The International TV Academy has named Ryan Murphy the recipient of its 2012 Founders Award.
Murphy, the co-creator of current shows “Glee” and “American Horror Story” as well as upcoming NBC comedy “The New Normal,” will receive the honor at the 40th International Emmy Awards Gala on Nov. 19 in New York.
Murphy has been nominated as an individual for seven Emmys, while his shows, including long-running FX drama “Nip/Tuck,” have earned a total of 69 nominations.
“Throughout his career, Ryan Murphy has masterfully redefined storytelling to create unprecedented atmospheres and characters that celebrate human difference, be it dark, as in ‘Nip/Tuck,’ or hopeful, as in ‘Glee,’ ” International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences prexy and CEO Bruce L. Paisner said. “We are looking forward to recognizing his creative accomplishments.”