As reported by Variety, the Television Academy have announced their seven recipients of the 2019 Television Academy Honors. The academy recognizes these as “some of the most powerful and impactful television of 2018.”
The shows being honored include ABC’s “A Million Little Things,” FX’s “Pose” and Netflix’s children’s show “Alexa & Katie.” FX’s hit “Pose” is premiering its second season in June, marking the show’s rate of success to be promising. The academy is also honoring the documentary specials “I Am Evidence” from HBO, CNN’s “RBG,” the documentary series “Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story” from Paramount Network and the CW’s “My Last Days.”
From the Variety article,
“As the television industry continues its unprecedented growth and global reach, it’s even more apparent that stories told on television are highly impactful and meaningful to their audiences,” said Television Academy Chairman and CEO Frank Scherma. “We are thrilled to be honoring showrunners and producers who are channeling the extraordinary influence of television to advance positive change in our communities.”
The listed honorees will be highlighted and discussed on for their “complex issues and challenges facing our society with extraordinary impact. Honorees have explored and exposed these issues through remarkable storytelling that enlightens, educates and motivates audiences,” the Television Academy states. The honors are their own distinct recognition, in par with Emmy prestige, but varied.
As described on the Emmy homepage,
The Television Academy Honors celebrates and recognizes programming that creates awareness, enlightens, educates and/or positively motivates audiences. Established in 2008, this prestigious award is separate and distinct from Emmy’s recognition of television excellence.
The selection committee was chaired by TV Academy casting group governor Howard Melter, and vice chair Mitch Waldow. The Television Academy Honors will be held on Thursday, May 30, at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel.