The Producers Guild of America (PGA) introduced as we speak that Mindy Kaling will likely be honored with the Guild’s Norman Lear Achievement Award. Kaling will obtain the award on the thirty fourth annual PGA Awards on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2023 at The Beverly Hilton.
The Norman Lear Award acknowledges a producer or producing staff for his or her extraordinary physique of labor in tv. Previous honorees embrace Greg Berlanti, Marta Kauffman, Amy Sherman-Palladino, Ryan Murphy, Shonda Rhimes, Dick Wolf, Jerry Bruckheimer, Lorne Michaels, Aaron Spelling, David E. Kelley and Norman Lear himself.
“It is such an honor to be asked to receive the Norman Lear Award, a prize named after the prolific and groundbreaking producer I am so inspired by. To be included in this prestigious group of past recipients is humbling, and I’m so grateful to the Producers Guild for this recognition,” mentioned Kaling.
A six-time Emmy nominee, Kaling’s credit as a producer embrace the tv collection The Office, The Mindy Project (which she co-created and starred in), Champions, Four Weddings and a Funeral, The Sex Lives of College Girls and Never Have I Ever. She additionally produced and wrote Late Night, a comedy characteristic through which Kaling starred as an bold late-night TV author who butts heads with the speak present’s host (performed by Emma Thompson).
“Comedy can break boundaries and push culture forward; Mindy Kaling‘s immense contributions to the television comedy landscape are prime examples of this truth,” mentioned PGA presidents Stephanie Allain and Donald De Line in a joint assertion. “Kaling is known for her trailblazing work on The Office, a widely loved and infinitely rewatchable contemporary classic, but it’s her work producing series from diverse female perspectives that is reshaping the industry. From The Mindy Project, to Never Have I Ever, to The Sex Lives of College Girls, Kaling has proven just how much audiences have been craving funny, relatable stories about characters we’ve rarely see as television protagonists. We are so happy to present her with the Norman Lear Award at this year’s PGA Awards ceremony.”