New York — The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced that it will present the 2017 International Emmy Founders Award to two time Academy Award winning actor and producer, Kevin Spacey.  Spacey will accept the Award which recognizes an individual who crosses cultural boundaries to touch our common humanity- at the 45th International Emmy Awards Gala, on Monday, November 20, 2017, in New York City.


“Kevin Spacey is one of the great multi-dimensional talents in our industry,” said Academy President & CEO, Bruce L. Paisner. “From his acting in many movies and television shows to his successful stewardship of the Old Vic theatre in London and his outstanding deal making and acting prowess in House of Cards, he’s climbed every mountain there is. We are thrilled that he will be accepting the Founders Award.”