Tyler Perry To Receive 2020 Governor's Award At Emmys

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Entertainment mogul Tyler Perry, alongside The Perry Foundation, have been selected as recipients of the Television Academy’s 2020 Governors Award.

Perry will be awarded for his achievements in the TV industry and his commitment to giving opportunities to underrepresented communities through The Perry Foundation programs which are dedicated to employment, engagement, inclusion, and philanthropic initiatives, Deadline reports.

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“I’m grateful for and humbled by this recognition from the Television Academy,” said Perry. “I’ve always prided myself on the work we do at the studio, our diverse representation of people from all walks of life, and the community we’ve built. My hope is that through moments like this we can remind others of the power of ownership and show that when the world doesn’t offer you a seat at the table, you can build your own.”

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Perry’s history of philanthropic works has supported charities including Global Medical Relief Fund, Charity Water, Feeding America, Covenant House, Hosea Feed the Hungry, Project Adventure and Perry Place. The Perry Foundation also assisted in rebuilding communities affected by  2010 earthquakes in Haiti, Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico in 2017, and Hurricane Dorian in 2019. 

Perry will receive the Emmy award on September 20 during the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards on ABC.

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