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Ryan Murphy will receive the Producers Guild of America’s 2018 Norman Lear Achievement Award in Television, in recognition of his contributions to the television industry, at the 29th annual PGA Awards on Jan. 20 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles.
The winner of four Emmys, two PGA Awards,and the recipient of the PGA’s 2014 Stanley Kramer Award for his work on the Emmy-winning television movie The Normal Heart, Murphy has created and produced such TV series as American Horror Story, American Crime Story, Feud, Glee and Nip/Tuck. His newest project, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, starring Edgar Ramirez, Darren Criss, Penelope Cruz and Ricky Martin, will premiere on FX on Jan. 17.
In announcing the honor, Guild Awards chairs Donald De Line and Amy Pascal stated, “Being a prolific producer is itself an achievement. But it takes a truly unique talent like Ryan Murphy to forge a producing career that touches so many different genres — from horror, to comedy, to musicals, to fact-based drama — and infuse them all with such distinctive voice and passion. In addition to his many other credits, Ryan is even a former producer of the Producers Guild Awards itself, which makes the opportunity to honor him this year even more special.”
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