Women in Film honors Annette Bening, Katie Holmes

By SANDY COHEN | June 17, 2011 | 3:59 AM EDT

Actress Melissa McCarthy hosts the 2011 Crystal and Lucy Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif., Thursday, June 16, 2011. The Crystal and Lucy awards is a gala fundraising dinner in support of Women in Film, Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Annette Bening, Katie Holmes, CBS President Nina Tassler, director Pamela Fryman and cinematographer Reed Morano have been recognized as leaders in their fields by Women in Film.

The nonprofit group honored the women Thursday at its annual Crystal and Lucy awards ceremony in Beverly Hills.

In accepting her award, Bening said she is "entering into a new phase" and "beginning again" and hinted at some interesting projects in the coming year. Holmes thanked her parents, who were in the audience, and husband Tom Cruise, "whose commitment to his work and family inspires me daily."

"Bridesmaids" star Melissa McCarthy sang and danced as host of the evening. Martin Sheen, Geena Davis, Neil Patrick Harris and Jenna Elfman were among the stars who attended the fundraising event at the Beverly Hilton hotel.