Friday, April 01, 2011

"Peabody Awards": Reach Higher. Try Harder.

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), "Sherlock: A Study in Pink" (Masterpiece/Mystery!), "Temple Grandin" (HBO), and Canada's "Degrassi", for the 2-part episode, ""My Body Is A Cage".

Two 'American Masters' documentary winners were "LennonNYC" and "Elia Kazan: A Letter to Elia" by Martin Scorsese. Peabodys also went to "William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible", an Art21 film and "Macbeth", a Great Performances production that sets Shakespeare’s tragedy in a modern, militaristic society.

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