THE CREATIVE COALITION PRESENTS THE SIXTH ANNUAL TELEVISION HUMANITARIAN AWARDS HONORING UZO ADUBA, RICKY GERVAIS, SIENNA MILLER, YVONNE ORJI, AMY POEHLER, BILLY PORTER, PHYLICIA RASHAD, MIRA SORVINO, AND NBC’S “NEW AMSTERDAM”
Emmy-nominated stars come together in first ever virtual dinner and awards show to support the arts, streaming exclusively on Variety’s Facebook and YouTube channels
September 14, 2020 (NEW YORK, NY)– The Creative Coalition will present the sixth annual Television Humanitarian Awards, honoring actors Uzo Aduba, Ricky Gervais, Sienna Miller, Yvonne Orji, Amy Poehler, Billy Porter, Phylicia Rashad, Mira Sorvino, and the cast and producers of “New Amsterdam.” Variety’s Marc Malkin will emcee the event streaming exclusively on Variety’s Facebook and YouTube channels at 6:30PM PDT on September 17, 2020.
Now in its sixth year, this highly anticipated Emmy week event honors prominent figures in the television industry as well as 2020 Emmy Award nominees who use the power of their celebrity for social good. The event is produced by actor and producer Erich Bergen.
“The Creative Coalition has a long history of honoring the most significant leaders in the entertainment industry for their charity and advocacy work,” said The Creative Coalition CEO Robin Bronk. “In the lead-up to this year’s Emmy Awards, we are so thrilled to recognize some of TV’s biggest stars who use their platform to make a positive difference.”
For the first time, this year’s event will be a virtual interactive experience including dinner deliveries, VIP breakout rooms, and awards ceremony. During the event, The Creative Coalition will also premiere its newest “Spotlight Initiative” PSA focusing on the untold story of obesity.
Additional special guests include Alan Cumming, Jason Dirden, Jason Isaacs, Natasha Lyonne, Audra McDonald, Issa Rae, Melora Walters, and the Muppets™, as well as actor and The Creative Coalition President Tim Daly, The Creative Coalition Chairman of the Board Michael Frankfurt, and The Creative Coalition CEO Robin Bronk.
All proceeds from the special charity event benefit The Creative Coalition’s year-round work to protect and advance the arts. The Creative Coalition’s Television Humanitarian Awards are graciously supported by Novo Nordisk Inc.
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About The Creative Coalition
The Creative Coalition is the premier nonprofit, nonpartisan 501(c)(3) social and public advocacy organization of the arts and entertainment community. Founded in 1989 by prominent members of the creative community, The Creative Coalition is dedicated to educating, mobilizing, and activating its members on issues of public importance. Actor Tim Daly serves as the organization’s President. The Creative Coalition also creates award-winning public service campaigns including #RightToBearArts to promote the efficacy of the arts. For more information, visit https://thecreativecoalition.org.
About The Creative Coalition’s Television Humanitarian Awards
Bestowed since 2015, previous Television Humanitarian Award recipients include Debra Messing, Chrissy Metz, Keegan-Michael Key, Anthony Anderson, Jill Soloway, Patricia Heaton, Alan Cumming, Alfre Woodard, Tim Robbins, Terry Crews, Patricia Arquette, Finn Wolfhard, Alyssa Milano, Henry Winkler, and Laverne Cox, among others. For more information, click here. Gracious thanks to sponsor Novo Nordisk Inc.
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