Vanessa Williams to Host the Sixth Annual TV Land Awards, June 15
– Honourees Mike Myers, Garry Marshall, Jonathan Winters and the cast of Roseanne and The Golden Girls to be in attendance –
Multi-talented actress and singer Vanessa Williams (Ugly Betty) is set to host the sixth annual TV Land Awards. The 90-minute star-studded show, featuring honourees Mike Myers, Garry Marshall, Jonathan Winters and the casts of Roseanne and The Golden Girls, tapes on Sunday, June 8 at The Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, CA and premieres on Sunday, June 15 at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT on TV Land.
The TV Land Awards is an annual salute to the best and brightest in the world of entertainment. This year the show features reunions of some of TV’s most iconic casts, rousing musical performances and the always-popular television show parody. For the first time ever, the show also honours motion picture favourites.
This year’s honorees are pop culture icons that represent a cross-section of television and film.
THE LEGACY OF LAUGHTER AWARD – Mike Myers
Presented to a performer who is funny, funny, and then funny again. This artist creates timeless comedy, bringing to life characters, stories, and moments that are comically absurd, yet completely real.
THE LEGEND AWARD – Garry Marshall
This award is presented to an entertainer who has stood the test of time and ranks among the most memorable and celebrated in TV and movie history.
THE PIONEER AWARD – Jonathan Winters
Given to performers who distinguished themselves by pushing back the frontiers of the media and bringing true originality to the world of entertainment.
INNOVATOR AWARD – Roseanne
This award is presented to a series whose influence is still felt and evident in television today. A show that carved out new territory, redefined elements of the genre, and opened new pathways for others to follow.
THE POP CULTURE AWARD – The Golden Girls
This award is presented to a show that crossed the line from television series to pop culture phenomenon