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J.J. Abrams to be honored at Producers Guild Awards
J.J. Abrams, the writer-director-producer behind "Lost" and "Alias," will be awarded the 2013 Norman Lear Achievement Award in Television, an honor that celebrates top creative talent on the small screen. The Sarah Lawrence College graduate will be presented the award at the annual Producers Guild Awards on Jan. 26, 2013.
Producers Guild Awards chairman Michael De Luca said in a statement, “J.J. Abrams has produced some of the most iconic and highest-rated television shows of the past decade and longer … Through his commitment to ingenious storytelling, compelling characters and television programming of the highest quality, he truly lives up to this award’s namesake.”
Abrams also evoked the award’s namesake in his statement about receiving the honor.
"It is an incredible honor to be asked to accept the Producers Guild Norman Lear Award, especially since Mr. Lear is one of my true heroes,” Abrams said. “I feel privileged to be included among the prestigious list of past recipients and look forward to celebrating the work of my fellow producers in January.”
In addition to the above-mentioned shows, Abrams has helmed a range of popular television series and films with his production company, Bad Robot, including “Super 8,” “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol” and the “Star Trek” reboot. This has been a good fall season for Abrams, too: his TV drama, “Revolution,” is the highest-rated new series and was one of the first freshman shows to be picked up for a full season.