Awards Calendar

  • WGA: Deadline for Preliminary Series online voting
    November 24, 2015
  • HFPA: Deadline for nomination ballots to be mailed to all HFPA members by Ernst & Young
    November 25, 2015
  • ASIFA: Deadline to renew or join ASIFA-Hollywood to be able to participate in the Annie Award voting
    November 30, 2015
  • VES: Submission Deadline
    November 30, 2015
  • ASIFA: Annie Award Nominations announced
    December 1, 2015
  • WGA: Preliminary Screenplay online voting begins
    December 1, 2015
  • DGA: Online voting for Feature Film Nominations opens
    December 2, 2015
  • HFPA: Final screening date for Motion Pictures
    December 2, 2015
  • WGA: Television, New Media, Radio, News, Promotional Writing, and Graphic Animation Nominations Announced
    December 3, 2015
  • HFPA: Final date for Motion Picture press conference
    December 5, 2015

Peabody Awards Honor Cable Dramas, Stephen Colbert and Arab Spring Coverage

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The honors recognize several networks and news organizations for their coverage of the turmoil in the Middle East, while "Homeland" and "Game of Thrones" also receive nods.

The 71st annual Peabody Award winners were announced on Wednesday, with honors concentrated on brave journalism in the midst of revolutions and TV series that reflect society's struggles.

The prestigious awards, administered by the University of Georgia, was given to reporters at CBS, NPR, CNN and Al Jazeera English for on-location work done in Egypt and Syria; CNN also was honored for its CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute, and Fareed Zakaria was lauded for his coverage of America's education crisis and his commentary on Iran. ABC won an award for its coverage of a scandal in the Peace Corps.

PBS won several awards for documentaries and specials, including American Experience and POV: My Perestroika.

On the entertainment side, Showtime's Homeland and the documentary Rebirth received awards, as did HBO's Game of Thrones and Treme. NBC's Parks and Recreation was similarly honored. Stephen Colbert's take on Super PACs earned him a Peabody, while the game show Jeopardy! took one as well.

For a complete list, click over to the Peabody Awards' website.

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