New York, November 15, 2012 – The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced today that 2 time Academy Award winner and 2 time Emmy winner, Jessica Lange, star of American Horror Story will present the 2012 International Emmy Founders Award to Ryan Murphy at the 40th International Emmy® Awards, on Monday, November 19 at the Hilton New York.

To celebrate the Academy’s anniversary Ryan Murphy will present the 40th Anniversary Special Founders Award to television legends Norman Lear (All in The Family) and Alan Alda (M*A*S*H*) while Musician/Producer/Entrepreneur J.Y. Park will present the 2012 International Emmy Directorate Award to Korean Broadcasting System President & CEO, also President of Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union, Dr. Kim In-Kyu.

Host Regis Philbin will be joined on stage by Jessica Lange, Ryan Murphy, Alan Alda, Norman Lear, JY. Park and a cast of presenters including, to date: Victor Garber (NBC’s mid-season Deception, Argo & Titanic), Donnie Wahlberg (Blue Bloods), Bridget Moynahan (Blue Bloods), Kelly Rutherford (Gossip Girl), Matthew Settle (Gossip Girl); Rachael Taylor (666 Park Avenue), Pat Mitchell (Paley Center President & CEO and Host of At the Paley Center), Cheyenne Jackson (The Performers, Price Check). Telenovela actress Edith González; German TV personalities Joko and Klaas, Brazilian Actor Marcello Serrado and Indian actress Prerna Wanvari.

The International Emmy® Awards recognize excellence in television programming produced outside of the United States. 1,000 international entertainment decision-makers from over 50 countries attend the International Emmy® Awards Gala in New York every year.

For a list of nominees, visit This year’s partners include: Phoenix Satellite Television, Globo, Microsoft, Dori Media Group, Ernst & Young, Deluxe, Miptv, Sofitel Luxury Hotels and Variety.

About the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences 

The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is a membership based organization comprised of leading media and entertainment figures from over 50 countries and 500 companies from all sectors of television including internet, mobile and technology. The Academy’s yearly schedule of events includes the prestigious International Emmy® Awards Ceremony held in New York, The International Digital Emmy® Awards at MIPTV and a series of industry events such as Academy Day, the International Emmy® World Television Festival and Panels on substantive industry topics. The Academy was chartered with a mission to recognize excellence in television produced outside of the United States and it presents The International Emmy® Awards in the following fifteen categories: Arts Programming; Best Performance by an Actress; Best Performance by an Actor; Current Affairs; Children & Young People; Comedy; Digital Program: Children & Young People; Digital Program: Fiction; Digital Program: Non-Fiction; Documentary; Drama Series; News; Non-Scripted Entertainment; Telenovela; TV Movie/Mini-Series.  For more information go to  


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