The PGA Awards is ready to celebrate Mindy Kaling with a prestigious honor. The prolific screenwriter, actress, producer and author has been named as this year’s recipient of the Guild’s Norman Lear Achievement Award. The Hollywood Reporter confirmed the news.
The award, given in recognition of a producer or producing team for their body of work on the small screen, includes Shonda Rhimes (“Grey’s Anatomy,” “Bridgerton”), Marta Kauffman (“Friends,” “Grace & Frankie”), and Are included. Amy Sherman-Palladino (“Gilmore Girls,” “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”) on her previous honors.
Kaling will receive the award at the 34th Annual PGA Awards on February 25.
“It is an honor to be asked to receive the Norman Lear Prize, an award named after the prolific and prolific creator I am so inspired by. It is humbling to join this distinguished group of past recipients, and I am very grateful to the Producers Guild for this recognition,” said Kaling.
PGA Presidents Stephanie Allen and Donald De Line said, “Comedy can break boundaries and advance culture; Mindy Kaling’s immense contribution to the television comedy landscape is a prime example of this truth. Kaling is best known for her groundbreaking work on The Office, the widely loved and infinitely rewatchable contemporary classic, but it’s her work creating the 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 proved just how much audiences crave fun, relatable stories about characters they love. We have rarely seen him as a television hero. We are very pleased to present him with the Norman Lear Award at this year’s PGA Awards ceremony.
Kaling is a six-time Emmy nominee whose production credits include “The Office,” “The Mindy Project,” “The Sex Lives of College Girls,” and “Never Have I Ever.” She co-produced the latter three series. She had a supporting role in “The Office” and led “The Mindy Project”. Kaling produced and wrote 2019’s “Late Night”, a comedy about the first female TV writer hired by a late night host. He co-starred with Emma Thompson in the film. She was last seen in the second season of the Apple TV+ drama “The Morning Show”, in which she has a recurring role.