Producer Ryan Murphy, best known for the hits “The People vs. O.J. Simpson,” “Glee” and “Nip/Tuck,” will receive the Producers Guild of America’s Norman Lear Achievement Award in Television, the guild announced Tuesday.

The award, recognizing Murphy’s “outstanding contributions to the television industry,” will be presented during the 29th annual Producers Guild Awards on Jan. 20 at the Beverly Hilton.

Murphy has won four Emmys for his work, which includes “American Horror Story,” “American Crime Story” and “FEUD: Bette and Joan.”

“Being a prolific producer is itself an achievement. But it takes a truly unique talent like Ryan Murphy to forge a producing career that touches so many different genres — from horror, to comedy, to musicals, to fact-based drama — and infuse them with such distinctive voice and passion,” PGA Awards Chairs Donald De Line and Amy Pascal said in a joint statement. “In addition to his many other credits, Ryan is even a former producer of the Producers Guild Awards itself, which makes the opportunity to honor him this year even more special.”

Previous recipients of the award include James L. Brooks, Shonda Rhimes, Chuck Lorre, J.J. Abrams, Dick Wolf, Lorne Michaels, Aaron Spelling, David E. Kelley and Mark Burnett.

–Staff and wire reports

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