The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced today that it will present the Lifetime Achievement Award to two game show veterans — iconic host Monty Hall and legendary producer Bob Stewart. The presentations will be made at the 40th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards.
Hall is best known for his long run as host of “Let’s Make A Deal.” Hall has hosted the show in every decade since the 1960s, including a week of appearances in 2010 at age 88. Stewart is the creator of “To Tell the Truth,” “Password” and “The $10,000 Pyramid,” among other successful TV game shows.
Said Malachy Wienges, chairman of NATAS: “Aside from all of the excitement around our 40th anniversary, we are honoring two giants in game show history. So many of us grew up watching Monty Hall excite us with what was behind Door #1, #2 or #3 and found ourselves addicted to the challenge and imagination of Bob Stewart’s classic ‘To Tell the Truth,’ ‘Password,’ ‘Pyramid’ and others. The high-water mark these two pioneers have made in daytime television is unparalleled and the entire Emmy Award community stands in appreciation for the immeasurable contribution they have made to the game show genre.”
The date and location for the Daytime Emmys ceremony has not been announced yet.