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

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood March 27, 2013 at 4:28PM

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.
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Zosia Mamet, Allison Williams, Lena Dunham and Jemima Kirke of HBO's 'Girls'
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"

HBO

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

 

"Girls"

HBO

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

 

"Louie"

FX

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

 

"Southland"

TNT

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.

 

News, Education & Documentary Winners:


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.