Tyler Perry will be awarded the 2020 Governors Award from the Television Academy at the 2020 Emmy Awards!
The 50-year-old mogul and his company, The Perry Foundation, are receiving the award for “achievements in television and his organization’s commitment to offering opportunities to marginalized communities through its programs of inclusion, engagement, employment and other philanthropic initiatives.”
“Tyler Perry has changed the face of television and inspired a new generation of content creators. He pioneered a new brand of storytelling that engages people of color both in front of and behind the camera, and his shows have resonated with a global audience,” Governors Award selection committee Chair Eva Basler said in a statement (via IndieWire).
Congrats to Tyler!
The 2020 Emmy Awards will take place virtually on September 20 and you can check out the full list of nominees right here.
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