Peabody Award Nominations For TV & Digital Media Unveiled; Ronan Farrow To Host Trophy Show


The Peabody Awards Board of Jurors has announced the 60 nominees that represent “the most compelling and empowering stories” released in broadcasting and digital media during 2018. Read the list below.

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The group also said today that Ronan Farrow will the May 18 awards show in New York City.

The nominees were selected by unanimous vote of 19 jurors from more than 1,200 entries from television, radio/podcasts and the web in entertainment, news, documentary, children’s and public service programming. The 30 winners will be unveiled beginning next week.

“It is our great honor to recognize the most powerful and compelling but also most brilliant and creative programming of 2018,” said Jeffrey P. Jones, executive director of Peabody. “Across genres and platforms, these are stories that help us make sense of our world, and locate our humanity in the joys and tragedies and struggles of people worldwide.”

The Peabodys adopted new rules in 2016 that named 60 finalists from which the group of 30 winners will be chosen. .

Here are the Peabody Awards nominees for 2018:


Silvergate Media for Netflix

Steven Universe
Cartoon Network Studios
(Cartoon Network)


A Dangerous Son
HBO Documentary Films and Moxie Firecracker Films

Blue Planet II
BBC Studios’ Natural History Unit, co-produced with BBC AMERICA, Tencent, WDR, France Télévisions and CCTV9 in partnership with The Open University

Brides & Brothels: The Rohingya Trade
101 East
(Al Jazeera English)

I Am Evidence
HBO Documentary Films and Mighty Entertainment in association with Fixit Productions and Artemis Rising Foundation

Independent Lens: Dolores
A Carlos Santana Production, in association with 5 Stick Films, and THE DOLORES HUERTA FILM PROJECT, LLC

Independent Lens: I Am Not Your Negro
A co-production of Velvet Film Inc., Velvet Film S.A.S., Artémis Productions, Close Up Films, ARTE France, RTS, RTBF, Shelter Prod and the Independent Television Service (ITVS) presented in association with the National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC), with funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB)

Independent Lens: The Judge
A co-production of Three Judges LLC, Idle Wild Films Inc., and Independent Television Service (ITVS), with funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB)

Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart
Lorraine Hansberry Documentary Project, LLC in co-production with Independent Television Service and Black Public Media in association with The Film Posse, Chiz Schultz Inc. and American Masters Pictures (PBS/WNET/TV)

Minding the Gap
Hulu presents in association with Kartemquin, American Documentary | POV and ITVS

POV: QUEST: A Portrait of an American Family
Quest Fury Sound LLC, Vespertine Film and Media Productions Inc., American Documentary | POV, ITVS (PBS)

POV: The Apology
National Film Board of Canada, American Documentary | POV

POV: Survivors
WeOwnTV, American Documentary | POV, ITVS

POV: Whose Streets?
Whose Streets? LLC, American Documentary | POV

A Netflix Documentary in association with Cinereach

The Bleeding Edge
A Netflix Original Documentary in association with Shark Island Institute

The Facebook Dilemma

The Jazz Ambassadors
Thirteen Productions LLC, Antelope South Ltd., Normal Life Pictures, in association with the BBC and ZDF in collaboration with Arte

The Rape of Recy Taylor
Augusta Films, in co-production with Transform Films Inc., in association with Artemis Rising and Matador Content


Sony Pictures Television for Netflix

HBO Entertainment in association with Alec Berg and Hanarply

Hannah Gadsby: Nanette

Universal Content Productions and Amazon Studios
(Amazon Prime Video)

Killing Eve
Sid Gentle Films Ltd. for BBC AMERICA

My Brilliant Friend
HBO Entertainment in association with RAI FICTION, TIMVISION and Wildside, Fandango, and Umedia (HBO)

Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj

Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions
(FX Networks)

Random Acts of Flyness
HBO Entertainment in association with A24 and MVMT

The Americans
Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions
(FX Networks)

The Chi
SHOWTIME Presents, Fox 21 Television Studios, Kapital Entertainment, Verse, Freedom Road Productions, Hillman Grad Productions, Elwood Reid Inc.

The End of the F***ing World
Clerkenwell Films/Dominic Buchanan Productions for Channel 4 Television and Netflix

The Good Place
Universal Television, Fremulon and 3 Arts Entertainment

This Close
Killer Films and Super Deluxe


Anatomy of a Killing
BBC Africa Eye

Aquí y Ahora: The Faces of the Immigration Crisis
Univision Network
(Univision Network)

CBS News Special: 39 Days
CBS News

Back of the Class
KING Television
NBC affiliate/KING

Cambridge Analytica
ITN for Channel 4 News
(Channel 4 News)

Inside Yemen
PBS NewsHour

NewsChannel 5 Investigates: Toxic School Water

Nima Elbagir: Human Rights Reporting

On the Fire Line
PBS NewsHour

Separated: Children at the Border

Spartan Silence
E:60, OTL, ESPNW, Sportscenter

The Plastic Problem
PBS NewsHour

$2 Tests: Bad Arrests
WAGA-TV FOX 5 Atlanta


(Star Media Group)


Zero Tolerance


Bag Man

Michigan Radio

Buried Truths

The New York Times
(The New York Times)

Ear Hustle
PRX’s Radiotopia
(PRX’s Radiotopia)

In The Dark (season 2)
APM Reports

Kept Out
Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting, PRX, PBS Newshour, and the Associated Press
(Public radio stations nationwide)

Monumental Lies
Type Investigations and Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX
(Public radio stations nationwide)

My World Was Burning: The North Bay Fires and What Went Wrong
KQED and Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX
(Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX)

This American Life Episode #657: The Runaways
This American Life and ProPublica Inc.
(Public Radio Stations, podcast)

The Daily
The New York Times
(The New York Times)

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