Newswire: TV critics officially declare Seth MacFarlane a genius

The word “genius” gets thrown around a lot these days, but only a small handful of people are really worthy of that title. Now, thanks to the Broadcast Television Journalists Association, Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane can now count himself among them. As part of its annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards, the BTJA will be giving MacFarlane the Louis XIII Genius Award—the most prestigious prize in the world that’s named after a kind of cognac. (It really is, we’re not joking.)

As for why MacFarlane was chosen, BTJA president Joey Berlin said in a statement to Variety that his “work has been a fixture on our screens—both large and small—for almost two decades,” and that “his humor and talent is undeniable.” MacFarlane will be joining previous winners Ryan Murphy and Bob Newhart in this exclusive club, indicating that they are the only people who have …

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