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J.J. Abrams to receive special Emmy

NEW YORK - J.J. Abrams may be immersed in a galaxy far, far away these days, but he’s taking a break from work on the new “Star Wars” film to accept a special honor at the 41st International Emmy Awards Gala.

Zachary Quinto, who recently reprised his role of Spock in Abrams’ successful reboot of the “Star Trek” franchise, will present the honorary International Emmy Founders Award to Abrams at the Monday night (this morning, Korea time) awards ceremony at the Hilton New York.

“J.J. Abrams is probably the most interesting creative talent in the industry right now. He’s a great writer, producer, director and an amazing creator,” said Bruce L. Paisner, president and CEO of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. “He already at age 47 has a number of classic television shows like ‘Felicity’ and ‘Lost’ that have set a model for all kinds of shows that came afterward.”

The presentation to Abrams will highlight the awards ceremony in which 36 nominees from 19 countries will be competing for International Emmys in nine categories. Britain and Brazil shared the lead for nominations with six apiece, followed by France with three. South Korea, Mexico, Germany and South Africa each had two nominations. AP
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