‘Beasts of No Nation’ and ‘Transparent’ Nab Peabody Awards
Idris Elba’s war movie Beasts of No Nation and hit drama series Transparent are among the winners of the 2016 Peabody Awards. The top picks in the Entertainment and Children’s categories were announced on Friday, with other honorees including comedy shows Black-ish and Aziz Ansari’s Master of None, and dramas like Mr. Robot, The Leftovers, and BBC mini-series Wolf Hall. Marvel’s Jessica Jones was also a winner.
The coveted prizes, organized by officials at the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, celebrate excellence in radio and television. Recipients of the news and public service awards were announced earlier this week, while the victors in the documentary and educational categories will be unveiled on Tuesday. Among the 60 projects on the shortlist include director James Keach’s Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me, which chronicles the country icon’s farewell tour as he battled Alzheimer’s disease and other health issues, and Nina Simone documentary, What Happened, Miss Simone? The awards will be handed out in a ceremony at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City on May 21.