Amy Sherman-Palladino, who created the reigning Emmy Best Comedy winner The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, has been selected to receive the Producers Guild’s 2019 Norman Lear Achievement Award in Television. The writer-director-producer will be honored January 19 during the 30th annual PGA Awards at the Beverly Hilton.
Sherman, who also created Gilmore Girls and its Netflix revival Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, took two of Mrs. Maisel‘s eight Emmy wins earlier this year for writing and directing, becoming the first woman in the awards’ 70-year history to do so. She won the PGA’s Danny Thomas Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Comedy at the most recent PGA Awards.
“Amy Sherman-Palladino is everything you want a TV producer to be. She’s smart, she’s tenacious, she knows the story she wants to tell and how to put together the right team to tell it,” said PGA presidents Gail Berman and Lucy Fisher in announcing the honor Wednesday. “Her characters and stories may span different eras, but her sensibility is unique and unmistakable. Watch any episode from one of her series for just five minutes, and you’ll instantly understand why she’s built such a wide and passionate following.”
Sherman-Palladino joins a list of honorees for the awards gala that already includes Warner Bros boss Toby Emmerich, Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige and Black-ish creator Kenya Barris.
The PGA Awards nominations in film, TV and animation categories will be announced January 4.