Seal of Female Empowerment in Entertainment

“True Detective: Night Country” to receive the Seal of Female Empowerment in Entertainment (SOFEE)

The Critics Choice Association (CCA) Women’s Committee is pleased to announce that “True Detective: Night Country” (HBO/Max) will receive the Seal of Female Empowerment in Entertainment. Called the “SOFEE,” the Seal recognizes outstanding new films and television series that illuminate the female experience and perspective through authentically told female-driven stories. 

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The SOFEE Seal recognizes outstanding new films and television series that illuminate the female experience and perspective through authentically told female-driven stories. 

A numerical formula that is used to determine if new titles, nominated by the CCA Women’s Committee members, are eligible for a SOFEE. Qualifying projects must have a prominent female character arc, give female characters at least equal screen time to male characters, have female leaders behind the scenes, and pass elements highlighted in the Bechdel test. 

To be considered, new film and television releases must possess an artistic and storytelling value and exceptionality, and score at least 7 out of a possible 10 points in the SOFEE rubric, which can be found below: