ferrera stars in this year's hit movie Barbie. She plays the mother of a teenage girl who follows Barbie (Margot Robbie) back to Barbie Land to prevent Ken (Ryan Gosling) from taking over with the patriarchy.


Ferrera has a speech about all of the demands and expectations society places on women, even on their Barbie dolls. She also had a role in Dumb Money as a nurse investing in GameStop stock.

Margot Robbie, Ryan Gosling attend 'Barbie' premiere in LA

Margot Robbie (L) and Ryan Gosling attend the premiere of "Barbie" in Los Angeles on July 9, 2023. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

Ferrera debuted in 2002's film Real Women Have Curves. She starred on Ugly Betty and Superstore, and movies like Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Our Family Wedding and End of Watch. She also voiced a character in the animated How to Train Your Dragon movies.

She executive produced Superstore and Netflix's Gentefied and directed episodes of both.

CCA launched the SeeHer award in 2017 with Viola Davis the first recipient. Subsequent awardees include Gal Gadot, Claire Foy, Kristen Bell, Zendaya, Halle Berry and Janelle Monáe.


Each winner is someone who "advocates for gender equality, portrays characters with authenticity, defies stereotypes and pushes boundaries" according to the CCA.

Note: Fred Topel is a member of the Critics Choice Association.

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