`The Bear,' `Reservation Dogs' among Peabody Award winners

‘The Bear,’ ‘Reservation Dogs’ among Peabody Award winners

'Star Trek' franchise will receive an Institutional Award for its impact on entertainment and culture
/ 11:26 PM May 09, 2024

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LOS ANGELES – FX’s Emmy-winning comedy “The Bear” and acclaimed drama series “Reservation Dogs” were among the winners announced Thursday for the prestigious 84th annual Peabody Awards, while the “Star Trek” franchise will receive an Institutional Award for it’s long-running impact on entertainment and culture.

The Peabody Awards – which honor “the most compelling and empowering stories released in broadcasting and streaming media during 2023” – will be presented this year in Los Angeles for the first time. The ceremony will be held June 9 at the Beverly Wilshire hotel, hosted by Kumail Nanjiani.

“Whether courageously documenting wars across the globe or cleverly bringing much needed smiles to our faces, the winners of the 84th Peabody Awards each crafted compelling and imaginative stories,” Jeffrey Jones, executive director of Peabody, said in a statement. “Spanning a wide range of mediums and genres, they delivered enthralling projects that are worthy of our highest recognition.”

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HBO/Max earned a leading seven awards, while PBS earned five, Amazon MGM Studios three and The Washington Post and FX each earned two.

Among the winners for HBO/Max was “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver,” marking the program’s third Peabody Award. The win for “Reservoir Dogs” was the series’ second.


Star Trek” will receive the Institutional Award, with the Peabody organization recognizing the longevity and impact of a franchise that began in the 1960s with just a three-season run for the original series, but sparking films, spinoffs and reboots that have endured for decades.

“From a groundbreaking television series to an expansive collection of films, novels, comic books and so much more, `Star Trek’ has been delivering joy, wonder, and thought-provoking stories since the 1960s,” Jones said.

“With powerful anti-war and anti-discrimination messages, it has blazed trails for all science fiction franchises while winning over passionate fans across the globe. We’re proud to honor `Star Trek’ with Peabody’s Institutional Award.”


Previous winners of the award include “The Simpsons,” “60 Minutes,” “Sesame Street,” “TODAY” and “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.”

Peabody officials also announced that WITNESS, the international rights group co-founded by musician Peter Gabriel that helps people worldwide use video and digital technologies to protect and defend human rights, will receive the organization’s Global Impact Award.

“Founded in 1993, WITNESS’ efforts have evolved with changing technologies, and have had a lasting impact on movements to secure freedom and democracy worldwide,” Jones said. “WITNESS’ work has been instrumental in protecting human rights around the world, and we are proud to honor them for their work harnessing video to do so.”

Also set to be feted during the June 9 ceremony will be previously announced honorees Mel Brooks, who will receive the Peabody Career Achievement Award, and “Abbott Elementary” creator/actress Quinta Brunson, who will receive the Peabody Trailblazer Award.

The Peabody Awards were founded in 1940 at the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia, where they are still housed.

Here is a complete list of Peabody winners:

“Can You Bring It: Bill T. Jones and D-Man in the Waters” (World
Channel and APT)
“Judy Blume Forever” (Prime Video)

“Bluey” (Disney+)

“20 Days in Mariupol” (PBS)
“All That Breathes” (HBO/Max)
“All the Beauty and the Bloodshed” (HBO/Max)
“Bobi Wine: The People’s President” (National Geographic)
“POV: While We Watched” (PBS)
“The Stroll” (HBO/Max)

“The Bear” (FX)
“Dead Ringers” (Prime Video)
“Fellow Travelers” (Showtime)
“Jury Duty” (Amazon Freevee)
“The Last of Us” (HBO/Max)
“Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Israel-Hamas War” (HBO/Max)
“Reality” (HBO/Max)
“Reservation Dogs” (FX)
“Somebody Somewhere” (HBO/Max)

“The Hidden History of Racism in New York City” (Instagram)
“Pentiment” (Xbox, Playstation 4/5, Nintendo Switch)
“We Are OFK” (Playstation, Nintendo Switch, Steam)
“You Destroy. We Create. The war on Ukraine’s culture” (Meta Quest)

“Against All Enemies” (NBC 5 / KXAS-TV Dallas-Fort Worth)
“Clarence and Ginni Thomas: Politics, Power and the Supreme
Court” (PBS)
“Hate Comes to Main Street” (WTVF-TV, NewsChannel 5)
“It’s Bisan from Gaza and I’m Still Alive” (Al Jazeera Media Network)
“War in the Holy Land” (PBS NewsHour)

“America and the Taliban” (PBS)
“The Post Roe Baby Boom: Inside Mississippi’s Maternal Health
Crisis” (USA TODAY streaming channels)

“The Big Dig” (GBH-News)
“The Empty Grave of Comrade Bishop” (The Washington Post)
“Post Reports: Surviving to graduation” (The Washington Post)
“The Retrievals” (Serial Productions and The New York Times)
“You Didn’t See Nothin” (Invisible Institute and USG Audio)


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