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'Wonder Woman' star Gal Gadot honored for female representation in media

'Wonder Woman' star Gal Gadot honored for female representation in media

Gal Gadot was a real life Wonder Woman at last night's Critics' Choice Awards as she championed women in Hollywood and the #MeToo movement in her acceptance speech. She's not here for the money. The director said of Gal, "She knew the great importance of this character and what she could mean to the world if well done".

'But the really special thing is, she didn't do it for the glory.

Gadot, who served for two years in the Israeli army as a combat trainer, and director Patty Jenkins were handed the Spotlight Award for their work on the 2017 blockbuster Wonder Woman. She commands the attention of the world and in doing so, she sends a positive example for humanity.

Last year, Wonder Woman officially became the highest-grossing superhero origin film of all time, topping the likes of 2002's Spider Man and 2016's Deadpool. "The whole process of creating this film inspired me, and I hope we managed to inspire others".

The Wonder Woman star was wearing a blue sash dress by the designer as she appeared at the National Board of Review Awards Gala in NY on Tuesday.

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That's right; a woman-led, woman-directed movie won "best of" in a genre that historically, and even still largely excludes women.

'There were eight other films in [the] top 100 which were directed by females, ' added the actress. "So although this is progress, there is still a long way to go".

Gal Gadot in an Elie Saab dress as pictured in an awards show photo has prompted a backlash by some on social media who complained about the Israeli "Wonder Woman" actress wearing a garment from a Lebanese designer. "We've been witnessing a movement in our industry and society and I want to share this award with all the women and men who stand for what's right. And we will continue to band together to make strides uniting for equality".

In or out of costume, Gadot-and Jenkins-is a true Wonder Woman.