The Caucus for Producers, Writers & Directors this year chose the conservative Senator from Texas as one of its recipients of its annual “American Spirit Award.” Another is to go to liberal Calif. governor Jerry Brown…

If the award for Cruz is rescinded, it could also mean the senator would no longer address the group in April.

“Censorship is very much in the news today, and there’s a great debate in this country about our future. Why would anyone want to listen to only one side?” asked one insider who spoke on the condition of anonymity. “Would someone please explain what the senator from Texas has done that merits his exclusion in Hollywood?”

Some Caucus members said they consider Cruz to be overly “polarizing” and too much a “right-winger,” so he should therefore be excluded from consideration for a Spirit award.