Issa Rae’s “Insecure” emerged victorious.
The popular HBO series, which concluded its five seasons in December, is among the winners of this year’s Television Academy Honors.
The Television Academy highlighted programming “across many platforms and genres that raises awareness of the complex issues facing society” over the past 15 years.
The half-hour, Peabody Award-winning comedy-drama – created and starring bestselling author “Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl” – revolves around a group of black millennials exploring the ups and downs of life and love in South Central Los Angeles.
Other winners this year include HBO’s documentary ‘Black and Missing’, HBO Max’s miniseries about the AIDS crisis ‘It’s a Sin’, FX’s ‘Reservation Dogs’ about Indigenous teenagers in Oklahoma, Padma Lakshmi’s Hulu food series “Taste the Nation: Holiday Edition,” Tom Beard’s COVID-19 documentary “The Year Earth Changed,” and Emmy-winning drama “Dopesick,” starring Michael Keaton, Peter Saargard and Rosario Dawson.
“Now more than ever, television informs and galvanizes audiences around the world,” Television Academy President and CEO Frank Scherma said in the announcement. “These seven remarkable programs have enlightened viewers and championed some of the most important issues facing our global community.”
National Geographic documentary “Fauci,” Netflix’s emotionally evocative drama series “MAID,” and the gripping History Channel documentary “Tulsa Burning: The 1921 Race Massacre” received special recognition for what the academy called “thoughtful content.” and pro-social”.
According to the Television Academy, recipients of the honors will be celebrated at a celebration this summer.