Simon Cowell Is Special Honoree at 2010 BAFTAs
Simon Cowell will be presented with a special honour at next month's British Academy (BAFTA) Television Awards. The music mogul has been chosen by the BAFTA committee to receive a trophy for his "outstanding contribution (to TV) and for his development of new talent."
The 50 year old could take home two awards at the June 6 event - his hit TV reality contest "Britain's Got Talent" is nominated for Best Entertainment Programme. It is the second special honor Cowell is set to receive in 2010 - he will also pick up an International Emmy award in November for having "reshaped 21st century television and music around the world."
Cowell shot to fame in Britain as a judge on now defunct singing contest Pop Idol in 2001, before appearing on the panel of "American Idol". He also created "The X Factor" and "Britain's Got Talent", with the format for the shows being used around the world.
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