Dallas VideoFest 27 will present comedian/actor Harry Shearer with the Ernie Kovacs Award.
For the past two decades, Shearer has enjoyed enormous success thanks to his voice work for The Simpsons, where he plays a stable of characters, most notably Mr. Burns, Smithers, and insufferable neighbor Ned Flanders. His latest show, Nixon’s The One, is a brilliant blend of real documents of the time and a unique stylized performance creating some very original television content.
The Kovacs Award recognizes the career and talents of some of television’s greatest visionaries. Ernie Kovacs' work in the 1950s and early 1960s summed up the spirit of innovation and the development of the language of television art.