- Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017
- LOS ANGELES
The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced that groundbreaking television and film producer, Ryan Murphy, will be honored with the Guild’s 2018 Norman Lear Achievement Award in Television, recognizing the Emmy®-winning producer’s outstanding contributions to the TV industry. Murphy will receive the award at the 29th Annual Producers Guild Awards presented by Cadillac on January 20, 2018 at The Beverly Hilton hotel in Los Angeles.
Murphy has won four Emmys, two PGA Awards, and was the recipient of the PGA’s 2014 Stanley Kramer Award for his work on the Emmy-winning television movie “The Normal Heart.” He is the creative force behind some of the most buzz-worthy television shows of the past two decades including: the anthology series “American Horror Story,” “American Crime Story,” and “Feud”; as well as “Nip/Tuck,” and “Glee.” Murphy recently wrapped production on “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” starring Edgar Ramirez, Penelope Cruz, and Ricky Martin, which will premiere on FX in early 2018.
Producers 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.”
James L. Brooks was the 2017 recipient of the PGA’s Norman Lear Award. Previous honorees include Shonda Rhimes, Mark Gordon, Chuck Lorre, J.J. Abrams, Dick Wolf, Jerry Bruckheimer, Lorne Michaels, David L. Wolper, Aaron Spelling, Carsey/Werner/Mandabach, Steven Bochco, David E. Kelley, Mark Burnett, and Norman Lear, himself.