September 01, 2021
Awards News

Television Academy Honors to be Presented in Reimagined Format

The Television Academy announced today that the 14th Television Academy Honors will be presented in a one-hour special program narrated by Issa Rae, streaming Friday, Sept. 3, at 8:00 p.m. EDT/5:00 p.m. PDT on

The virtual Honors recognition ceremony has a fresh new format this season that more effectively explores the concept and creation of the winning programs and the impact they have had on television viewers. Rae will narrate the one-hour, documentary-style special featuring the seven exceptional television programs announced earlier this year that are impacting society through thoughtful, powerful and innovative storytelling. Producers and talent representing all of this year's honored programs provide a unique look at what inspired their work and their thoughts on television's ability to spark positive social change.

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The Television Academy Honors annually celebrates programs across numerous platforms and genres that elevate complex issues facing society. This year's honorees used their talents to produce compelling programs, in both fictional and nonfictional works, to address the U.S. criminal justice system, climate change, sexual assault, immigration, race relations, the impact of social networking and LGBTQ+ persecution. They are: For Life (ABC), I Am Greta (Hulu), I May Destroy You (HBO), Little America (Apple TV+), The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (Comedy Central), The Social Dilemma (Netflix), and Welcome to Chechnya (HBO).

Issa Rae, nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety Sketch Series, is an American actress, writer, producer and web-series creator. With her own unique flare and infectious sense of humor, Rae first garnered attention for her award-winning web series and the accompanying New York Times best-seller, "The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl." She created and stars in the hit HBO show, Insecure, for which she has received multiple Emmy and Golden Globe nominations. Rae made her film debut in the acclaimed drama The Hate U Give. In 2020 she starred in Netflix's The Lovebirds, a romantic comedy, and the HBO political-satire drama Coastal Elites.

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Stephanie Goodell
breakwhitelight (for the Television Academy)

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