MATT LUCAS TO HOST INTERNATIONAL EMMY® AWARDS GALA IN NEW YORK, ON NOVEMBER 24
British Comedian & Writer’s Credits Include Hit TV Comedy Series Come Fly With Me and Little Britain & Blockbuster Films Alice In Wonderland and Bridesmaids
NEW YORK, October 23, 2014 – The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced today that Matt Lucas, who has been entertaining audiences worldwide both as an actor and writer on television (Come Fly with Me, Little Britain) and film (Alice in Wonderland, Bridesmaids) will host the International Emmy® Awards Gala, on November 24, 2014 at the Hilton New York Hotel.
“Matt Lucas is one of the most talented comedic performers and writers of his generation and we’re delighted to have him headlining the International Emmy® Awards this year as our host.” said Bruce L. Paisner, President & CEO of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
Matt Lucas reaped massive success in Shooting Stars, Come Fly With Me and, of course, the smash hit series Little Britain. He went on to play Tweedledum and Tweedledee in Tim Burton’s Alice In Wonderland (and the forthcoming Alice Through The Looking Glass) and Kristen Wiig’s flatmate in the award-winning film Bridesmaids. He also played the lead role of Franklyn in Jonas Åkerlund’s Small Apartments. In 2011 he fulfilled a lifetime ambition to appear in Les Miserables at London’s Queens Theatre. The same year he set up John Stanley Productions to make shows including The Matt Lucas Awards and his brand new 6-part visual comedy series Pompidou.
Over 1,000 international media and entertainment executives convene in New York each year for the International Emmy® Awards Gala. In addition to the presentation of Emmy® Awards for programming, the Academy will present two special awards. Mad Men Creator and Writer Matthew Weiner will receive the 2014 International Emmy® Founders Award. Roberto Irineu Marinho, CEO & President, Globo Organization will receive the 2014 International Emmy® Directorate Award.
This year’s Gala partners are: Phoenix Satellite Television, Globo, Microsoft, Ernst & Young, Deluxe, Mipcom, 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 and International Emmy® Kids Awards Ceremonies held in New York, The International Digital Emmy® Awardsat 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 twenty categories: Arts Programming; Best Performance by an Actress; Best Performance by an Actor; Current Affairs; Comedy; Digital Program: Children & Young People; Digital Program: Fiction; Digital Program: Non-Fiction; Documentary; Drama Series; Kids: Preschool; Kids: Animation; Kids: Factual; Kids: Non-Scripted Entertainment; Kids: Series; Kids: TV Movie/Mini-Series News; Non-Scripted Entertainment; Telenovela; TV Movie/Mini-Series. For more information go to www.iemmys.tv. The International Academy also recognizes Non-English Language US primetime programming, with a new category added to the 2014 International Emmy® Awards competition.
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