Cast member of The Princess Bride Mandy Patinkin arrives for a special 25th anniversary viewing of the film during the New York Film Festival in New York, October 2, 2012 Reuters/Lucas Jackson

“Homeland” on Showtime was recently named an honoree for the Ninth Annual Television Academy Honors in 2016.

The Television Academy gives tribute to shows that do more than entertain viewers. The Ninth Annual Television Academy Honors recognizes shows that focus on complex issues as well as advance social change. The themes and storylines of the programs delve into health conditions and struggles, religion, terrorism, civil rights and democracy, among others.

“By its very nature, television has a special ability to touch the hearts and minds of viewers and move the needle on social change. Each of this year’s honorees makes artful use of television’s distinct power to raise awareness, expand understanding and promote meaningful discussion of issues of importance,” said Bruce Rosenblum, Television Academy chairman and CEO.

The Hollywood Reporter writes that aside from “Homeland,” “Born This Way” on A&E, “Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief” on HBO, “The Knick” on Cinemax, “Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight For Freedom” on Netflix, and “Mississippi Inferno” on Smithsonian Channel, were also named honorees in the event. The event will be held at the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hill on Wednesday, June 8, 2016.

Showrunners, producers and filmmakers of the six aforementioned shows will be recognized at a special presentation and reception. Emmy-winning actress Dana Delany will host the awards show. Lucia Gervino served as chairman of the Television Academy Honors Selection Committee for the third straight year.

Deadline notes that “Homeland” on Showtime is currently preparing for its sixth season. The political thriller tackles current events with the storyline focusing on the present-day globalized warfare situation. Emmy-winner Claire Danes stars in the series as a Central Intelligence Agency officer.

The narrative involves surveillance, hacking and even psychological states. The show has gained recognition for having striking similarities with real-world events. The program shows how the stakes are bigger with the continuous spread of terrorism throughout the globe due to online radicalization and state-of-the-art technologies. “Homeland” is produced by Showtime Presents, Fox 21 Television Studios, Teakwood Lane Productions, Keshet and Cherry Pie Productions.