Oprah Winfrey and Chris Rock Honor Governors Award Winner Tyler Perry at 2020 Emmys

The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences presented media mogul Tyler Perry and his foundation with the Governors Award — one of its top honors — at the 2020 Emmy Awards ceremony on September 20.

Per the Academy, the Governors Award is presented each year to “an individual, company, organization or project for outstanding achievement in the arts and sciences or management of television which is either of a cumulative nature or so extraordinary and universal in nature as to go beyond the scope of the Emmy Awards presented in the categories and areas of the competition.”

Perry and The Perry Foundation were chosen this year for their ongoing efforts to be inclusive in terms of employment in front of and behind the camera, as well as other philanthropic initiatives.

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