Laverne Cox, Tim Robbins, Eva Longoria, Anthony Anderson Added to TV Advocacy Awards

TV Insider Staff
Laverne Cox, Tim Robbins, Eva Longoria, Anthony Anderson
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TIAA Lockup_300dpi_hiFour additional honorees have been added for the inaugural Television Industry Advocacy Awards benefiting The Creative Coalition in partnership TV Guide Magazine and TV Insider , set to take place in Los Angeles on September 18.

The list of recipients now includes Emmy Award-nominee Laverne Cox (Netflix’s Orange Is the New Black) for her work with LGBTQ awareness; actor Tim Robbins (HBO’s The Brink) for The Actors’ Gang Prison Project; actress Eva Longoria (NBC’s Hot and Bothered, Lifetime’s Devious Maids) for founding the Eva Longoria Foundation; and 2015 Emmy Award-nominee Anthony Anderson (ABC’s black-ish) for his efforts on behalf of diabetes awareness.

Previously announced honorees include: actress Constance Zimmer (Lifetime’s UnReal) for supporting the efficacy of the arts and promoting environmental awareness; 2015 Emmy Award-nominee Alan Cumming (CBS’s The Good Wife) for shining a spotlight on LGBTQ issues; actress Beth Behrs (CBS’s 2 Broke Girls) for her involvement with The Rape Foundation; 2015 Emmy Award-nominee Jeffrey Tambor (Amazon’s Transparent) for his work with youth empowerment; Emmy Award-winner Alfre Woodard (12 Years a Slave, NBC’s State of Affairs) for her leadership in the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities’ Turnaround Arts Program; and executive producer Neal Baer (CBS’s Under the Dome) for his leadership with The Global Media Center for Social Impact.

The Television Industry Advocacy Awards, which salutes  leaders in the television industry who use their power of celebrity to advocate for charitable and social causes, will be held Friday, Sept. 18 in West Hollywood. This invitation-only event will honor television’s most significant actors, showrunners and executives for commitment to their respective causes.

“The Creative Coalition was galvanized to encourage leaders in the entertainment industry to use their mighty voices and unique platforms to influence positive change in the world.  The Advocacy Awards celebrate those leaders in the television industry who use their influence to advocate for the common good,” said The Creative Coalition CEO Robin Bronk.

TV Guide Magazine and TV Insider are proud to present this evening with The Creative Coalition.  We are committed to supporting this initiative and the honorees with an exciting special feature that shines a spotlight on their efforts in the September 21 issue of TV Guide Magazine and additional coverage on TV Insider,” said TVGM CEO David J. Fishman.