Nyong'o, Cox, Power given Glamour magazine laurels

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Nyong'o, Cox, Power given Glamour magazine laurels

Lupita Nyong'o -- The Breakthrough

The 31-year-old won an Academy Award for her first role in a major motion picture, was named a new face of Lancôme, and scored the cover of People's Most Beautiful cover -- all in one year. 

(Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Laverne Cox -- The Advocate

Cox has become the face of one of the biggest equality stories of 2014. She has become the first openly transgender person to be nominated for an Emmy for her role on "Orange is the New Black." And she appeared on the cover of Time magazine. 

(Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP)

Sarah Burton -- The Visionary

Since assuming the position of creative director of Alexander McQueen, Burton designed Kate Middleton's wedding gown and was named one of Time's 100 most influential people in the world. 

(Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Samantha Power -- The Ambassador

When Samantha Power was a journalist reporting on the war in Bosnia, she realized that documenting the world's troubles wasn't enonugh -- she wanted to solve them. Power, 44, is now the United States' youngest ever permanent resident to the United Nations. 

(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Chelsea Clinton -- The Women's Champion

Clinton has worked to lower the cost of diarrhea treatments that could save the lives of 170,000 children by 2015 and has led No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project to advance the full participation of women and girls around the world. 

(AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)

Robin Roberts -- The Survivor

Just two years after America watched the longtime broadcaster and breast cancer survivor battle a life-threatening bone marrow disease, the "GMA" anchor has interviewed one big name after another, started a production company and signed an ABC contract reportedly worth $14 million. 

(Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Mindy Kaling -- The Lady Boss

Millions of women feel like Kaling is their BFF, thanks to her wildly successful show "The Mindy Project" and hilarious Twitter and Instagram accounts. 

(Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Natalia Vodianova -- The Voice for Children

The supermodel has dedicated her life to make sure that children with special needs have the acceptance and support they need to live happy and healthy lives. 

(Photo by Jon Furniss/Invision for Harper's Bazaar/AP)

Sylvia Earle -- The Explorer; Lifetime Achievement Winner

Earle has worked the past five decades logging more than 7,000 hours undersea and discovering tens of thousands of species of aquatic life. Even as her 80th birthday approaches, the legendary oceanographer continues to spend three months a year on expeditions. 

(AP Photo/One World One Ocean, Mark Ostrick)


NEW YORK (AP) - Actresses Lupita Nyong'o and Laverne Cox, fashion designer Sarah Burton, U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power and Chelsea Clinton are among those being awarded Women of the Year awards by Glamour magazine.

The awards are to be presented in a star-studded ceremony Monday evening at Carnegie Hall.

Nyong'o won a supporting-actress Oscar for her performance in "Twelve Years a Slave," capping her swift rise to the top rungs of Hollywood and the fashion world. She was also named a new face of Lancome and appeared on the cover of People magazine's Most Beautiful issue. She will be appearing in the new "Star Wars" movie.

Cox, from "Orange Is the New Black," was the first openly transgender person to be nominated for an Emmy Award. In a press release, Glamour called her "the face of one of the biggest equality stories of 2014."

Burton is best known for designing Kate Middleton's wedding gown. She became creative director of Alexander McQueen in 2010, following the designer's death, and has been credited, Glamour noted, with boosting the British fashion industry.

Power, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, was cited for her work in diplomacy "during a year when the U.N. Security Council held more emergency sessions than it had in the entire 10 years prior."

Clinton was honored for her work with the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation. Glamour also cited her work on a partnership between the Clinton Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to encourage achievement among women and girls across the world.

Other Glamour winners:

-Robin Roberts, the "Good Morning America" host who has survived breast cancer and a public struggle with myelodysplastic syndrome, a rare blood and bone marrow disease, cited for her success and influence in broadcasting.

-Actress Mindy Kaling, creator and star of the Fox comedy "The Mindy Project." ''Millions of women feel like Kaling is their BFF," Glamour said.

-Natalia Vodianova, supermodel and founder of the Naked Heart Foundation, which helps children with special needs.

-Sylvia Earle, a noted oceanographer who "even as her eightieth birthday approaches ... continues to spend three months a year on expeditions."

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