Lorne Michaels to get Emmy Directorate Award

At 38th International Emmy Awards Gala on Nov. 22

NEW YORK -- "Saturday Night Live" creator and executive producer Lorne Michaels will receive the 2010 International Emmy Directorate Award.

International Academy president & CEO Bruce Paisner said Monday that Michaels will accept the honor at the 38th International Emmy Awards Gala here on Nov. 22.

"With Saturday Night Live, Lorne Michaels opened the door to a new kind of comedy on television and since then nearly everyone has walked through it," said Paisner. "He has changed our entertainment, affected our politics and shaped the way we view the world."