The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced today 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 television industry.  Murphy will receive the award at the 29th Annual Producers Guild Awardspresented 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.

Ryan Murphy is an Emmy, Golden Globe, and Peabody Award-winning screenwriter, producer and director. He created the groundbreaking television drama “Nip/Tuck,” which won the Golden Globe for Best Television Series in 2005 and ran for six seasons, he created the Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning series “Glee,” the Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning anthology series “American Horror Story,” “Scream Queens,” the Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning anthology series “American Crime Story,” and most recently, FX’s Emmy-winning anthology series “Feud: Bette and Joan” Murphy wrote and directed the Golden Globe-nominated film “Running with Scissors,” starring Annette Bening and Gwyneth Paltrow, and the box office hit “Eat, Pray, Love,” starring Julia Roberts and Javier Bardem. In 2014, he directed the HBO movie “The Normal Heart,” which received Emmy and Golden Globe awards including the Emmy for Outstanding Television Movie. Murphy’s “American Horror Story: Cult” the series’ seventh installment, premiered on FX in September 2017. In January 2018, Murphy will debut “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” on FX and the procedural drama “9-1-1” on Fox.


The Producers Guild of America is the non-profit trade group that represents, protects and promotes the interests of all members of the producing team in film, television and new media. The Producers Guild has more than 8,100 members who work together to protect and improve their careers, the industry and community by providing members with employment opportunities, seeking to expand health benefits, promoting fair and impartial standards for the awarding of producing credits, as well as other education and advocacy efforts such as encouraging sustainable production practices.  For more information and the latest updates, please visit Producers Guild of America websites