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18 November 2012 @ 10:03 pm
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Jean-Ralphio Saperstein
18 November 2012 @ 11:28 pm
Monday marks the 40th edition of the International Emmys. Nominees for the global kudos can be found here. In addition, the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is presenting Founders Awards to Ryan Murphy, Alan Alda and Norman Lear.

Ted Johnson of Variety has an interview with Alda and Lear discussing their changing perspectives on the intersection of their careers, entertainment and politics, while Susan Young contributed a pair of stories on Murphy, one discussing his intense storytelling drive, the other looking ahead to future projects.


Ryan Murphy: No boundary left uncrossed

Like any good journalist, former newsprint foot soldier Ryan Murphy is filled with curiosity and the drive to tell a good story.

From asking the iconic "Nip/Tuck" question "Tell me what don't you like about yourself?" to exploring his own story about becoming a parent through a surrogate in the comedy "The New Normal," Murphy knows how to make a TV series personal to his viewers.

Not surprisingly, the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has selected Murphy as the recipient of the 2012 International Emmy Founders Award, which recognizes an individual who has made an impact on the television industry and crosses cultural boundaries.

"Working with Ryan makes you feel seen," says "New Normal" co-producer Ali Adler, who also worked with him on "Glee." "Not just in a collaborative way, but in using the world's unseen -- gays, multiracial, disabled -- he speaks to people that aren't always spoken to, and in doing so, touches a nation of people not touched before. "

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