International Emmys To Honor J.J. Abrams

J.J. Abrams arrives at the FOX All-Star Party at the Langham Huntington Hotel, Pasadena, Calif., on January 8, 2013 J.J. Abrams arrives at the FOX All-Star Party at the Langham Huntington Hotel, Pasadena, Calif., on January 8, 2013

J.J. Abrams may be immersed in a galaxy far, far away these days, but he’s taking a break from work on the new “Star Wars” film to accept a special honor at the 41st International Emmy Awards Gala.

Zachary Quinto, who recently reprised his role of Spock in Abrams’ successful reboot of the “Star Trek” franchise, will present the honorary International Emmy Founders Award to the director-producer at Monday night’s awards ceremony at the Hilton New York.

The presentation to Abrams will highlight the awards ceremony in which 36 nominees from 19 countries will be competing for International Emmys in nine categories. Britain and Brazil share the lead for nominations with six apiece, followed by France with three.

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