For Life, I Am Greta, I May Destroy You, Little America, The Daily Show With Trevor Noah, The Social Dilemma and Welcome to Chechnya will be celebrated at the 14th Television Academy Honors, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced Monday.
These seven programs and their producers — three documentaries, two drama series, one anthology series and one late night comedy news show — “have used powerful and innovative storytelling to advance social change” “and “elevate complex issues facing society,” the organization said in a statement.
“During one of the most challenging years in television history, these seven extraordinary programs illuminated and championed some of the most critical issues facing our communities,” Television Academy chairman and CEO Frank Scherma said. “We are thrilled to be honoring programs and producers who are influencing social change around the globe.”
Howard Meltzer, CSA, governor for the Academy’s Casting Peer Group, chaired this year’s Television Academy Honors selection committee, with Jill Sanford, governor for the Children’s Programming Peer Group, serving as vice chair.
“The Academy Honors Committee was pleased to receive many worthy submissions for this award. In a year defined by a significant social justice movement, it was inspiring to see so many compelling stories highlighting the important issues of our day,” said Meltzer. “It is so gratifying to see our community of groundbreaking writers, producers, directors and actors take on empowering stories that have such a profound and positive impact on viewers.”
The Honors recipients will be celebrated during a virtual program scheduled for this summer.