Television Academy Recognizes Television's Power to Advance and Create Social Change at June 8 Celebration Hosted By Dana Delany
(NoHo Arts District, Calif. — April 12, 2017) — The Television Academy today announced this year's honorees for the 10th Annual Television Academy Honors, recognizing six exceptional programs available on various platforms that have harnessed the extraordinary power of television to advance social change.
The 2017 honorees reflect some of the most popular and relevant series, specials and programs on television and include: Before the Flood, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, The Night Of, Speechless, This Is Us, and We Will Rise: Michelle Obama's Mission to Educate Girls Around the World.
Television Academy Honors celebrates a diverse range of programing that explores and confronts significant issues facing our society in a compelling and impactful way, and acknowledges showrunners and producers who tackle complex social challenges to advance change. Honorees of the 10th Annual Television Academy Honors will be recognized at a special presentation and reception held on Thursday, June 8, at the Montage Beverly Hills hosted by actress, producer, and activist Dana Delany.
"With a constant presence in people's daily lives, television consistently demonstrates its ability to power social change. The six honorees have effectively leveraged the medium to raise awareness of complex issues," said Television Academy Chairman and CEO Hayma Washington. "We are honored to acknowledge storytellers producing meaningful television that provokes important conversations."
Lucia Gervino chaired this year's Television Academy Honors selection committee for the fourth consecutive year. Honorees were selected from a record number of submissions and represent a remarkably diverse and socially-significant range of issues including climate change and the environment, reproductive rights, race and racism, criminal justice, disabilities, prejudice, parenting, body image, race, education, and women's rights.
Recipients of the Tenth Annual Television Academy Honors are:
Eligible programs for this year's Television Academy Honors aired during the 2016 calendar year and were submitted in the fiction/nonfiction categories as whole series, single episodes or story arcs up to three episodes. Television movies, limited series, and fiction/nonfiction specials were also eligible to apply for Television Academy Honors.
About the Television Academy
The Television Academy seeks to expand the horizons of television excellence. It strives to empower storytellers who shape the evolving television space through the programs, publications and events of the academy and its foundation. And it celebrates those who have led excellence by recording their stories and recognizing their achievements through accolades and awards, including television's most coveted prize, the Primetime Emmy Award. For more information and updates on the 69th Emmy Awards, visit Emmys.com and follow @TelevisionAcad on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr and YouTube.
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