Elizabeth Banks to Be First Female Director Honored With Will Rogers' Pioneer Award

Following the footsteps of 2018 winner Tom Cruise, the woman behind the 'Pitch Perfect' film series will be presented with the Pioneer of the Year Award at a Beverly Hills gala in September.

AceShowbiz - Elizabeth Banks has made history as the first female director to be awarded the Pioneer of the Year Award by the Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation.

The actress, director, and producer will receive the 2019 honour at a gala in Beverly Hills on 25 September.

The Pioneer of the Year Award recipient is a filmmaker feted for his or her leadership, service, and philanthropy. It is one of the most prestigious honours in the entertainment industry.

Tom Cruise was named the Pioneer of the Year in 2018, becoming the first actor ever to receive the award.

Banks recently wrapped filming on the new "Charlie's Angels" movie and previously directed "Pitch Perfect 2".

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