'The Big C,' 'The Fosters,' 'Vice' honored by Television Academy

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Awardees for the seventh annual Television Academy Honors were announced on Wednesday, with seven series, including cancer dramedy The Big C: Hereafter, family drama The Fosters (pictured), and news program Vice, recognized for bringing awareness to important social issues.

The full list of series being feted by the Television Academy includes Showtime’s Comedy Warriors: Healing Through Humor, HBO’s Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God, CBS sitcom Mom, and Conde Nast Entertainment and Glamour’s Screw You Cancer. These shows tackled topics such as post-traumatic stress disorder, sex abuse in the church, alcoholism, cancer, and the foster care system.

“The programs being honored this year are some of the most emotionally moving and socially powerful programs on television,” Television Academy chairman and CEO Bruce Rosenblum said in a statement. “As our industry evolves, it is exciting to see this type of smart and empowering content presented across such a wide variety of distribution platforms.”

The honorees were chosen by the Television Academy Honors Selection Committee. The programs will be further recognized through daily content on the Academy’s digital platforms and on Yahoo TV beginning the week of May 25. They will also be celebrated with a cocktail reception hosted by Dana Delany in Beverly Hills on June 1.

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