This morning, a record 46 recipients of the University of Georgia’s 73rd Annual Peabody Awards were announced today on CBS THIS MORNING and www.peabodyawards.com. The winners, chosen by the Peabody board from almost 1,100 entries, comprise the best in electronic media for the year 2013.
Among the winners are television series Breaking Bad, The Returned (SundanceTV), Scandal (ABC) and House of Cards (Netfilx). Documentary winners included 180 Days: A Year Inside an American High School (PBS), The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (PBS) and Six By Sondheim (HBO). Al Jazeera America took home two Peabody Awards as well, for Fault Lines: Haiti in a Time of Cholera and Fault Lines: Made in Bangladesh.
Pivot might be a new network, but they’ve made a big splash, obtaining the rights to televise the Peabody Awards through 2016. One of the most prestigious prizes in electronic media, The University of Georgia’s George Foster Peabody Awards highlight excellence in TV, radio and online – awarding ‘storytelling that matters.’ Pivot will be the exclusive home for the annual event, producing original primetime specials spotlighting the Peabody Award winners as chosen by the Peabody adjudication board.
This year, the honorees will be announced April 2nd and the famous medallions will be presented on May 19th. The 2014 Peabody Awards special ‘will blend highlights from the presentation ceremony with exclusive interviews with featured award recipients’ for an airdate yet to be determined. Check out the press release, following the jump, for more.
The winners of the 72nd Annual George Foster Peabody Awards, given out for excellence in electronic media, have been announced – and the innovative series Doctor Who, Louis and Girls are among the most prominent names in the winners’ circle.
A complete list of winners – and the excellent reasons they have received their Peabodys – follow the jump.
The winners of the 71st Annual Peabody Awards – possibly the most prestigious awards for television, radio and online programming – have been announced and it should probably come as no surprise that HBO’s Game of Thrones and Treme, PBS’ Austin City Limits, Showtime’s Homeland and syndicated game show Jeopardy were among them.
For a complete list of this year’s winners, follow the jump.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard is going where no starship captain has gone before. Sir Patrick Stewart has been officially announced as the host of the 71st Annual George Foster Peabody Awards ceremony on Monday, May 21, at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City. Stewart, who has been involved in two Peabody Award-winning productions, is the first actor to be named as host of the prestigious awards than honor the best in electronic media.