The Peabody Awards Board of Jurors announced the Entertainment and Children’s programs that are among this year’s Peabody 30 winners. The 11 honorees, revealed live on NBC’s Today show this morning, range from the reality-show spoof UnREAL to the classical British drama Wolf Hall, from the German spy thriller Deutschland 83 to the family comedy black-ish. The Peabody Awards are based at the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication.
The Awards presentation will take place on the evening of Saturday, May 21, 2016. Keegan-Michael Key will be the host. The awards will be taped for a television special to air on the cable channel Pivot on June 6, 2016 at 8:00pm ET/PT.
Here are your list of comedy winners from the 75th Annual Entertainment & Children’s Programming catagories:
A bright, boisterous, big-hearted comedy about an affluent African American family working overtime to keep it real, black-ish doesn’t let jokes get in the way of insights about race, class, guns, and other hot-button topics that most popular entertainment shows scarcely mention.
Master of None (Netflix)
Universal TV, Oh Brudder Productions, Alan Yang Productions, Fermulon
By turns profound and mundane, ridiculous and deadly serious, this imaginative, shape-shifting comedy chronicles the misadventures of Dev (series creator Aziz Ansari), a 30-year-old Indian-American who’s still trying to figure out what to do with his life. To say it resonates with young-adult viewers is an understatement.
Transparent (Amazon Video)
Jeffrey Tambor’s transsexual Maura is not just the lead character of this bold, honest dramedy, she’s the catalyst for her typically dysfunctional modern family’s ongoing reevaluation of itself. Its broadened scope and lively sense of self-awareness, along with irreverent wit and poignant moments, made Transparent‘s second season even stronger than the first.
A spot-on, behind-the-scenes send-up of ersatz “reality” shows like The Bachelor, UnREAL makes viewers care about venal producers and petty contestants even as it skewers them.