'How to Train Your Dragon,' 'True Blood,' Kristin Davis Among Genesis Nominees

How To Train Your Dragon
How To Train Your Dragon
 

Animated dragons and Southern shape-shifters both figure in the nominations for the 25th anniversary Genesis Awards, announced Tuesday by the Humane Society of the United States.

DreamWorks Animations' How to Train Your Dragon was nominated in the feature film category, along with Miramax's The Switch. HBO's True Blood earned a nom in the dramatic series category, along with episodes of USA's Law & Order: Criminal Intent and NBC's Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

The winners in 17 categories will be announced at a ceremony at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel on March 19. The event will also air as a one-hour special on Animal Planet in the spring.

The awards recognize "outstanding reporting and creative portrayals of animal protection issues in the news and entertainment media."

At the event, actress Kristin Davis is to be honored with the organization's Wyler Award for her work in raising awareness about orphaned African elephants.

"Media attention to animal protection issues has come a long way since the Genesis Awards was launched twenty-five years ago," Beverly Kaskey, senior director of the Hollywood office of the HSUS and executive producer of awards, said. "The fact that True Blood, a show about vampires, can illustrate the cruelty of dog fighting is a sure sign that a consciousness about animal concerns is permeating popular entertainment and culture like never before."
 

25th Anniversary Genesis Awards Nominations

 

FEATURE FILM

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON - DreamWorks Animation

THE SWITCH - Miramax Films

 

FEATURE DOCUMENTARY

THE ELEPHANT IN THE LIVING ROOM - NightFly Entertainment

OCEANS - Disneynature / Pathe Films

 

SID CAESAR COMEDY AWARD

THE COLBERT REPORT, "Zoos, Bullfighting" - Comedy Central

THE DAILY SHOW, "Big Red Dogs" - Comedy Central

THE SIMPSONS, "The Squirt and the Whale" - FOX

 

DRAMATIC SERIES

LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT, "Inhumane Society" - USA Network

LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT, "Beef" - NBC

TRUE BLOOD, "Hitting the Ground" - HBO

 

TV NEWSMAGAZINE

ANDERSON COOPER 360, "How Safe is Your Food?" - CNN

INSIDE EDITION, "Horse Slaughter" - Syndicated

ISSUES WITH JANE VELEZ-MITCHEL, Multiple Issues - HLN

NIGHTLINE, "Got Milk?" - ABC

 

NEWS FEATURE

CNN NEWS, "Rescuing the Pelicans"

KABC 7 EYEWITNESS NEWS (Los Angeles), "Bunny Cruelty"

KHOU-TV (Houston) , "The Dog Factory: Dying to Breed"; "The Gulf Oil Spill: BP's Voiceless Victims"

KTLA NEWS AT 10 (Los Angeles), "Puppy Mills Exclusive Investigation"; "Dogfighting Investigation"; "Hatchery Hell – Investigative Report"

 

NEWS SERIES

KHOU-TV (Houston), "Cal-Maine Eggs: The Incredible Inedible Lie"

KTNV (Channel 13, Las Vegas), "Look Puppies!"

WOIO TV 19 ACTION NEWS (Cleveland), "Ohio Dairy Farm Animal Abuse"

 

MORNING NEWS SHOW

CBS NEWS SUNDAY MORNING, "Going, Going, Gone / All Aflutter"

THE EARLY SHOW, "Saving the Sharks" - CBS

TODAY, "Abused Thoroughbreds" - NBC

 

TALK SHOW

DR. PHIL, "Confronting Animal Abuse" - Syndicated

LARRY KING LIVE, "SeaWorld Trainer Death" - CNN

THE OPRAH WINFREY SHOW, "All-Animal Show" - Syndicated

 

TV DOCUMENTARY

FATAL ATTRACTIONS: BIG CATS - Animal Planet

MY CHILD IS A MONKEY - National Geographic Channel

 

REALITY SERIES

BLOOD DOLPHINS - Animal Planet

IT'S ME OR THE DOG: BULLY BREEDS - Animal Planet

LAST CHANCE HIGHWAY: YHE GREAT ESCAPE - Animal Planet

 

BRIGITTE BARDOT INTERNATIONAL

60 MINUTES AUSTRALIA, "Natural Born Killers" - Nine Network Australia

CARTE BLANCHE, "Monkey Town" - M-Net South Africa

 

OUTSTANDING WRITTEN WORD MAGAZINE

CONDE NAST TRAVELER, "On The Firing Line," by Susan Hack

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE, "The Kingpin," by Bryan Christy

THE NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE, "The Animal-Cruelty Syndrome," by Charles Siebert

TIME, "Inside the Minds of Animals," by Jeffrey Kluger

 

SERIES OF NEWSPAPER ARTICLES

ISTHMUS (Wisconsin), "Animal Research," by Bill Lueders

LOS ANGELES TIMES, "Rhino Poaching," by Robyn Dixon

 

COLUMNIST

THE ATLANTIC, "Consider the Turkey," by James McWilliams

LOS ANGELES TIMES, "Where Captives Put on a Show," by Steve Lopez

 

BRIGITTE BARDOT INTERNATIONAL PRINT

DAILY EXPRESS (UK), multiple articles by Bonnie Estridge

DAILY MAIL (UK), multiple articles by Danny Penman

THE SUNDAY TIMES (UK), investigative series by Jonathan Calvert, Claire Newell, Solvej Krause and Cecile Schoon

THE SUNDAY TIMES (UK), multiple articles by Daniel Foggo

 

WILLIAM WILBERFORCE AWARD

ADVENTIST REVIEW, "What Are We Really Doing to God's Creatures?," by Sandra Blackmer

CHRISTIANITY TODAY, "A Feast Fit for the King," by Leslie Leyland Fields

 

THE WYLER AWARD RECIPIENT

KRISTIN DAVIS

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