Kevin Spacey will not receive the International Emmy Founders Award on November 20, presented by the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences to industry powerhouses.
The Academy has revoked the award over allegations that Spacey sexually assaulted a then teenage Anthony Rapp in the mid-’80s. It made the announcement via Twitter.
The International Academy has announced that in light of recent events it will not honor Kevin Spacey with the 2017 Intl Emmy Founders Award
— International Emmy Awards (@iemmys) October 30, 2017
“Previous winners include directors Steven Spielberg and J.J. Abrams, Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner and former Sony CEO Howard Stringer,” according to the Hollywood Reporter. “Uber-producer Shonda Rhimes (Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal) was last year’s International Emmy Founders award winner.”