The awards ceremony will take place in Los Angeles at the Beverly Wilshire on June 2, 2022 as part of the Natpe Returns series of events to take place in New York, Los Angeles and Budapest in 2022.

The Natpe organization announced the recipients of the 18th Annual Brandon Tartikoff Legacy Awards.

The list includes Warner Bros. Television Group Chairman, Channing Dungey; Oscar, Emmy, Grammy and Tony Award-winner; Whoopi Goldberg; film and television writer, producer, and director, Alex Kurtzman; actress, comedian, writer, producer, and director, Amy Poehler; storied talk show personality, Maury Povich; programmer, producer and media investor, Jeff Sagansky; and actor, director, producer, writer, recording artist, and horseman, William Shatner.

The group will receive the prestigious award at a special reception on Thursday, June 2, 2022, at the Beverly Wilshire.

The 2022 Tartikoff Legacy Award recipients are recognized for exhibiting their extraordinary passion, leadership, independence and vision through their diverse work in being a part of the creation and distribution of content for the world’s traditional and digital marketplaces. Named in honor of Brandon Tartikoff, one of the most esteemed programmers in the history of television, the Award was created to acknowledge a select group of television professionals who have demonstrated the highest degree of excellence in their field.

“Bringing the Brandon Tartikoff Legacy Award to Los Angeles for the first time is a milestone moment for NATPE,” said JP Bommel, President and CEO, NATPE. “This event is such an important part of our mission, and to have it make its return — in person, with such an accomplished group of creatives and executives being honored — is something we are very proud of.”

This will be the first time the Brandon Tartikoff Legacy Awards gala will take place in Los Angeles after previously being a part of the NATPE Miami Marketplace and Conference. The Brandon Tartikoff Legacy Awards are part of a series of events taking place during 2022 as part of Natpe Returns. This will include events in New York, Budapest, and Los Angeles.

One of these events, NATPE Hollywood, will be taking place one day earlier at the W Hollywood Hotel. NATPE Hollywood will continue the conversations most important to the content industry including thought leadership keynotes on international drama, a focus on unscripted, sessions on international co-productions, conversations on streaming, and audience acquisition discussions.