The Hollywood Reporter’s 23rd annual Power 100 list is out, and it’s more or less the list you’d expect: a few superstar actresses (Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Lawrence, Shailene Woodley); big-name studio executives; powerful producers; and a few brand-name writers/creators (Tina Fey, Jenji Kohan, Lena Dunham, Gillian Flynn).
The Reporter highlights “disruption in the industry” as the reason why nearly two dozen new women made the list.
While we’re appreciative that the Hollywood Reporter is shining a spotlight on the women who have “leaned” into the industry, isn’t it time to retire listing female professionals’ ages alongside — actually, before — their job titles? After all, it’s hard to imagine an all-male list of similarly accomplished men identifying their ages. Let’s celebrate these women for their achievements without keeping track of how many rings line their trunks.
Here are the 20 highest-ranking women on the Power 100 list. See the full list here.
1. Bonnie Hammer – Chairman, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment Group
2. Dana Walden – Chairman and CEO, Fox Television Group
3. Nancy Dubuc – President and CEO, A+E Networks
4. Amy Pascal – Co-chairman, Sony Pictures Entertainment; chairman, SPE Motion Picture Group
5. Donna Langley – Chairman, Universal Pictures
6. Nina Tassler – Chairman, CBS Entertainment
7. Stacey Snider – Co-chairman, 20th Century Fox
8. Oprah Winfrey – Chairman and CEO/chief creative officer, OWN
9. Angelina Jolie – Director, ‘Unbroken’; star, ‘Maleficent’
10. Sue Kroll – President of worldwide marketing and intl. distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures
11. Jennifer Salke – President, NBC Entertainment
12. Megan Colligan – President of worldwide distribution and marketing, Paramount Pictures
13. Kathleen Kennedy – President, Lucasfilm
14. Shonda Rhimes – Producer, ‘Grey’s Anatomy,’ ‘Scandal,’ ‘How to Get Away With Murder’ (ABC)
15. Frances Berwick – President, Lifestyle Networks Group, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment
16. Jennifer Lawrence – Actor, ‘The Hunger Games’ franchise
17. Veronika Kwan Vandenberg – President of distribution, Warner Bros. International
18. Nancy Utley – President, Fox Searchlight19. Megan Ellison – Producer, ‘Foxcatcher’
20. Emma Watts – President of production, 20th Century Fox