Janelle Monáe To Receive The SeeHer Award At Critics Choice Awards 2023
Janelle Monáe will receive the 2023 SeeHer Award at the upcoming Critics Choice Awards, which will be held at Fairmont Century Plaza in Los Angeles on 17 January.
According to the Critics Choice Association, the SeeHer Award honors a woman who advocates for gender equality, portrays characters with authenticity, defies stereotypes and pushes boundaries. Recently, Monáe was honored as the suicide prevention advocate of the year by The Trevor Project. She is also co-chair for the nonprofit When We All Vote and started her Fem the Future initiative.
Monáe, who received a past Critics Choice Awards nomination for best supporting actress in the Oscar-nominated film Hidden Figures, is also nominated this year for a best supporting actress for her performance in Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery.
Her other acting credits include Lionsgate’s Antebellum, Focus Features’ Harriet, Disney’s Lady and the Tramp, Amazon’s Homecoming and A24’s Oscar-winning film Moonlight. In 2018, Monáe’s album Dirty Computer was also nominated for two Grammy Awards for album of the year and best music video.
Past SeeHer Award recipients include Viola Davis, Gal Gadot, Claire Foy, Kristen Bell, Zendaya and Halle Berry.
Monáe has recently been in the news for sharing a snippet of a new song, possibly titled Float. “20twentyFREE,” the caption for the post read, along with the hashtag “#float”. The post has since been taken down.
When asked by NME about the likelihood of new music emerging soon, Monáe replied: “Actually, you will! You will get new music because I now have a clone. That clone does all of my music, and I have another clone for acting. I’m not going to tell you if it’s me or not. They’re in the studio right now!
Monáe continued: “I just feel so humbled and super, super blessed to be doing anything. Doing something like this, you don’t take it lightly.”