At the guild’s awards presentation on February 25, the writer, actress, and producer will be presented with the accolade.
The Norman Lear Achievement Award will be given to Mindy Kaling, the Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced today. At the 34th annual PGA Awards on Saturday, February 25, 2023, at The Beverly Hilton, Kaling will accept the honour.
A producer or production team gets honoured with the Norman Lear Award for their outstanding corpus of television-related work. Greg Berlanti, Marta Kauffman, Amy Sherman-Palladino, Ryan Murphy, Shonda Rhimes, Dick Wolf, Jerry Bruckheimer, Lorne Michaels, Aaron Spelling, David E. Kelley, and Norman Lear himself have all received this accolade in the past.
“It is such an honor to be asked to receive the Norman Lear Award, a prize named after the prolific and groundbreaking producer I am so inspired by. To be included in this prestigious group of past recipients is humbling, and I’m so grateful to the Producers Guild for this recognition,” said Kaling.
The Office, The Mindy Project, Champions, Four Weddings, and a Funeral, The Sex Lives of College Girls, and Never Have I Ever are just a few of the television shows that Kaling, a six-time Emmy nominee, produced. She also co-created and starred in The Mindy Project. In the comedy film Late Night, which she also produced and scripted, Kaling played an ambitious late-night TV writer who clashes with the talk show’s presenter (played by Emma Thompson).
“Comedy can break boundaries and push culture forward; Mindy Kaling‘s immense contributions to the television comedy landscape are prime examples of this truth,” said PGA presidents Stephanie Allain and Donald De Line in a joint statement. “Kaling is known for her trailblazing work on The Office, a widely loved and infinitely rewatchable contemporary classic, but it’s her work producing series from diverse female perspectives that are reshaping the industry. From The Mindy Project to Never Have I Ever, to The Sex Lives of College Girls, Kaling has proven just how much audiences have been craving funny, relatable stories about characters we’ve rarely seen as television protagonists. We are so happy to present her with the Norman Lear Award at this year’s PGA Awards ceremony.”