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The Peabody Awards board of jurors on Wednesday revealed its 60 nominees for the most compelling and empowering stories released in 2019 across TV, radio and digital media.
Thirty winners will be selected from the below nominees in the categories of children's and youth, documentaries, entertainment, news, radio/podcast and public service programming.
Notable documentary nominees include the Barack and Michelle Obama-backed, best documentary Oscar winner American Factory from Netflix and Participant Media; documentary Oscar hopefuls Apollo 11 from CNN Films, For Sama from PBS, One Child Nation from Amazon and The Edge of Democracy from Netflix; Showtime's Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men; HBO's Michael Jackson docuseries Leaving Neverland; and Lifetime's Surviving R. Kelly.
Entertainment nominees are Chernobyl, David Makes Man, Dickinson, Fleabag, Float, Good Omens, Our Boys, Ramy, Stranger Things, Succession, Unbelievable, Watchmen and When They See Us.
The nods mark the first Peabody Awards nominations for Apple TV+ (Dickinson) and Disney+ (Float) after both streaming services launched late in 2019. Additionally, David Makes Man is the first Peabody nominee from Oprah Winfrey's OWN network. Stranger Things was nominated in the past but has yet to win a Peabody award.
PBS scored the most nominations with 11; followed by HBO with seven; Netflix with five; Amazon with three; and Showtime, CNN, NBC News and podcast company Pineapple Street Studios scoring two each.
Jurors, including The Hollywood Reporter's editor-at-large Kim Masters, selected the finalists out of 1,300 entries. Nominees and winners must be unanimously chosen by the board of jurors.
"Peabody is proud to champion this year's nominees who inspire our connection, provoke our thinking and delight our senses. From the communal strength of black women to the eminence of science to the conviction of those who speak up, these stories and their creators celebrate the diversity of human experience and of our democracy,” Peabody executive director Jeffrey P. Jones said in a statement. “Amidst the challenges of our present moment, we can find empathy, entertainment and truth in these nominees.”
A full list of the 60 nominees, presented in alphabetical order by category, follows.
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