The Peabody Awards (sadly, this has nothing to do with Helena or Peggy)


On Wednesday, the 66th annual Peabody Awards were doled out. Not to be confused with that improbably brilliant dog from Rocky and Bullwinkle, the Peabody Awards "recognize distinguished achievement and meritorious service by radio and television networks, stations, producing organizations, cable television organizations and individuals." The original idea was to establish a "Pulitzer Prize for radio." So, you know — just a snootier version of the Emmys, and extended to other formats like radio and the web.

Anyway. Here are some of the winners:

  • ABC: Ugly Betty

    Right on. I hope this show can maintain the perfect blend it's got going. It's funny; it's moving; it's gay-friendly; it's beautiful.

  • NBC: The Office

    The Peabody dudes were like, "It's so awesomely fascinating." And Michael Scott was like, "That's what she said!"


  • NBC: Friday Night Lights

    Malinda loves this show. I have yet to see it myself, but that's probably good — if I were to watch it, it would suddenly be canceled. It's my curse.
  • NBC: Scrubs

    Don't ask me — I hate this show.
  • HBO: Billie Jean King: Portrait of a Pioneer

    The Peabody site describes this as "unusually substantial for a sports biography." Yeah, and unusually gay, I'm assuming. That's a compliment!


  • HBO: When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts

    See this if you haven't. And then go back to the top of this list to cheer yourself up.

For the complete list of winners, visit the official Peabody Awards site.

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