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.”
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