Peabody Awards finalists: ‘This Is Us,’ Beyonce’s ‘Lemonade,’ ‘Veep,’ ‘Stranger Things,’ ‘Atlanta’ …

For the second year in a row, the Peabody Awards has announced the 60 finalists from news, documentaries, entertainment, children’s programming, educational programming and public service. Among those programs in contention are Beyonce‘s Grammy-winning long-form video “Lemonade” the Oscar-winning documentary “O.J.: Made in America,” reigning Emmy champ “Veep,” recent Golden Globe winner “Atlanta” and SAG Ensemble winner “Stranger Things.”

Also meriting mention are such red-hot shows as “This Is Us” and “Luke Cage,” a spin-off of “Jessica Jones” which won a Peabody last year as well as the British imports “Happy Valley” and “National Treasure.”

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The 30 winners will be revealed in a series of news releases beginning on April 12 with the Individual/Institutional awards, followed by Documentary on April 18, Entertainment on April 20 and News/Radio/Public Service/Web/Education programming on April 25. These honors are bestowed by the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia.

The ceremony will take place on May 20 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York and will be hosted by Rashida Jones, a cast member of the Peabody Award-winning “Parks and Recreation.” And the 76th annual Peabody Awards will air on both the broadcast network PBS and the cablecaster Fusion on June 2.

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“Ask the Storybots”
JibJab Bros. Studios (Netflix)

“Tumble Leaf”
Amazon Studios and Bix Pix Entertainment (Amazon)

“A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness”
HBO Documentary Films and SOC Films (HBO)

“Audrie & Daisy”
AfterImage Public Media in association with Actual Films (Netflix)

“Chasing Heroin”
Frontline (PBS/WGBH)

“Confronting ISIS”
Frontline (PBS/WGBH)

Frontline (PBS/WGBH)

“4.1 Miles”
The New York Times Op-Docs (

“Great Performances: Hamilton’s America”
A RadicalMedia Production in association with Thirteenth Productions LLC for WNET (PBS)

“Hip-Hop Evolution”
Banger Films (Netflix, HBO Canada)

“Independent Lens: The Armor of Light”
Purple Mickey Productions, in association with Fork Films (PBS)

“Independent Lens: The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution”
Firelight Films, Inc. and the Independent Television Service (ITVS) (PBS)

“Independent Lens: Trapped”
Trilogy Films LLC Bigmouth Productions, Cedar Creek Productions and the Independent Television Service (ITVS) (PBS)

“Islamic State’s Most Wanted”
BBC World Service (BBC News Online)

“Last Chance U”
A Netflix production in association with Conde Nast Entertainment, Endgame Entertainment and One Potato Productions (Netflix)

“Marathon: The Patriots Day Bombing”
HBO Documentary Films and Break Thru Films in association with The Boston Globe (HBO)

Film First and HBO Documentary Films (HBO)

“O.J.: Made in America”
ESPN Films and Laylow Films (ESPN)

“POV: Hooligan Sparrow”
POV | American Documentary (PBS)

“POV: The Look of Silence”
POV | American Documentary (PBS)

“POV: The Return”
POV | American Documentary (PBS)

“POV: What Tomorrow Brings”
POV | American Documentary (PBS)

“Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four”
Deborah S. Esquenazi Productions, LLC (Investigation Discovery)

“The Forger”
The New York Times (Video)

“The Secret Life of Muslims”
Seftel Productions (Vox, The USA Today Network, PRI’s The World, CBS Sunday Morning)

Forward Movement LLC and Kandoo Films (Netflix)

“Zero Days”
Magnolia Pictures and Participant Media, in association with Showtime Documentary Films, Global Produce/Jigsaw Productions (Showtime)

“American Crime”
ABC Studios (ABC)

FX Productions (FX Networks)

“Better Things”
FX Productions (FX Networks)

Goalpost Pictures and Pukeko Pictures for ABC-TV Australia in co-production with SundanceTV and Red Arrow International, with the assistance of Screen Australia, Screen NSW and The New Zealand Screen Production Grant (SundanceTV)

“Happy Valley”
BBC One (BBC One, Netflix)

“Horace and Pete”
Pig Newton, Inc. (

HBO Entertainment in association with Parkwood Entertainment (HBO)

“Marvel’s Luke Cage”
Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios for Netflix (Netflix)

“National Treasure”
The Forge (Channel 4)

“Stranger Things”
21 Laps for Netflix (Netflix)

“This Is Us”
Rhode Island Ave. Productions, Zaftig Films, 20th Century Fox Television (NBC)

“The Night Of”
HBO Entertainment in association with BBC, Bad Wolf Productions and Film Rites (HBO)

HBO Entertainment (HBO)

Arrested at School: Criminalizing Classroom Misbehavior
KNTV Bay Area; NBC

Battle for Mosul

Big Buses, Bigger Problems: Investigating DCS
KXAS-TV Dallas-Fort Worth; NBC

60 Minutes: The White Helmets

Charity Caught on Camera
WTHR-TV Indianapolis; NBC

Dangerous Exposure
WTHR-TV Indianapolis; NBC

Heart of an Epidemic, West Virginia’s Opioid Addiction
The CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley; CBS

ISIS in Iraq and Syria

Student Debt
HBO, Vice, Bill Maher; HBO

Undercover in Syria

#MoreThanMean-Women in Sports ‘Face’ Harassment
Just Not Sports & One Tree Forest Films (YouTube/Twitter/Facebook)

100 Women
BBC World Service (BBC World Network)

“A Life Sentence: Victims, Offenders, Justice, and My Mother”

Gimlet Media

“How to Be a Girl”
Marlo Mack, in partnership with KUOW Seattle

“In the Dark”
APM Reports

“The Heart: Silent Evidence Series”
The Heart

“This American Life: Anatomy of Doubt”
This American Life, PBC in collaboration with The Marshall Project and ProPublica (Multiple stations/platforms)

“The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel”


“Wells Fargo Hurts Whistleblowers”


“Hell and High Water”
ProPublica and The Texas Tribune

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