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The Peabody Awards has unveiled its final group of winners, with CNN, HBO's Vice News Tonight, PBS NewsHour, BBC News and CBS' 60 Minutes among those that will be honored in the news category.
Winners in the radio/podcast and public service categories also were unveiled Tuesday morning.
In addition, 60 Minutes also will receive the Institutional Award as it celebrates 50 years on the air. Jurors said the newsmagazine show "has become nothing less than a touchstone in American life, regularly pursuing investigations that lead to legal action, catalyze social change and illuminate dark government secrets." The show has received a total of more than 20 Peabody Awards over its lifetime.
Last week, the Peabody Awards announced that The Handmaid's Tale, Saturday Night Live, Last Week Tonight With John Oliver and Insecure are four of this year's eight winners in the entertainment category. Also selected as winners were American Vandal, Better Call Saul, Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.
Additionally, A Series of Unfortunate Events was named the sole winner in the children and youth programming category.
The nine documentary winners include Oscar nominee Last Man in Aleppo, Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise andTime: The Kalief Browder Story.
Meanwhile, as previously announced, the Fred Rogers Co. also will receive an Institutional Award "in recognition for carrying on the legacy of its eponymous founder, whose iconic children’s program debuted 50 years ago." The children's program won a Peabody in 1968, while the host himself won one in 1992. He died in 2003.
In addition, this marks the third year for the Peabody-Facebook Futures of Media Awards honoring digital storytelling. Six winners have been chosen for this year's honor and will be recognized at a May 18 luncheon at Hotel Eventi in New York.
Earlier this month, the jurors unveiled the 60 nominees for the "most compelling and empowering stories released in electronic media" last year. Those finalists were narrowed down to 30 winners — aka the Peabody 30.
The winners and finalists will be celebrated at a gala event on May 19 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York. That ceremony will be hosted by Hasan Minhaj, senior correspondent on Comedy Central's The Daily Show With Trevor Noah, whose comedy special was among the winners announced Thursday.
In addition, Carol Burnett will receive the inaugural Peabody Career Achievement Award at the event.
The Peabody Awards are based at the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia. Jurors, including The Hollywood Reporter's editor-at-large Kim Masters, selected the finalists out of 1,200 entries across TV, radio/podcasts and the web.
A full list of winners, along with the jurors' comments about each winner, follows.
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Jon M. Chu