Women in Film announced Thursday that the 2011 Crystal + Lucy Awards Norma Zarky Humanitarian Award, presented by jewelry designer Pandora, will be posthumously given to Dame Elizabeth Taylor. It will be accepted by Naomi Wilding on behalf of her late grandmother.
Mikkel Berg, Executive Director of Marketing at Pandora, said in a statement, "We believe all women of the world are unique and precious. They live different lives in different cultures, and yet they are all fabulous in their own, individual ways. At Pandora we celebrate all these personalities and their unforgettable moments. All stories are worth sharing and honoring, and so is the story of the humanitarian work done by the late Elizabeth Taylor, which we are thrilled to be able to give tribute to, together with WIF."
It was also announced that "Bridesmaids" actress Melissa McCarthy will host the Crystal + Lucy Awards on Thursday, June 16.