The winners of the 65th Annual Peabody Awards (which recognize distinguished achievement in electronic media) were announced this week and were presented at a luncheon hosted by two-time Peabody winner Jon Stewart in New York.
"As is the case every year, submissions for consideration by the Peabody Board provide insight into the astonishing array of electronic media productions," said Horace Newcomb, director of the Peabody Awards. "These are the works self-selected by creators and producers as their very best work from the previous calendar year. This year's Peabody Award recipients stand as hallmarks of excellence in news, documentary, comedy, drama, education and public service."
Newcomb spoke to E!Online specifically about "Battlestar" saying, "It treats contemporary issues from an angle that really make you think about those issuesâ€¦issues of race, gender, all those things are dealt with in that context. In a way it's almost a counterpart to 'South Park' (which also won an award) which just throws everything up there, while 'Battlestar' considers them in a dramatic narrative."
The Peabody Awards, the oldest honor in electronic media, do not recognize categories, nor is there a set number of awards given each year.
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