The 79th Peabody Awards Board of Jurors has chosen the 30 programs it deems the "most compelling and empowering" for the year 2019.
“Fleabag,” “Stranger Things,” “Succession,” “Ramy,” “Watchmen” and “When They See Us” are among the nominees for the 2020 Peabody Awards, which recognizes the best of digital and broadcast media for the year. The six programs were among a crowded field of 13 contenders in the entertainment category.Of this year’s 60 total nominations, PBS and HBO lead the pack with 11 and seven nominations, respectively. They were followed by Netflix with five, Amazon with three) and Showtime, CNN, NBC News, and the podcast company Pineapple Street Studios with two each. 30 winners will be named at a later date, as the traditional ceremony has been canceled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.The Peabody Awards are based at the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia. This year’s nominees encompass a range of today’s most pressing topics, including the criminal justice system, repercussions of the MeToo movement, and immigrant rights, according to the Peabody Awards board.Also Read: Netflix Acquires Millie Bobby Brown's 'Enola Holmes' From LegendaryOther nominees in the entertainment category include “David Makes Man,” which is OWN’s first Peabody nomination, as well as “Dickinson,” “Float,” “Good Omens,” “Our Boys,” and “Unbelievable.”“Peabody is proud to champion this year’s nominees who inspire our connection, provoke our thinking and delight our senses. From the communal strength of black women to the eminence of science to the conviction of those who speak up, these stories and their creators celebrate the diversity of human experience and of our democracy. Amidst the challenges of our present moment, we can find empathy, entertainment and truth in these nominees,” said Jeffrey P. Jones, executive director of Peabody.Here is the full list of nominees:ENTERTAINMENT“Chernobyl” (HBO) HBO Miniseries and SKY in association with Sister Pictures, The Mighty Mint, and Word Games“David Makes Man” (OWN) Page Fright and Outlier Productions in association with Warner Horizon Scripted Television“Dickinson” (Apple TV Plus) Apple / wiip / Anonymous Content / Tuning Fork Productions / Sugar 23 Productions“Fleabag” (Amazon Prime Video) All3Media International Limited and Amazon Studios“Float” (Disney Plus) Pixar Animation Studios“Good Omens” (Amazon Prime Video) BBC Worldwide Limited and Amazon Studios“Our Boys” (HBO) HBO in association with Keshet Media Group and MoviePlus Productions“Ramy” (Hulu) Hulu, A24 Television“Stranger Things” (Netflix) Monkey Massacre Productions & 21 Laps EntertainmentAlso Read: 'Space Force' Teaser: Steve Carell Comforts Himself by Singing 'Kokomo' Alone in His Office (Video)“Succession” (HBO) HBO Entertainment in association with Project Zeus, Hyperobject Industries, and Gary Sanchez Productions“Unbelievable” (Netflix) Timberman-Beverly Productions, Sage Lane Productions, Escapist Fare, Katie Couric Media, and CBS Television Studios for Netflix“Watchmen” (HBO) HBO in association with White Rabbit, Paramount, Warner Bros. Television and DC“When They See Us” (Netflix) Participant Media, Tribeca Productions, Harpo Films, Array Filmworks for NetflixDOCUMENTARIES “16 Shots” (Showtime) Showtime Documentary Films in association with Topic, Impact Partners, and Chicago Media Project“American Factory” (Netflix) Higher Ground Productions and Participant Media for Netflix“Apollo 11” (CNN) CNN Films“For Sama” (PBS) Frontline, Channel 4 News, ITN Productions, Channel 4“Independent Lens: Hale County This Morning, This Evening” (PBS) Idiom Film, LLC and Louverture Films, in association with Field of Vision“Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (if you’re a girl)” (A&E) Grain Media for A&E IndieFilms Network“Leaving Neverland” (HBO) Amos Pictures and HBO Documentary in association with Channel Four (HBO)“One Child Nation” (Amazon Prime Video) Next Generation in co-production with ITVS, WDR/ARTE, Motto Pictures and Pumpernickel Films in association with Chicago Media Project and Chicken & Egg Pictures“POV: América” (PBS) Lifelike Docs, American Documentary | POV“POV: Inventing Tomorrow” (PBS) Fishbowl Films, Motto Pictures, 19340 Productions, Shark Island Institute, HHMI Tangled Bank Studios, IQ190 Productions, American Documentary | POV“POV: Midnight Traveler” (PBS) Old Chilly Pictures LLC, American Documentary | POV, Independent Television Service“POV: Roll Red Roll” (PBS) Sunset Park Pictures, Artemis Rising, Fork Films, Doc Society, Multitude Films, American Documentary | POV“POV: The Distant Barking of Dogs” (PBS) Final Cut for Real, Mouka Filmi, STORY, Bayerischer Rundfunk, ARTE, American Documentary | POV“POV: The Silence of Others” (PBS) Semilla Verde Productions, Lucernam Films, American Documentary | POV, Independent Television Service, Latino Public Broadcasting, El Deseo“Sea of Shadows” (National Geographic) Terra Mater Factual Studios in association with Appian Way, Malaika Pictures, The Wild Lens Collective for National Geographic Documentary Films“Surviving R. Kelly” (Lifetime) Bunim/Murray Productions and Kreativ Inc. for Lifetime“The Edge of Democracy” (Netflix) A Busca Vida Filmes Production in association with Violet Films for Netflix“True Justice: Bryan Stevenson’s Fight for Equality” (HBO) HBO Documentary Films and Kunhardt Films“Warrior Women” (World Channel) Co-production of Castle King, LLC and ITVS in association with Vision Maker Media“Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics And Men” (Showtime) Showtime Documentary Films presents A Mass Appeal Production in association with Endeavor ContentNEWS “A Different Kind of Force: Policing Mental Illness” (NBC News)“American Betrayal” (NBC/MSNBC) NBC News, Engel Unit“Capitol Hill Controversy” (WTVF-TV) NewsChannel 5 Investigates“Coal’s Deadly Dust” (PBS) Frontline, NPR“Flint’s Deadly Water” (PBS/WGBH) Frontline with Five O’Clock Films“Police. Arrest” (Now News) PCCW NowTV“Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel: Raced to Death–The Plight of the American Thoroughbred” (HBO)“The Hidden Workforce: Undocumented in America” (CNN)“The Invisibles” (NBC5/KXAS-TV)“Unwarranted” (WBBM-TV)Also Read: Joe Russo to Write 'Extraction 2' for NetflixPODCAST/RADIO “70 Million” (Lantigua Williams & Co.)“Dolly Parton’s America” (WNYC) Osm Audio and WNYC Studios“Finding Fred” (iHeart Media) iHeartMedia and Fatherly in partnership with Transmitter Media“Gangster Capitalism: The College Admissions Scandal” (C130 Originals) C13Originals, a division of Cadence 13“Gospel Roots of Rock and Soul” (WXPN)“Have You Heard George’s Podcast?” (BBC Sounds) BBC Sounds/George the Poet Ltd.“Headlong: Running From ‘Cops'” (Stitcher) Pineapple Street Studios, Topic Studios“In The Dark: The Path Home” (APM Reports) American Public Media“Silencing Science” (Public radio, Reveal) The Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX“Stonewall OutLoud” (NPR)“The Catch and Kill Podcast with Ronan Farrow” (Pineapple Street Studios) Pineapple Street Studios (a division of Radio.com), Glass Cannon Inc.“The Refuge” (Montana Public Radio) Auricle Productions, Montana Public Radio, Pulitzer CenterPUBLIC SERVICE“Border Hustle” The Texas Tribune and TIME“Detained” The Marshall Project in partnership with The Guardian“Long Island Divided” NewsdayCHILDREN’S & YOUTH “Molly of Denali” (PBS Kids) WGBH Educational Foundation, Atomic Cartoons“Treasure Island 2020” (BYU Radio) Gen-Z MediaRead original story ‘Fleabag,’ ‘Succession,’ ‘Stranger Things’ Among Nominees for 2020 Peabody Awards At TheWrap
“1917” has won the Producers Guild of America’s award as the best-produced feature film of 2019, giving it an important victory at an awards show that usually honors the film that goes on to win the Oscar for Best Picture.The film, an immersive drama about World War I that was fashioned to look like a single shot, triumphed in a field that also included top Academy Award contenders “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood,” “The Irishman,” “Parasite” and “Joker.” While the PGA win makes it a de facto frontrunner of sorts in that race, this is a year in which the Oscar race still feels unsettled.“Apollo 11” won the award for documentary feature, while “Toy Story 4” won for animated feature.Also Read: '1917': How Sam Mendes & Co. Re-Created World War I in a Single TakeTelevision winners included “Succession,” “Fleabag,” “Chernobyl,” “Apollo: Missions to the Moon” and “Leaving Neverland.”As the only other major award to use the same ranked-choice voting system as the Academy to determine its top film prize, the Producers Guild Awards are one of the most reliable predictors of Oscar success. The PGA winner has gone on to win the Best Picture Oscar 21 times in 30 years, and eight times in the 10 years since both groups expanded to 10 nominees and instituted ranked-choice voting.But in one of those eight years, the Oscar winner, “12 Years a Slave,” tied with “Gravity” at the PGA – and in 2015 and 2016, the guild went for “The Big Short” and “La La Land” while the Oscars chose “Spotlight” and “Moonlight.”So while the win gives “1917” some valuable momentum in what has seemed to be a wide-open year, the compressed schedule leaves less time for any momentum to take hold before Oscar voting begins on Jan. 30 (but also less time to momentum to change). The film is not nominated for any Screen Actors Guild Awards, which will be handed out on Sunday.Also Read: Taika Waititi Joins Scorsese, Tarantino, Mendes and Bong With Directors Guild Nomination for 'Jojo Rabbit'Special awards were given to Netflix’s Ted Sarandos (Milestone Award), Plan B’s Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner (David O. Selznick Achievement Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures); Marta Kauffman (Norman Lear Achievement Award in Television); actress and producer Octavia Spencer (Visionary Award); and the film “Bombshell” (Stanley Kramer Award).The ceremony took place at the Hollywood Palladium.The winners:Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures: “1917,” Sam Mendes, Pippa Harris, Jayne‐Ann Tenggren, Callum McDougall Outstanding Producer of Documentary Motion Pictures: “Apollo 11,” Todd Douglas Miller, Thomas Petersen Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures: “Toy Story 4,” Mark Nielsen, Jonas Rivera Norman Felton Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television – Drama: “Succession” (Season 2), Jesse Armstrong, Adam McKay, Frank Rich, Kevin Messick, Mark Mylod, Jane Tranter, Tony Roche, Scott Ferguson, Jon Brown, Georgia Pritchett, Will Tracy, Jonathan Glatzer, Dara Schnapper, Gabrielle Mahon Danny Thomas Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television – Comedy: “Fleabag” (Season 2), Phoebe Waller‐Bridge, Harry Bradbeer, Lydia Hampson, Harry Williams, Jack Williams, Joe Lewis, Sarah Hammond David L. Wolper Award for Outstanding Producer of Limited Series Television: “Chernobyl,” Craig Mazin, Carolyn Strauss, Jane Featherstone, Johan Renck, Chris Fry, Sanne Wohlenberg Outstanding Producer of Televised or Streamed Motion Pictures: “Apollo: Missions to the Moon” Outstanding Producer of Non-Fiction Television: “Leaving Neverland” Outstanding Producer of Live Entertainment & Talk Television: “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” (Season 6) Outstanding Producer of Game & Competition Television: “RuPaul’s Drag Race” (Season 11) Outstanding Sports Program: “What’s My Name / Muhammad Ali” Outstanding Children’s Program: “Sesame Street” (Season 49) Outstanding Short-form Program: “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” (Season 11) PGA Innovation Award: “Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series – Episode 1”Read original story ‘1917’ Named Top Film at Producers Guild Awards At TheWrap
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The critics have spoken. The 25th Annual Critics' Choice Awards aired live on The CW from the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif., Sunday night, honoring the year's biggest achievements in TV and film — and Fleabag, When They See Us and Succession walked away with big prizes on the TV side. Scroll down for […]
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