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Killing Eve, Pose and The Good Place are among the entertainment winners for the 2019 Peabody Awards.
Other TV shows honored include Barry, Hannah Gadsby: Nanette, Patriot Act With Hasan Minhaj, Random Acts of Flyness, The Americans and The End of the F***ing World.
The nine entertainment honorees join this year's lone children's and youth winner, Steven Universe from Cartoon Network; eight documentary winners; and 12 news and radio/podcast winners.
In addition, the Peabody Awards board of jurors has tapped Sesame Street to receive an institutional award for its 50 years of educating and entertaining children worldwide.
"Structured on the belief that a children’s TV show could help close an achievement gap in preparation for school, while also teaching about the values of diversity, mutual respect, and empathy, it remains one of the 1960s greatest offerings," the Peabody board said of Sesame Street. "Its central messages are about appreciating locality, accepting and valuing difference and learning how to be a massive bird’s friend when you’re a green trash monster. And yet it teaches these lessons, day in and day out, alongside functional lessons about basic math, spelling, logic, patterns, and a love of music, art, and dance. Sesame Street is also honored for its advocacy role in reminding citizens and politicians why public broadcasting is necessary and valuable, challenging us to make a difference and to be good, caring people while we do so."
The eight winners in the documentary category include the Oscar-nominated film Minding the Gap. Other projects recognized include profiles of activists Dolores Huerta and Lorraine Hansberry, an exploration of the challenges faced by the parents of children living with mental health issues and an investigation into Facebook.
The board also previously named Kartemquin Films, the production company behind Minding the Gap, Life Itself and Hoop Dreams, among other docs, as the winner of an institutional award. Kartemquin is being recognized "for its commitment to unflinching documentary filmmaking and telling an American history rooted in social justice and the stories of the marginalized," the Peabody board said in announcing the honor.
Winners in news and radio/podcast categories include investigative reports from PBS, ESPN, the BBC and NPR.
The board has also tapped ProPublica to receive the first-ever Peabody Catalyst Award for its coverage of family separation at the U.S. border, including publishing nearly eight minutes of audio of 10 crying immigrant children separated from their parents.
“No fake news here,” Peabody executive director Jeffrey Jones said. “Rather, ProPublica worked with local sources to find and publicize incontrovertible evidence of government policies — and their horrific application — that the government was also overtly downplaying. That is what courageous and effective journalism looks like.”
The honored projects were selected from 60 nominees, unveiled earlier this month, of the most compelling and empowering stories released in 2018 across TV, radio and digital media.
Jurors, including The Hollywood Reporter's editor-at-large Kim Masters, selected the winners out of 1,200 entries. Nominees and winners must be unanimously chosen by the board of jurors.
The winners will be celebrated at the 78th annual Peabody Awards ceremony, hosted by Ronan Farrow, on May 18 in New York, where Rita Moreno will also be recognized with a career achievement award.
A full list of the 2019 Peabody award winners, along with the jurors' comments about each selection, follows.
April 18, 11:15 a.m. Updated with entertainment and children's and youth winners.
April 23, 11:06 a.m. Updated with news, radio and podcast winners.
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