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Donald Glover’s ‘Atlanta,’ Beyonce’s ‘Lemonade’ Among Peabody Awards Finalists

5 April 2017 12:26 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Beyonce’s visual album “Lemonade” and Donald Glover’s freshman FX series “Atlanta” were among the finalists for the 76th Annual Peabody Awards, the Peabody Awards Board of Jurors announced Wednesday.

Other notable finalists this year include the first season of the Marvel-Netflix series “Luke Cage,” which stars Mike Colter as a man with superhuman strength and impenetrable skin, and Ava DuVernay’s Oscar-nominated documentary “13th,” which explores racial issues within the U.S. prison system.

The full list of finalists below represents the 60 finalists that represent the most compelling and empowering stories released in electronic media during 2016. Over the next several weeks, the awards organizers will winnow that list down to 30 winning programs. Peabody Award winners and finalists will be celebrated at a gala event on May 20 in New York. The event will be taped for a television special to air on both PBS and Fusion networks on June 2 at 9 p.m »

- Joe Otterson

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Donald Glover’s ‘Atlanta’, Beyonce’s ‘Lemonade’ Among Peabody Awards Finalists

5 April 2017 12:26 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Beyonce’s visual album “Lemonade” and Donald Glover’s freshman FX series “Atlanta” were among the finalists for the 76th Annual Peabody Awards, the Peabody Awards Board of Jurors announced Wednesday.

Other notable finalists this year include the first season of the Marvel-Netflix series “Luke Cage,” which stars Mike Colter as a man with superhuman strength and impenetrable skin, and Ava DuVernay’s Oscar-nominated documentary “13th,” which explores racial issues within the U.S. prison system.

The full list of finalists below represents the 60 finalists that represent the most compelling and empowering stories released in electronic media during 2016. Over the next several weeks, the awards organizers will winnow that list down to 30 winning programs. Peabody Award winners and finalists will be celebrated at a gala event on May 20 in New York. The event will be taped for a television special to air on both PBS and Fusion networks on June 2 at 9 p. »

- Joe Otterson

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Creative Coalition Members to Carry Crayons, Paintbrushes During Oscars Weekend Events (Exclusive)

23 February 2017 10:42 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Members of the Creative Coalition advocacy group will carry crayons and paintbrushes at awards events this weekend, Variety has learned exclusively.

The “Operation Paintbrush” effort is part of the group’s Right to Bear Arts campaign to support government funding for the arts. A Jan. 19 report in The Hill said that members of President Trump’s transition team have a plan to shrink the federal bureaucracy that would include eliminating the National Endowment for the Arts, the main outlet for government grants to arts organizations.

Another part of the plan would privatize the Corp. for Public Broadcasting, which provides funding to the Public Broadcasting System and public radio stations, including National Public Radio.

“Supporting the arts isn’t a red state issue or a blue state issue, it is an American issue,” said Tim Daly, president of the Creative Coalition. “Our government should be proud to support the organizations that »

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