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The Peabody Awards board of jurors has selected the 60 finalists for the most compelling and empowering stories released in electronic media over 2016.
Those finalists will be narrowed down to 30 winners, to be revealed by category starting April 12. The Peabody Award winners and finalists will be celebrated at a gala event on May 20 in New York. That ceremony, hosted by Rashida Jones, will be taped for a TV special to air on PBS and Fusion on Friday, June 2, at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
Jurors, including The Hollywood Reporter's editor-at-large Kim Masters, selected the finalists out of 1,200 entries across TV, radio and the web.
Noteworthy finalists include best documentary Oscar winner O.J.: Made in America and Ava DuVernay's Oscar-nominated documentary 13th, as well as TV series American Crime, Atlanta, Better Things, Horace and Pete, Luke Cage, Stranger Things, This Is Us, The Night Of and Veep. Beyonce's Lemonade film was also named as a finalist in the entertainment category.
The 60 Peabody Awards finalists are as follows.
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