The Empire star will be honoured with the Lucy award in recognition for her excellence in television, while Game of Thrones actress Dormer will be presented with The Women In Film Max Mara Face of the Future prize at the fundraising dinner, which supports the Women in Film organisation's educational and philanthropic efforts for gender equality.

The Crystal Award for Excellence in Film will be given to a line-up of successful female producers, including Crazy Stupid Love's Denise Di Novi, TriBeCa Film Festival co-founder Jane Rosenthal, and Mission: Impossible trilogy producer Paula Wagner.

Homeland and Mad Men director Lesli Linka Glatter will also be honoured with the BMW Dorothy Arzner Directors Award.

The recipients will be presented with their prizes during a ceremony in Los Angeles on 15 June (16).