Peabody Awards Go To 'Last Week Tonight,' 'Jane the Virgin,' 'The Americans' And Other Shows

April 16, 2015 1:03 PM

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Peabody Awards Go To 'Last Week Tonight,' 'Jane the Virgin,' 'The Americans' And Other Shows

The Peabody Awards are one of the oldest media awards in the United States, and recognize scripted entertainment, documentaries, radio programs, podcasts, individuals, websites, institutions and all kinds of news programming. On Tuesday, the Peabody Awards announced that David Attenborough, the creator of countless acclaimed nature documentaries, received an individual award for his extensive body of work, and the long-running radio program Afropop Worldwide got an institutional Peabody. Awards in news, documentaries, educational programming and children’s shows will be announced next week.

The 74th annual Peabody Awards ceremony will be held in New York on May 31, and Fred Armisen of "Portlandia" will be the evening's emcee.

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