So much talent graced the stage of the Moore Theatre for the 2016 Stranger Genius Awards this year that it was hard to keep track. There was longtime artist Barbara Earl Thomas, literary wunderkind Lindy West, and multitalented producer and musician Erik Blood, all who were among the winners in art, literature, and music. Check out the photos of the evening here.

This year, all three nominees for film: filmmaker and entrepreneur Sandy Cioffi, all-around film industry dynamo Mel Eslyn, and indigenous activist and Innovation Lab recipient Tracy Rector have all worked with Washington Filmworks in some capacity. You can check out our blog posts about Sandy, Mel, and Tracy to read more about what they do.

We were so proud to see all of their achievements recognized, and want to extend a warm congrats to Genius Award winner Tracy Rector!

Here’s her acceptance speech, which she used as a platform for raising awareness about Standing Rock and indigenous rights across the country and world: