Genesis Awards Nominees Announced

The Genesis Awards come from the the Humane Society of the United States and honor news and entertainment media for outstanding reporting and creative portrayals of animal protection issues in 19 categories. The ceremony is set for March 24 at the Beverly Hilton and will air in May as a one-hour special on Animal Planet. Here are the nominees unveiled this morning:

FEATURE FILM
DOLPHIN TALE Alcon Entertainment
RIO Twentieth Century Fox/Blue Sky Studios
RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES Twentieth Century Fox/Chernin Entertainment
WAR HORSE DreamWorks SKG

FEATURE DOCUMENTARY
BORN TO BE WILD 3D Warner Bros. Pictures, IMAX Corporation
BUCK Sundance Selects, Cedar Creek Productions
ONE LUCKY ELEPHANT Crossover Productions, Sandbar Pictures

SID CAESAR COMEDY AWARD
THE CLEVELAND SHOW Ain’t Nothin’ But Mutton Bustin’ FOX
THE COLBERT REPORT multiple issues Comedy Central
MELISSA & JOEY Toledo’s Next Top Model ABC Family

DRAMATIC SERIES
THE GLADES Swamp Thing A&E
HAWAII FIVE-0 Lapa’au CBS

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMMING
NICK NEWS WITH LINDA ELLERBEE Dangerous Crossroads: Human Animal vs. Wild Animal Nickelodeon
SID THE SCIENCE KID Save the Stump! PBS Kids

TV NEWSMAGAZINE
20/20 egg farm cruelty ABC
ANDERSON COOPER 360 multiple issues CNN
E:60 cockfighting ESPN
ISSUES WITH JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL multiple issues HLN

NATIONAL NEWS
ABC WORLD NEWS WITH DIANE SAWYER egg farm cruelty
CBS EVENING NEWS WITH KATIE COURIC multiple issues
NBC NIGHTLY NEWS WITH BRIAN WILLIAMS multiple issues

LOCAL NEWS FEATURE
KHOU-TV (Houston) multiple issues
KPHO-TV (Phoenix) CBS 5 Investigates Canned Hunts
KTLA NEWS AT 10 (Los Angeles) multiple issues
WPMI-TV (Mobile) Alabama’s Blood Sport and Training to Fight

LOCAL NEWS SERIES
KTNV-TV (Las Vegas) LOLAA Kennel
WOIO-TV 19 ACTION NEWS (Cleveland) Torture at the E6 Cattle Ranch

MORNING NEWS SHOW
SUNDAY MORNING BATS! from Barry Petersen CBS
TODAY multiple issues from Jill Rappaport NBC
TODAY Online Puppy Sales from Lisa Myers NBC

TALK SHOW
THE ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW multiple issues
THE MARTHA STEWART SHOW vegan cooking
THE OPRAH WINFREY SHOW vegan challenge

TV DOCUMENTARY/SPECIALS
GORDON RAMSAY: SHARK BAIT BBC America
MADONNA OF THE MILLS HBO2
NATURE Broken Tail: A Tiger’s Last Journey PBS

REALITY SERIES
ANIMAL PLANET INVESTIGATES: CAPTIVE HUNTING EXPOSED
CRIMES AGAINST NATURE Blood Ivory and Making a Killing Nat Geo Wild
IT’S ME OR THE DOG Bone Of Contention Animal Planet
VANGUARD Tiger Farms Current TV

BRIGITTE BARDOT INTERNATIONAL
KOPI LUWAK / ETHICAL CONSUMERISM Carte Blanche M-Net South Africa
THE MEDAN CONNECTION Carte Blanche M-Net South Africa

OUTSTANDING WRITTEN WORD
MAGAZINE
MOTHER JONES The Cruelest Show on Earth by Deborah Nelson
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC multiple articles Editor in Chief, Chris Johns
O, THE OPRAH MAGAZINE multiple articles Editor in Chief, Susan Casey
VANITY FAIR Agony and Ivory by Alex Shoumatoff
SERIES OF NEWSPAPER ARTICLES
LEXINGTON HERALD-LEADER Janet Patton
MCCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS Chris Adams
THE VIRGINIAN-PILOT Philip Walzer
ONLINE AWARD
THE ATLANTIC.COM multiple articles on wild horses by Andrew Cohen
LA TIMES.COM multiple issues by Dean Kuipers
NY TIMES.COM multiple issues by Mark Bittman
TIME.COM multiple issues by Krista Mahr, Alexandra Silver, and Bryan Walsh
BRIGITTE BARDOT INTERNATIONAL
THE INDEPENDENT (UK) multiple articles by Martin Hickman
SOUTH ASIA magazine (Pakistan) Importance of Animals in Islam by Nilofar Ahmed, Social Justice And Ethics by Anees Jillani, and a commentary by Syed Rizvi
THE SUNDAY TIMES (UK) multiple articles by Daniel Foggo, Simon Parry, and Hannah Ashwell
WILLIAM WILBERFORCE AWARD
PRISM A Call to Compassion from Our Brothers the Animals by Kendra Langdon Juskus
ST. ANTHONY MESSENGER Finding Faith in God’s Creatures by B.G. Kelley