RYAN MURPHY Honored With Distinguished Critics Choice Louis XIII Genius Award

RYAN MURPHY Honored With Distinguished Critics Choice Louis XIII Genius Award

LOUIS XIII Cognac, the world's most esteemed spirit from the House of Remy Martin , and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA)yesterday bestowed the inaugural television arts "Critics' Choice LOUIS XIII Genius Award" to acclaimed television and film screenwriter, director and producer Ryan Murphy at the 4 th annual Critics' Choice Television Awards ceremony. Presented by Jim Parsons, starring actor of Big Bang Theory and The Normal Heart, Murphy received the distinctive honor for demonstrating unbridled excellence in the television arts. LOUIS XIII is celebrated globally as a genius blend of superb cognacs and is committed to recognizing genius in other creative areas.

Originally a journalist writing for publications such as The Miami Herald, The Los Angeles Times, Entertainment Weekly and New York Daily News, Murphy has become one of television's most celebrated creators. He is award-winning creator, writer and director of FX's original miniseries American Horror Story, the award-winning FOX smash hit series Glee and FX's award-winning original drama series Nip/Tuck. Murphy's latest directorial project was the HBO adaptation of Larry Kramer's award-winning The Normal Heart, which premiered May 25, 2014 and stars Mark Ruffalo, Julia Roberts and Matt Bomer. The Normal Heart received the 2014 Critics' Choice Award for "Best Movie."

"From poignant reality-based movies to dark and Twisted horror to musical theater, Ryan Murphy's creativity knows no bounds," said Joey Berlin, president of the BTJA, which gives out the Critics' Choice Awards. "It is a privilege to be able to recognize the incredible talent and breadth of work that he has developed for television viewers thus far in his career, and we look forward to seeing what lies ahead."

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