TV Academy Sets Sean Penn To Receive Bob Hope Humanitarian Award, Adding Six To Hall Of Fame

The six Hall of Fame honorees are Debbie Allen, the six-time Emmy-winning director/choreographer; Ken Burns, the 16-time Emmy winner and documentarian; Bob Daly, the former chairman of Warner Bros; Robert L. Johnson, the founder of BET; Rita Moreno, actress and EGOT winner; and Donald A. Morgan, an 11-time Emmy winner and director of photography and lighting design.

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Debbie Allen To Receive Governors Award At Primetime Emmys

The Television Academy said Thursday that Debbie Allen will receive the 2021 Governors Award, bestowed on the dancer-choreographer-actress-writer-producer-director “for her unprecedented achievements in television and her commitment to inspire and engage marginalized youth through dance, theater arts and mentorship.”

Allen will be recognized during the Primetime Emmy Awards telecast September 19 on CBS and Paramount+.

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