Cowell to receive honorary BAFTA Award

Last Updated: May 29, 2010, 13:35 PM IST

London: American Idol judge Simon Cowell will be presented with a special honour at next month`s British Academy (BAFTA) Television Awards.

According to a news daily, the Bafta committee has chosen him for his "outstanding contribution (to TV) and for his development of new talent."

Not just that, Cowell could be in line to win another award since his hit TV reality contest Britain`s Got Talent is nominated for Best Entertainment Programme. It is the second special honour Cowell is set to receive in 2010.

Continuing the award-winning spree, he will receive an International Emmy award in November for having "reshaped 21st century television and music around the world."

Cowell came under the spotlight as a judge in the 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.