The International Documentary Association will honor Leah Remini with its newly introduced Truth to Power Award at the 35th Annual IDA Documentary Awards.
Remini (pictured) is the creator, producer and host behind the Emmy- and Producers Guild and Television Critics Association Award-winning A&E docuseries Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath.
“This year, the IDA launches the new Truth to Power Award to honor those who show immense bravery in holding the powerful to account regardless of the consequences,” Simon Kilmurry, executive director of the IDA, said in a statement, adding that Remini “stood strong in the face of untold backlash, harassment and personal attacks” over the course of producing the series.
Remini added: “It’s really the courageous contributors who have appeared on three seasons of Scientology and the Aftermath who are the brave ones. To hold powerful people and organizations accountable is not easy and we’ve faced many challenges along the way.”
IDA will also present the ABC News VideoSource Award to the Avi Belkin’s Mike Wallace is Here, from Magnolia Pictures. Rafael Marmor, John Battsek, Peggy Drexler, Avi Belkin and Christopher Leggett serve as producers on the film.
Nominees in the category were: Halston (1091 Media), directed by Frédéric Tcheng; Meeting Gorbachev (1091 Media), directed by Werner Herzog and André Singer; and Where’s My Roy Cohn? (Sony Pictures Classics), directed by Matt Tyrnauer.
Actor Willie Garson will host the event, held Dec. 7 at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles.