PGA to Honor James L. Brooks With Norman Lear Achievement Award

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James L. Brooks

The 'Simpsons' stalwart will be feted during a January ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

James L. Brooks will receive the Norman Lear Achievement Award in Television from the Producers Guild of America, it was announced Tuesday. 

The 22-time Emmy winner will be honored during the 28th Annual PGA Awards, which are set to take place Jan. 28 at the Beverly Hilton.

Brooks' TV credits range from the Mary Tyler Moore Show and Taxi to The Simpsons, which will soon become the longest-running scripted series in television history.  

He also won three Academy Awards for his work on 1983's Terms of Endearment and is responsible for other features including Broadcast News and As Good as It Gets.

Recently, Brooks executive produced the upcoming Hailee Steinfeld coming-of-age comedy Edge of Seventeen. 

Shonda Rhimes received last year's Norman Lear Award, with previous recipients including Mark Gordon, Chuck Lorre, J.J. Abrams, Dick Wolf, Jerry Bruckheimer and Lorne Michaels.

 

 

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