‘Insecure’, ‘Reservation Dogs’, ‘It’s A Sin’ Receive Television Academy Honors
The Television Academy has unveiled the seven programs that will be featured in its upcoming 15th annual Television Academy Honors, which celebrates outstanding shows that have harnessed the immense power of television to fuel social change.
Among the winners are the HBO comedy-drama PrecariousCreated by Issa Rae and Larry Wilmore, FX on Hulu’s Teen Comedy Reservation dogsby Sterlin Harjo and Taika Waititi, HBO Max drama series It’s a sin by Russell T. Davies and the Hulu miniseries Dopecreated by Danny Strong.
Programming also includes documentary/non-fiction series black and missing, Taste the Nation: Holiday Editionand the special documentary The year the earth changed.
“Now more than ever, television informs and galvanizes audiences around the world,” Television Academy President and CEO Frank Scherma said (via Variety). “These seven remarkable programs have enlightened viewers and championed some of the most important issues facing our global community. We are pleased to honor these extraordinary programs and producers who are committed to influencing social change.
Topics explored among this year’s honorees include drug addiction, racism, immigration, the AIDS crisis, law enforcement, Native American culture, anti-Asian-American hatred, issues facing black women and the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the world.
“The Academy Honors Committee was thrilled to receive so many amazing submissions for this award, and we were inspired by the groundbreaking production and storytelling from across our industry,” said Jill Sanford, Peer Group Governor. of children’s programming that presided over this year’s television. Academy Honors Selection Committee.
She continued, “We applaud the producers, directors and performers who have used their voices and their platforms to elevate these important social issues and initiate change.”
The upcoming event will also give special recognition to three other programs: National Geographic’s FauciNetflix Drama Maidand the History Channel Tulsa Burning: The 1921 Massacre.
An event honoring the recipients is planned for this summer. More details have yet to be announced.
Below is the full list of Television Academy Honors recipients.
black and missing (HBO Documentary Films presents in association with SO’B Productions) – HBO / HBO Max
Dope (Hulu, Danny Strong Productions, John Goldwyn Productions, The Littlefield Company, 20th Television) — Hulu
Precarious (HBO in association with Hoorae Productions, Penny for Your Thoughts Entertainment and 3 Arts Entertainment) — HBO/HBO Max
It’s a sin (HBO Max presents a production by Red Production Company in association with Channel 4 Television) —HBO/HBO Max
Reservation dogs (FX Productions) — (FX Networks)
Taste the Nation: Holiday Edition (Hulu, Part 2 Pictures, Delicious Entertainment) — Hulu
The year the earth changed (BBC Studios Natural History Unit in association with Apple) — Apple TV+