Claire Danes Honored At Muse Awards

12/8/2011 11:26am EST

Claire Danes

Claire Danes and Martha Stewart were among the honorees at the New York Women in Film and Television luncheon on Wednesday.

The pair was feted at the annual Muse Awards, which celebrates prominent film and TV personalities, along with others including actress Christine Baranski and Sony Pictures Classics co-founder Marcie Bloom.

The organization's executive director Terry Lawler told prior to the ceremony that she hoped the prize giving would help highlight the need for more women in Hollywood.

Lawler explains, "It seems like for years every once in a while some woman - through gargantuan efforts - has been able to make a film and then it doesn't seem to level the playing field. We're not where we want to be yet."

Claire Danes

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