Lorne Michaels to Receive Cannes Lions’ Inaugural Entertainment Person of the Year Award (EXCLUSIVE)

Variety | 5/13/2019 | Variety Staff
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Lorne Michaels, creator and executive producer of “Saturday Night Live,” will be honored with Cannes Lions’ first Entertainment Person of the Year award.

The advertising festival is introducing the award to recognize the role entertainment plays in the marketing and communications industry, honoring an individual whose creativity inspires others to produce compelling, meaningful and entertaining content.

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Michaels, a 16-time Emmy winner, has been a driving cultural force for four decades across TV, film and theater. He is best known for “SNL,” the longest-running weekly late-night show in TV history that is currently in its 44th season.

“We’re delighted to present this very special award to Lorne Michaels,” Philip Thomas, chairman of Cannes Lions, said in a statement. “An esteemed industry legend, he is an individual who perfectly illustrates the impact of great storytelling and culture, which can support the marketing and communications industry to strive for creative excellence and engage and inspire audiences across the world.”

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Michaels will be presented with the award at the 66th Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity during the evening awards show on Thursday, June...
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