television_academy_logo_masterThe Television Academy today announced this year’s honorees for the Seventh Annual Television Academy Honors. They are The Big C: hereafter, Comedy Warriors: Healing Through Humor, The Fosters, Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence In The House Of God, Mom, Screw You Cancer and Vice. The recipients are being honored for using the power of television to bring awareness to important social issues. For the first time this year, beginning the week of May 25, the recipients will be celebrated with special daily content on the Television Academy’s digital platforms and on Yahoo TV. Dana Delany will host the awards ceremony set for June 1 at the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills. Click over for a description of the honorees:

Recipients of the Seventh Annual Television Academy Honors are:

· The Big C: hereafter (Showtime) – The Big C: hereafter is the fitting conclusion to Cathy’s (Laura Linney) journey of battling Stage Four melanoma. With the help of her husband (Oliver Platt), son, brother and former student, Cathy’s valiant fight ends the way she wanted it to—with dignity, humor and strength, surrounded by those who loved her. (Executive Produced by Jenny Bicks, Darlene Hunt, Laura Linney, Michael Engler, Richard Heus, Vivian Cannon and Neal H. Moritz)

· Comedy Warriors: Healing Through Humor (Showtime) – Five severely wounded Iraq and Afghanistan veterans explore their experiences through the healing power of humor. This program follows their journey as they work with professional comedy writers and A-list comedians (including Lewis Black, Zach Galifianakis and Bob Saget) who help them craft stand-up comedy routines, giving them lighter perspectives from which to view their injuries and their lives. (Executive Produced by Steven C. Beer)

· The Fosters “Pilot” (ABC Family) – The Fosters has carved its own niche within the ever-evolving landscape of modern television. The show focuses on a multi-ethnic family of foster and biological kids being raised by two mothers (Teri Polo and Sherri Saum). They have built a close-knit, loving family when their lives are disrupted in unexpected ways by the addition of a hardened teen girl who has spent her life in the foster care system. (Executive Produced by Peter Paige, Brad Bredeweg, Joanna Johnson, Greg Gugliotta, Jennifer Lopez, Benny Medina, John Ziffren and Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas)

· Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God (HBO) – Around the world to the highest office of the Vatican, a systematic conspiracy existed to silence victims of sexual abuse. This program investigates the secret crimes of Father Lawrence Murphy, a charismatic Milwaukee priest who abused more than 200 deaf children in a school under his control. At the heart of the film is a small group of deaf heroes who sought to protect other children and courageously exposed the priest who had abused them. (Executive Produced by Lori Singer, Jessica Kingdon and Sheila Nevins)

· Mom “Zombies and Cobb Salad” (CBS) – From Executive Producer Chuck Lorre, Mom is a unique scripted half-hour comedy which addresses the issue of recovery from alcoholism and drug addiction. The show centers on Christy and Bonnie (Allison Janney and Anna Faris), an alcoholic mother and daughter who have been reunited by sobriety. The show explores the impact of alcoholism on families when Christy discovers that her mother Bonnie has relapsed after two years of sobriety. (Executive Produced by Eddie Gorodetsky, Chuck Lorre and Nick Bakay)

· Screw You Cancer (Condé Nast Entertainment/GLAMOUR) – Caitlin Brodnick, a 28-year-old comedian living in New York City with her husband, shares her life-changing decision to have a preventative double mastectomy after learning she is BRCA-1 positive. In this docu-series, viewers accompany Caitlin as she faces this journey with humor, honesty and empowering determination. (Executive Produced by Dawn Ostroff and Michael Klein)

· Vice (HBO) – Vice presents a style of news coverage that is unlike anything else on television. The newsmagazine covers groundbreaking and shocking stories which are often overlooked by mainstream media outlets, including out-of-control political assassinations in the Philippines, children used as suicide bombers, an underground railroad that rescues North Korean women from sex slavery and the precarious nuclear stare-down in Kashmir. (Executive Produced by Bill Maher)