‘Mr. Robot,’ ‘Master of None,’ ‘Black-ish,’ ‘Fargo’ among 2016 Peabody Awards finalists

Netflix's 'Master of None" is a finalist this year for a Peabody Award. CREDIT: Netlix

Netflix’s ‘Master of None” is a finalist this year for a Peabody Award. CREDIT: Netlix

By RODNEY HO/ rho@ajc.com, originally filed Tuesday, April 12, 2016

For the first time in University of Georgia’s prestigious Peabody’s 75-year history, the awards board has named 60 finalists instead of just announcing winners.

David Letterman and “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart” will receive institutional awards.

11Alive received a nomination with a story about the 911 network

Entertainment and children’s/youth winners will be announced on NBC’s “The Today Show” April 21, and documentary and educational winners via Facebook Live April 26.

Among the TV series finalists include Netflix’s “Master of None” and “Marvel’s Jessica Jones,” FX’s “Fargo,” Amazon’s “Catastrophe” and “Transparent,” Lifetime’s “Unreal,”  USA’s “Mr. Robot,” ABC’s “Black-ish” and “Fresh Off the Boat,” HBO’s “The Leftovers” and “Veep” and CNN’s coverage of guns in America.

Among notable documentaries: HBO’s “Going Clear,” “Night Will Fall” and “The Jinx,” “Glen Campbell… I’ll Be Here,” which aired on CNN, and Netflix’s “What Happened, Miss Simone?”

The 30 winners will be feted in New York City May 21. The event will air on Pivot June 6.

The awards don’t get as much media attention as the Emmy’s but are widely respected within the entertainment and news industries.

The 60 finalists are as follows:

“Abdi and the Golden Ticket” (This American Life)

This American Life

Radio/Podcast

 

“All In with Chris Hayes: Back to Baltimore” (MSNBC)

MSNBC’S All in with Chris Hayes

News

 

“American Experience: Last Days In Vietnam” (PBS)

A Moxie Firecracker Production for American Experience, WGBH

Documentary

 

“American Experience: Walt Disney” (PBS)

A Sarah Colt Productions Film with the participation of Arte for American Experience, WGBH

Documentary

 

“Beasts of No Nation” (Netflix)

Red Crown Productions, Participant Media, Come What May Productions, New Balloon

Entertainment

 

“Black-ish” (ABC)

ABC Studios

Entertainment

 

“Book of Negroes” (BET Networks)

Conquering Lion Pictures

Entertainment

 

“Burning Questions: WTAE Investigates Fire Response Times” (WTAE-TV)

WTAE-TV, Pittsburgh

News

 

“Catastrophe” (Amazon Video)

Avalon Television/Amazon Studios

Entertainment

 

CNN’s Coverage of Guns in America (CNN & CNN Digital)

CNN

News

 

“Cruel and Unusual: The Texas Prison Crisis” (WFAA-TV)

WFAA-TV, Dallas

News

 

“Desperate Journey” (PBS, WETA-TV)

PBS NewsHour

News

 

“Deutschland 83” (SundanceTV)

Fremantle International/Kino Lorber

Entertainment

 

“Divided by Law” (KUAT-TV)

Arizona Public Media

Radio/Podcast

 

Do Not Track (donottrack.us)

Upian, National Film Board of Canada, Arte, Bayerischer Rundfunk, CBC/Radio-Canada

Web

 

European Migrant Crisis/A New Life in Europe/Year of Migration (BBC News, BBC World Service, BBC Radio)

BBC News, BBC World Service, BBC Radio

News

 

“Fargo Installment 2” (FX Networks)

FX Productions, MGM Studios

Entertainment

 

“Fresh Off The Boat” (ABC)

20th Century Fox Television

Entertainment

 

“Gardeners of Eden” (Pivot)

Ganesh Forever

Documentary

 

“Get Real—Heart of the Haze” (Channel NewsAsia, Mediacorp Pte Ltd)

Channel NewsAsia, Mediacorp Pte Ltd

Public Service

 

“Glen Campbell…I’ll Be Me” (CNN)

PCH Films

Documentary

 

“Going Clear: Scientology and The Prison Of Belief” (HBO)

Jigsaw Productions, HBO Documentary Films, and Sky Atlantic

Documentary

 

“Gravity Falls” (Disney XD)

Disney Television Animation

Children’s/Youth

 

“Growing Up Trans” (PBS/WGBH)

FRONTLINE

Documentary

 

“How to Dance in Ohio” (HBO)

HBO Documentary Films, Gidalya Pictures, and Blumhouse

Documentary

 

“Independent Lens: 1971” (PBS)

Maximum Pictures LLC and the Independent Television Service in Association with Big Mouth Productions, Motto Pictures and Fork Films

Documentary

 

“Independent Lens: India’s Daughter” (PBS)

Assassin Films, BBC Storyville, UK-INDIA, and Tathagat Films in association with Gamini Plyatissa Foundation, Vital Voices Global Partnership, DR, Plus Pictures Aps, CBC News Network, SVT, IKON, RTS, SRF and RAI

Documentary

 

“Independent Lens: Through A Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People” (PBS)

Through a Lens Darkly, LLC, and the Independent Television Service (ITVS), produced in association with the National Black Programming Consortium

Documentary

 

“Inheritance” (PBS/WGBH)

FRONTLINE

Web

 

“Injured Heroes, Broken Promises” (KXAS-TV, NBC 5)

KXAS-TV, NBC 5, Dallas-Ft. Worth

News

 

“Invisibilia” (NPR)

National Public Radio

Radio/Podcast

 

“ISIS in Afghanistan” (PBS/WGBH)

FRONTLINE

Documentary

 

“Katie Morag” (Cbeebies)

Move on Up

Children’s/Youth

 

“Listen to Me Marlon” (Showtime)

Showtime Documentary Films Presents, A Passions Pictures Production, Cutler Productions

Documentary

 

“Marvel’s Jessica Jones” (Netflix)

Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios for Netflix

Entertainment

 

“Master of None” (Netflix)

Universal TV, Oh Brudder Productions, Alan Yang Productions, Fermulon

Entertainment

 

“Meet the Composer” (WQXR.org)

WQXR’s Q2 Music

Radio/Podcast

 

“MR. ROBOT” (USA Network)

Universal Cable Productions

Entertainment

 

“Night Will Fall” (HBO)

Spring Films, Angel TV, and Ratpac Documentary Films in association with HBO Documentary Films

Documentary

 

“911: Lost On The Line” (WXIA-TV)

WXIA-TV

News

 

“POV: Don’t Tell Anyone” (No Le Digas a Nadie) (PBS)

American Documentary Inc. | POV

Documentary

 

“Precious Lives” (WUVM, WNOV, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism)

371 Productions

Radio/Podcast

 

“Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel: The Killing Fields” (HBO)

Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel

News

 

“Secret Mustard Gas Experiments” (NPR News)

National Public Radio

News

 

“60 Minutes: A Crime Against Humanity” (CBS)

CBS News 60 Minutes

News

 

“60 Minutes: The Death Penalty in America” (CBS)

CBS News 60 Minutes

News

 

“The Case for School Desegregation Today” (This American Life)

This American Life

Radio/Podcast

 

“The Cosby Accusers Speak” (NBC)

Dateline NBC

News

 

The Counted: People killed by police in the United States (http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/series/counted-us-police-killings/)

The Guardian US

Web

 

“The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst” (HBO)

Hit the Ground Running

Documentary

 

The LaQuan McDonald Investigation (WMAQ-TV)

WMAQ-TV, Chicago

News

 

“The Leftovers” (Season 2) (HBO)

HBO Entertainment and Warner Bros Television in association with Damon Lindelof Productions and Film 44

Entertainment

 

“The Memory Palace” (http://thememorypalace.us/, Radiotopia)

Nate Dimeo

Radio/Podcast

 

“The Rain Forest Was Here—Deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon” (NPR Broadcast + Digital npr.org)

National Public Radio

Radio/Podcast

 

“Transparent” (Amazon Video)

Amazon Studios

Entertainment

 

“UnREAL” (Lifetime)

A+E Studios

Entertainment

 

“VEEP” (Season 4) (HBO)

HBO Entertainment in association with Dundee Productions

Entertainment

 

“What Happened, Miss Simone?” (Netflix)

A Radical Media Production in association with Moxie Firecracker for Netflix

Documentary

 

“Wild Kratts” (PBS Kids)

Kratt Brothers Company and 9 Story Media Group

Children’s/Youth Programming

 

“Wolf Hall” (PBS)

A Playground Entertainment and Company Pictures Production for BBC and MASTERPIECE in association with BBC Worldwide, Altus Media and Prescience

Entertainment

 

 


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