Peabody Awards: ‘Insecure,’ ‘Handmaid’s Tale’, ‘One Day At A Time’ Among Nominees

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The jurors for the 77th annual Peabody Awards announced today the 60 nominees representing the best in storytelling. From news to podcasting to entertainment, the nominees represent the most compelling and empowering in electronic media for 2017. Those among the nominated are HBO’s Insecure, the Emmy-winning Hulu series The Handmaid’s Tale, Netflix’s Cuban reboot of One Day at a Time and more.


The awards ceremony will be hosted by Hasan Minhaj of The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (he’s also nominated for his Netflix comedy special Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming) at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City on May 19.

The ceremony will be in May, but the winning Peabody 30 programs and content will be revealed over the next several weeks in announcements by category: Documentary on April 17; Entertainment/Children’s & Youth on April 19; and News/Radio/Public Service programming on April 24. The first-ever Peabody Career Achievement Award presented by Mercedes-Benz will be announced on April 12.

The nominees were selected from approximately 1,200 entries from television, radio/podcasts and the web. Other nominees include FX’s X-Men adjacent series Legion, the Academy Award-nominated documentary Strong Island,  Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, CBS All Access’ Star Trek: Discovery, Netflix’s mockumentary American Vandal as well as the Amazon breakout comedy The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. 

Read the complete list of nominees below.


Andi Mack
Horizon Productions
Disney Channel

A Series of Unfortunate Events


Abacus: Small Enough to Jail
A Mitten Media, Motto Pictures, and Kartemquin Films Production for WGBH/FRONTLINE and Independent Television Service (ITVS), with WGBH/FRONTLINE and Independent Television Service (ITVS), with Blue Ice (PBS/WGBH)

America ReFramed: Deej
American Documentary, Inc., WORLD Channel, Rooy Media LLC, ITVS
(WORLD Channel)

Chasing Coral
An Exposure Labs Production

City of Ghosts
Amazon Studios, A&E IndieFilms, Our Time Projects, in association with Jigsaw Productions

A Netflix Original Documentary in association with The Center for Investigative Reporting, A Requisite Media Production

I Have A Message For You
The New York Times Op-Docs
(The New York Times)

Fuse Media
(Fuse/Linear Broadcast)

Last Men in Aleppo
American Documentary | POV, Larm Film

Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise
The People’s Poet Media Group, LLC, Thirteen’s American Masters for WNET and ITVS in association with Artemis Rising

CineDiaz Inc., ITVS, American Documentary | POV

Mile 22 LLC, ITVS, in association with KA Snyder Productions, Cuomo Cole Productions, Artemis Rising and Transform Films

Planet Earth II
BBC Studios Natural History Unit production, with BBC AMERICA

Strong Island
Yanceville Films, LLC and Louverture Films, LLC

The Bad Kids
Low Key Pictures in association with the Filmmaker Fund

The Defiant Ones
HBO Entertainment and Silverback 5150 Pictures in association with Alcon Television Group

The Islands and the Whales
Intrepid Cinema, Radiator Film

Time: The Kalief Browder Story
Spike TV, The Cinemart, Roc Nation

Tower Documentary LLC, Go Valley Productions, ITVS, in association with Meredith Vieira Productions and Killer Impact

Oklahoma City
American Experience
(PBS/WGBH Education Foundation)


Alias Grace
A Halfire Entertainment Production in association with CBC for Netflix

American Vandal
CBS Television Studios for Netflix

Bala Loca
Chilevision-Turner, Chilean National Television Council, Filmo Estudios

Better Call Saul
Sony Pictures Television, Gran Via Productions

Halt and Catch Fire
AMC Studios/Gran Via Productions

Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King
Netflix, Art & Industry

HBO Entertainment in association with Issa Rae Productions

Jazz Night in America
NPR, WBGO, Jazz at Lincoln Center

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
HBO Entertainment

FX Productions, Marvel Television
(FX Networks)

One Day at a Time
Sony Pictures Television for Netflix

Saturday Night Live: Political Satire 2017
SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video

Star Trek: Discovery
CBS Television Studios
(CBS All Access)

The Good Place
Universal Television, Fremulon, 3 Arts Entertainment

The Handmaid’s Tale
Hulu, MGM, White Oak Pictures, The Littlefield Company, Daniel Wilson Productions

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Amazon Studios


“Big Buses, Bigger Problems: Taxpayers Taken for a Ride”
NBC5/KXAS-TV Dallas-Fort Worth

“Charlottesville: Race & Terror”
VICE Media

“Cracking the Code” &  “Medical Waste”
WVUE-TV, Times-Picayune/Clear Health Costs

“Fall of ISIS in Iraq and Syria”

“Human Toll in Yemen”
BBC News
(BBC World News/BBC World News America)

“Inside Putin’s Russia  ”
PBS NewsHour

“Leyla Santiago’s Hurricane Maria Coverage”

“My Reality: A Hidden America”
ABC News 20/20

“Plight of Rohingya Refugees”
BBC News
(BBC World News)

“Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel: The Strongman-Ramzan Kadyrov”
HBO Sports

“The Whistleblower”
CBS News 60 Minutes

“USA Gymnastics”
CBS News 60 Minutes


“The Cut: Exploring FGM”
Al Jazeera Correspondent
(Al Jazeera)

“Predator In My Phone”
R.AGE, Star Media Group

“Sex.Right.Now. with Cleo Stiller”
Fusion Media Group


“Ear Hustle”
Radiotopia from PRX
(Radiotopia from PRX)

“Lost Mothers: Maternal Mortality in the U.S.”
NPR and ProPublica

“74 Seconds”
Minnesota Public Radio, American Public Media
(MPR News)

Serial and This American Life

“Seeing White”
The Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University

“The Pope’s Long Con”
Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting, Louisville Public Media
(Louisville Public Media)

“The View from Room 205”
WBEZ-Chicago Public Media

“Uncivil: The Raid”
Gimlet Media
(Gimlet Media)

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