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Peabody Award Winners Include Switched At Birth, Girls, Southland

Peabody Award Winners Include Switched At Birth, Girls, Southland

The Peabody Awards announced the winners for their 72nd annual awards. The Peabody Awards recognize “distinguished achievement and meritorious service by broadcasters, cable and Webcasters, producing organizations, and individuals.” They recognize all forms of media–including those produced for an alternative distribution i.e. internet, etc.

Some women-created shows were recognized including: Lena Dunham’s Girls, Lizzy Weiss’s Switched At Birth and Ann Biderman’s Southland

Here are some of the other women-created winners. This is not a full list as for some of the winners we were unable to find names of directors/creators.

Sheikh Jarrah, My Neighborhood (Al Jazeera)

Al Jazeera, Just Vision

A Palestinian teenager whose family is evicted from an East Jerusalem neighborhood by Israeli settlers finds unexpected allies in this honest, hopeful documentary.

The Loving Story – directed by Nancy Buirski (HBO)

Augusta Films and HBO Documentary Films with the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities

A fresh, poignant reconsideration of the now almost unthinkable arrest and prosecution of Richard and Mildred Loving in 1958 for the “crime” of interracial marriage.

Independent Lens: Summer Pasture (PBS)

True-Walker Productions, Independent Television Service

A rare account of Tibet from the inside, this unhurried, quietly powerful film focuses on one nomadic family and through them illuminates an entire culture’s struggle with nature’s hardships and China’s oppression.

Southland (TNT) – created by Ann Biderman

John Wells Production in association with Warner Bros Television

Shot on location in Los Angeles neighborhoods both posh and blighted, focusing on characters whose personalities have become more nuanced by the season, it’s a gritty, weekly ride-along, as convincing as cop drama gets.

Switched at Birth (ABC Family) – created by Lizzy Kaplan

Prodco, Inc. in association with ABC Family

What could be a reality-show premise – two families discovering their teenage daughters, one of whom is deaf, were switched at birth – is explored with honesty, imagination and humor in this superior family series.

Girls (HBO) – created by Lena Dunham

Aptow Prod and I am Jenni Konner Productions in association with HBO Entertainment

Creator/star Lena Dunham’s singular, decidedly unglamorous take on sex and the single girl and the city reverberates with anxiety, angst, insight and rueful humor.

72nd Annual Peabody Awards: Complete List of Winners (Peabody Awards)

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