WSJ. Magazine 2019 Innovator Awards
at The Museum of Modern Art
in New York City


WSJ. Magazine Celebrates Ninth Annual Innovator Awards

The luxury lifestyle magazine honors subjects of the November Innovators issue with exclusive awards ceremony in New York City

WSJ. Magazine hosted its ninth annual Innovator Awards at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City last night. Nine pioneering talents, all of whom grace eight separate covers of the magazine’s highly anticipated November issue, were honored among more than 250 guests for their groundbreaking accomplishments in their respective disciplines.

Selected by WSJ. Magazine editors, the honorees were: Julianne Moore (Acting & Activism), Cindy Sherman (Art), Studio KO (Design), Eddie Murphy (Entertainment), Riccardo Tisci (Fashion), Melina Matsoukas (Film), Tyler, The Creator (Music), and Bryan Stevenson (Social Justice). Each winner was presented with an award designed by the 2011 Design winner, Joris Laarman.
WSJ.’s November Innovators issue will be available in the U.S. on Saturday, November 9th.

Harry Winston and Remy Martin sponsored this year’s event.

Acting & Activism / Julianne Moore The Academy Award–winning actress has inhabited an inimitable range of characters, appearing in 70-plus films. Beyond Hollywood, Moore has also channeled her voice into one of her most notable roles yet: activist. Presenter: Bette Midler

Art / Cindy Sherman For four decades, the artist has been reinventing the portrait, using her shape-shifting self as her photographic subject and, in the process, exploring our obsession with self-image and identity. Presenter: Molly Ringwald

Design / Studio KO Karl Fournier and Olivier Marty, the alchemical partnership behind architecture firm Studio KO, take a contextual approach to design projects. Presenter: Madison Cox, President, Pierre Bergé–Yves Saint Laurent Foundation

Entertainment / Eddie Murphy In the coming year, the legendary performer and star of the new movie Dolemite Is My Name will host Saturday Night Live, bring back two of his most beloved film franchises and ready himself for a much-anticipated return to stand-up comedy. Presenter: Jerry Seinfeld

Fashion / Riccardo Tisci Burberry, a brand as British as Buckingham Palace, is now led by the fearless Italian designer. His street-inspired style and inclusive approach could propel the $10.5 billion company beyond gabardine. Presenters: Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West

Film / Melina Matsoukas The director whose star rose with Beyoncé’s “Formation”video makes the leap from short to long form with a galvanizing film that explores race in America, Queen & Slim. Presenter: Hype Williams

Music / Tyler, The Creator With an album, tour and music festival—plus fashion collections and TV series—the 28-year-old artist continues to expand his universe. Presenter: A$AP Rocky

Social Justice / Bryan Stevenson The human rights lawyer, whose memoir is the basis of a forthcoming feature film, has devoted his life to fighting for the convicted and the condemned as part of a larger struggle against injustice in the legal system and beyond. Presenter: Trevor Noah