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Peabody Awards 2013 Include 'Girls,' 'Doctor Who' and 'Game Change'

by Beth Hanna
March 27, 2013 4:28 PM
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Zosia Mamet, Allison Williams, Lena Dunham and Jemima Kirke of HBO's 'Girls'

The 2013 Peabody Awards for excellence in entertainment, broadcast journalism and electronic media were announced today, with HBO's "Girls," "Game Change" and documentary "Marina Abramovich: The Artist Is Present," along with the BBC's "Doctor Who," all taking honors. 

Here's the full list of film, TV and broadcast winners, with the radio winners here:

Entertainment Winners


"D.L. Hughley: The Endangered List"

Comedy Central

The comic's hourlong special took on the question of whether black men should be on the endangered species list.


"Game Change"


A TV movie that examined John McCain's choice of Sarah Palin as running mate.




The show by Lena Dunham that explores the lives of young women (and young men) in New York.




Louis C.K.'s groundbreaking comedy that defies categorization.




A cop show set in LA that is full of vivid characters and memorable partnerships.


"Switched at Birth"

ABC Family

This ABC Family soap tells the story of two very different families while allowing its audience to explore the nuances of deaf culture.


Institutional Winners


"Doctor Who"

BBC/BBC America

For those who keep track of time (and Time Lords), it's the classic sci-fi show's 50th anniversary.


Lorne Michaels

Michaels is the executive producer and all-around guru of "Saturday Night Live," "30 Rock," "Portlandia" and many other comedic ventures in television and film.


The "Up" series of documentaries ("7 Up," "14 Up," "21 Up," etc.) by Michael Apted

This series of television documentaries, which check in on a cross-section of English men and women every seven years, have been enormously influential for several decades.


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1 Comment

  • caroline redbrook | March 28, 2013 6:46 AMReply

    Hopefully, next ITV Documentary winners will do an expose on accused pedophile, Sylvain Kustyan. Kustyan, a 6' 7" French native has been formally charged with two counts of 1st Degree Sodomy and 1st Degree Sexual Abuse of a ten-year-old little boy. Online postings indicate that this middle school teacher (students aged 10 to 14) may have abused students at "sleep-overs" held at his house as well as children whom he met on vacation. Unfortunately, enablers helped him flee the US before the arrest was made and he is currently on the lam, thought to be back in his native France.

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