The Television Academy announced today that it will stream the 13th Television Academy Honors, hosted by Jameela Jamil, on Tuesday evening, Sept. 8, 2020, at 9:00 p.m. EDT/6:00 p.m. PDT on TelevisionAcademy.com.
The Honors recognition ceremony has been reimagined as a virtual event this year due to production restrictions resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic and will stream for the first time on TelevisionAcademy.com. Jamil will host the evening featuring the six exceptional television programs announced earlier this year that are impacting society through thoughtful, powerful and inclusive storytelling.
Jameela Jamil, nominated for a People’s Choice Award for favorite comedy television star, is an actress, writer, host and advocate first seen on American television in the Emmy-nominated series The Good Place. Recently, Jamil reprised her role as host on the TBS game show The Misery Index; voiced Auntie Pushpa in the Disney series Mira, Royal Detective; and judged HBO Max’s new competition show Legendary. She is the founder of the activism platform I Weigh and host of the podcast I Weigh with Jameela Jamil as well as her YouTube channel.
The Television Academy Honors annually celebrates programs across numerous platforms and genres that shed light on complex issues and challenges facing our society. This year’s honorees include some of the most meaningful and impactful programs of 2019, which addressed women’s rights, mental health, substance abuse and addiction, sexual abuse, race relations, and gender discrimination. They are: 16 Shots (Showtime), At the Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal (HBO), Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj (Netflix), Queen Sugar (OWN), Unbelievable (Netflix), and Watchmen (HBO).
Awards will be accepted by:
- Erin Lee Carr (At the Heart of Gold)
- Susannah Grant (Unbelievable)
- Regina King (Watchmen)
- Damon Lindelof (Watchmen)
- Hasan Minhaj (Patriot Act)
- Richard Rowley (16 Shots)
- Anthony Sparks (Queen Sugar)