It's been revealed today that the Critics Choice Association Women's Committee has chosen Ahsoka to receive the Seal of Female Empowerment in Entertainment.
Dubbed the "SOFEE," this seal "recognises outstanding new films and television series that illuminate the female experience and perspective through authentically told female-driven stories."
A numerical formula is used to determine if new titles are eligible to be recognised in this way, and the movies and TV shows which qualify 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.
Titles must receive at least 7/10, but Ahsoka landed a perfect score.
The Disney+ series puts the spotlight on Ahsoka Tano, continuing her story from The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels. Sabine Wren has also been a huge part of the series, as has Hera Syndulla. Ahsoka also features two female villains, Morgan Elsbeth and Shin Hati.
Addressing the news, Carrie Beck, EVP, Live Action Development & Production, Lucasfilm said, "Thank you to the CCA for acknowledging 'Ahsoka' with this seal, and recognizing our incredibly dedicated and collaborative creative team."
The Critics Choice Association is the largest critics organization in the United States and Canada, representing more than 580 media critics and entertainment journalists. It was established in 2019 with the formal merger of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association, recognizing the intersection between film, television, and streaming content.
Check out the announcement below and check back here later for our weekly Ahsoka recaps!
Set after the fall of the Empire, Ahsoka follows the former Jedi Knight Ahsoka Tano as she investigates an emerging threat to a vulnerable galaxy.
In addition to Rosario Dawson in the title role, the series stars Natasha Liu Bordizzo as Sabine Wren, Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Hera Syndulla, the late Ray Stevenson as Baylan Skoll, Ivanna Sakhno as Shin Hati, Diana Lee Inosanto as Morgan Elsbeth, David Tennant as Huyang, Lars Mikkelsen as Grand Admiral Thrawn, and Eman Esfandi appearing as Ezra Bridger.
Ahsoka was written by Dave Filoni, who executive produces alongside Jon Favreau, Kathleen Kennedy, Colin Wilson, and Carrie Beck. Directors include Filoni, Steph Green, Peter Ramsey, Jennifer Getzinger, Geeta Vasant Patel, and Rick Famuyiwa.
The first six episodes of Ahsoka are now streaming on Disney+.