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Television Industry Advocacy Awards Honor Actors Committed to Social Change

Sept. 16 marked a special night in Hollywood, as the entertainment community honored ten stars committed to social change, at the Television Industry Advocacy Awards.

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The ceremony, benefiting the Creative Coalition, saluted actors who use the power of celebrity for good causes.

This year’s honorees included:

  • Jill Soloway for bringing awareness to LGBTQ issues through her show “Transparent”
  • “Veep” actor Tony Hale for his work with the International Justice Mission which combats sex trafficking, slavery, and child abuse
  • Niecy Nash (“Getting On”) for her work with the Amazing Grace Conservatory, which educates and empowers youth through the arts
  • “Dancing with the Stars” pro Derek Hough for his involvement with 1 Life at a Time and Sophie’s Place, which heals children through song
  • “Veep” actor Reid Scott for his efforts on behalf of Oceana, to protect and clean the oceans
  • Dean Norris (“Under the Dome”) for his work with the Wounded Warrior Project which supports our troops
  • “Good Morning America’s” Sandra Lee for her efforts on behalf of breast cancer awareness.
  • Michael Kelly from “Veep” for his involvement in the Thanks Mom and Dad Foundation, which supports programs and services for senior citizens.