Tyler Perry is a well-known person in the entertainment industry, especially where film and television are involved. You most certainly have seen one of his beloved and iconic productions, whether it was a movie, a show or play – that's right theatre lovers he’s conquered that realm too.
Perry is receiving yet another well-deserved award for his work. On Tuesday, Deadline reported that Perry and his company, The Perry Foundation, will be presented with the Governors Award at the 2020 Primetime Emmy ceremony that will air on ABC Sept.20.
Perry will be the first individual to receive the Governors Award in approximately three decades; bringing the award back to its roots. However, one major difference in the presenting of the award is that the Govenors award will be presented at the main Emmy ceremony instead of at the Creative Arts Emmys.
According to Deadline, Perry is being recognized for his achievements in television as well as the work he has done through The Perry Foundation to offer opportunities to marginalized communities.
Eva Basler, Chair of the Governors Award Selection committee, stated that Perry was selected because he “changed the face of television”, in doing so he inspired a new generation of content creators. Debra Curtis, Vice Chair of the Governors Award Selection Committee, stated Perry’s “influence has extended far beyond the screen. His commitment to a broad range of philanthropic causes has had a profound impact on underserved communities around the world.”
Earlier this year we reported that the 2020 Emmys will be completely virtual. Award recipients will be filmed in their homes and were told by the show's producers to have a more relaxed ensemble. So, there is no telling what Perry will be wearing when he accepts his award but fans can expect one heck of a speech that might even top his 2019 BET Ultimate Icon Award speech.
Looking to catch up on Perry’s more recent works? Some of Perry’s current running shows include “Sistas”, “The Oval” and “Ruthless” all of which are on the BET network.