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A record 39 recipients of the 70th Annual "Peabody Awards" were announced by the University of Georgia Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. The winners, chosen by the Peabody board as the best in electronic media for the year 2010, were named in a ceremony in the Peabody Gallery on the University of Georgia campus.
"We challenge media makers and distributors to reach higher, try harder and be ever mindful of their central role in public life", said Horace Newcomb, director of the Peabody Awards.
2010 Award winners include "The Pacific" (HBO) miniseries about American soldiers and sailors fighting in the Pacific theater of World War II; "Men of a Certain Age" and "Reel Injun: On the Trail of the Hollywood Indian".
International recipients included "Report on a New Generation of Migrant Workers in China" and "Zimbabwe’s Forgotten Children" (BBC). Entertainment program winners included "The Good Wife" (CBS),"Justified" (FX »
- Michael Stevens
31 March 2011 10:18 AM, PDT | IMDb News
FX's "Justified," TNT's "Men of a Certain Age," and the CBS drama "The Good Wife" were among the 39 recipients of the 70th Annual Peabody Awards, announced today by the University of Georgia Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication.
Joining those three critically acclaimed dramas on a wide-ranging list of radio, television, and web-based winners recognized by the Peabody Board as representing the best in electronic media were HBO's epic miniseries "The Pacific," as well as the premium channel's Emmy-award winning original movie "Temple Grandin." The "Degrassi" franchise received its first Peabody in its 30-plus year history with a two-part episode of "Degrassi: The Next Generation" that focused upon the struggles of a transgender teenager.
In total, PBS picked up nine Peabodys among its various scripted programs in addition to awards for news and documentary series, including for Masterpiece/Mystery!'s "Sherlock: A Study in Pink," a featuring 21st-century update of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic detective, and "Great Performances: Macbeth," starring Patrick Stewart in version that reimagines the Scottish Play in an alternate setting that resembles revolutionary Russia. Among the documentary winners were "Reel Injun: On the Trail of the Hollywood Injun," which aired on "Independent Lens," and the American Masters features "LennonNYC" and "Elia Kazan: A Letter to Elia," a cinematic love letter as presented by Martin Scorsese.
"For 70 years the Peabody Award has defined excellence in electronic media," said Horace Newcomb, director of the Peabody Awards, in this morning's press release. "This list of Peabody recipients continues the commitment of the University of Georgia and the Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, the stewards of the award. With that commitment, we challenge media makers and distributors to reach higher, try harder and be ever mindful of their central role in public life."
HBO won seven Peabodys, the lion's share of for its documentaries, including "12th & Delaware," "For Neda," "Burma VJ," Spike Lee's "If God is Willing and da Creek Don't Rise," and the HBO sports doc "Magic & Bird: A Courtship of Rivals."
The list of 39 winners represents a record number of Peabodys awarded in a single year, selected by a 16 member board consisting of "television critics, industry practitioners and experts in culture and the arts," according to a UGA press release. Keep reading for the full list of Peabody winners.
The 70th Annual Peabody Award List of Winners
The Pacific (HBO)
The Good Wife (CBS)
Sherlock: A Study in Pink (PBS)
Men of a Certain Age (TNT)
Degrassi: My Body Is a Cage (TeenNick)
Temple Grandin (HBO)
Coverage of the Gulf Oil Spill (CNN)
Burma VJ (HBO)
Bitter Lessons (WFAA-TV)
Magic & Bird: A Courtship of Rivals (HBO)
American Experience: My Lai (PBS)
For Neda (HBO)
12th & Delaware (HBO)
Elia Kazan: A Letter to Elia (PBS)
Zimbabwe's Forgotten Children (BBC Four)
William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible (PBS)
30 for 30 (ESPN)
Report on a New Generation of Migrant Workers in China (Phoenix InfoNews Channel)
Reality Check: Where Are the Jobs? (WTHR-TV)
The Lord Is Not On Trial Here Today (WILL-TV)
Who Killed Doc? (KSTP-TV)
The Wounded Patrol (PBS)
Lucia's Letter (WGCU-FM)
Trafficked: A Youth Radio Investigation (NPR/All Things Considered)
The Promised Land with Host Majora Carter (American Public Media Stations)
Covering Pakistan: War, Flood and Social Issues (NPR )
Seeking Justice for Campus Rapes (NPR and npr.org)
The Moth Radio Hour (Public Radio Stations)
Behind the Bail Bond System (NPR/All Things Considered and Morning)
C-SPAN Video Library (cspan.org/videolibrary)
The Cost of War: Traumatic Brain Injury; Coming Home a Different Person (www.washingtonpost.com) »
- Melanie McFarland
The Good Wife, HBO’s The Pacific, and Justified were among the record 39 recipients of the 70th Annual Peabody Awards, which honor the best in electronic media. “For 70 years the Peabody Award has defined excellence in electronic media,” said Horace Newcomb, director of the Peabody Awards. “This list of Peabody recipients continues the commitment of the University of Georgia and the Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, the stewards of the award. With that commitment, we challenge media makers and distributors to reach higher, try harder and be ever mindful of their central role in public life. »
- Jeff Labrecque
Winners of the 70th Annual Peabody Awards, which acknowledge “excellence in electronic media,” were announced Thursday by the University of Georgia Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication.
Also earning a Peabody this year were HBO’s The Pacific miniseries and its original movie Temple Grandin; the PBS Independent Lens documentary Reel Injun: On the Trail of the Hollywood Indian; and the BBC »
- Matt Webb Mitovich
In a remote area in western Finland, a tunnel that ultimately will be three miles long and 1,600 feet deep is being drilled into the bedrock. The site is called Onkalo, "hiding place," and when it's completed, sometime in 2100, it will serve as a permanent resting place for the country's radioactive waste, a tomb the government plans to seal and leave undisturbed for at least 100,000 years.
The remarkable documentary "Into Eternity," directed by Danish conceptual artist/filmmaker Michael Madsen (who should start a club with "Hunger"'s Steve McQueen and "Reel Injun"'s Neil Diamond), isn't concerned with nuclear power or the politics the surround it. What's captured Madsen's imagination is the idea of creating something that's intended to last far beyond the existing span of human civilization. As remote as the pyramids are to us now, they're only a few thousand years old, nothing compared to the incomprehensible lengths of »
- Alison Willmore
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