Kelsey Grammer to be Honored With Career Achievement Award at HUGOS on April 19th

Kelsey Grammer to be Honored With Career Achievement Award at HUGOS on April 19th

Cinema/Chicago and the Chicago International Film Festival will present actor Kelsey Grammer with the Career Achievement Award at the 48th Hugo Television Awards Ceremony on April 19 at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago.

Best known for his award-winning role as Dr. Frasier Crane, among countless other roles, the evening’s tribute to actor/producer/director Kelsey Grammer will include highlights from his illustrious television career in addition to the Career Achievement Award presentation to Mr. Grammer in person.  Earlier this year, Mr. Grammer received the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Drama Series for  his role as Mayor Tom Kane in the Starz drama, Boss.  As Dr. Frasier Crane, Kelsey Grammer played the celebrated character in three television series (Wings, Cheers, and Frasier) for over 20 years, has won four Emmys, two Golden Globes and a SAG Award and has received an unparalleled 16 Emmy nominations, eight Golden Globe nominations, and 16 SAG nominations.

“For decades Kelsey Grammer has entertained us – across genres and media he has proven himself to be a remarkable talent,” states Michael Kutza, Founder and Artistic Director of  Cinema/Chicago and the Chicago International Film Festival.  From the stage to the screen, from behind the camera to our television, Grammer has provided audiences with some of our most beloved, iconic characters. We are thrilled to honor him for his television work at the Hugos.”


Val Warner and Ryan Chiaverini of ABC7 “Windy City LIVE” will  be the hosts for this evening that will include a cocktail reception and hors d’oeuvres  followed by the Awards Ceremony in the main ballroom.  Awards will also be presented to the year’s winning television commercials and productions as well as  the Commitment to Excellence Award to OPTIMUS.

Tickets are $100 and can be purchased at or by calling 312-683-0121.

Major partners of the 48th Hugo Television awards include: American Airlines, Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago, Mini of Chicago, Stella Artois, and evening partners WTTW, SCREEN, and ShutterBox Entertainment.


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