13th Television Academy Honors

The Television Academy has announced the recipients of its 13th Television Academy Honors, recognizing six exceptional television programs that are impacting society through thoughtful, powerful, and innovative storytelling.

This year's honorees are:

16 Shots

At the Heart of Gold:
The USA Gymnastics Scandal


Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj

Queen Sugar



Read the news article: Television Academy Honors Announced

"We are so pleased to recognize these extraordinary programs and producers whose work is heightening public awareness and profoundly influencing social change," said Television Academy Chairman and CEO Frank Scherma.

Howard Meltzer, CSA, governor for the Academy's Casting Peer Group, chaired this year's Television Academy Honors selection committee, with Jill Sanford serving as vice-chair.

"The Academy Honors Committee is thrilled once again to recognize television that is not only excellent but strives to inform, move, and impact its audience by highlighting important issues facing our society," said Meltzer. "Now more than ever, television remains one of the most powerful mediums to reach and touch people. We applaud those brave visionaries who choose to tell difficult and empowering stories," added Sanford.

In light of recent state and nationwide directives regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, the Honors Awards ceremony originally scheduled for April has been postponed indefinitely.

updated 4.2.20

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