Surprise Winners Take Home Peabody Award Gold

Thursday, March 31 by

The 70th Annual Peabody Award winners were announced today with a few surprise victories thrown into the mix. On the television side,”Men Of A Certain Age,” “The Good Wife,” Justified,” and The Pacific“ took home prizes. I guess the surprise here is that “Degrassi – ‘My Body Is A Cage’” walked away with honors. Which is a shock. If the ‘I’m So Excited’ episode of “Saved by the Bell” got the snub, then this should too.

Here is a full list of winners that the University of Georgia Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication drew little hearts next to in their dog eared copies of TV Guide:

Men of a Certain Age” (TNT)
“The Good Wife” (CBS)
The Pacific” (HBO)
“Temple Grandin” (HBO)
Justified” (FX)
“Degrassi” – “My Body Is a Cage” (CBC)
“Masterpiece/Mystery!” – “Sherlock: A Study in Pink” (PBS)
“American Masters” – “LennonNYC” (PBS)
“American Masters” – Elia Kazan: A Letter to Elia” (PBS)
“Great Performances” – “MacBeth” (PBS)
“Art21″ – “Wiliam Kentridge: Anything is Possible”  (PBS)
“Independent Lens” -  “Reel Injun: On the Trail of the Hollywood Indian” (PBS)

International winners include:

“Report on a New Generation of Migrant Works in China” (Phoenix InfoNews Channel)
“Zimbabwe’s Forgotten Children (BBC Four)

Radio winners include:

“The Moth Radio Hour”
“Radiolab” (WNYC)
“Lucia’s Letter” (WGCU)
“The Promised Land with Majora Carter” (Public Radio, American Public Media)
“Trafficked” (Youth Radio)
“Covering Pakistan: War, Flood and Social Issues” (NPR)
“Behind the Bail Bond System” (NPR)
“Seeking Justice for Campus Rapes” (NPR)

In the News arena, winners include:

“Coverage of the Gulf Oil Spill” (CNN)
“Reality Check: Where Are the Jobs?” (WTHR)
“Who Killed Doc?” (KSTP)
“Bitter Lessons” (WFAA)
“The Lord Is Not On Trial Here Today” (WILL)

Documentary winners included:

“If God is Willing and Da Creek Don’t Rise” (HBO)
“Wonders of the Solar System with Brian Cox” (BBC)
“Magic and Bird: A Courtship of Rivals” (HBO)
“30 for 30″ (ESPN)
“American Experience” – “My Lai” (PBS)
“P.O.V” – “The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers” (PBS)
“FRONTLINE” – “The Wounded Patrol” (PBS)
“For Neda” (HBO Films)
“12th and Delaware” (HBO Films)
“Burma VJ” (HBO Films)”

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