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Peabody Awards Nominations Announcement Celebrates Best of Television in 2019

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Today, the Peabody Award nominations for the year of 2019 were announced, with IndieWire publishing the complete list of nominees for the awards that have been given out since as early as 1941.

Named after the American philanthropist George Foster Peabody, the Peabody Awards aim to recognize the very best in television and radio over the course of the year, with recent winners including The Americans,” “Pose,” “Killing Eve” and  “The Good Place.”

The awards are separated into five different categories, with those competing in the entertainment and documentary categories perhaps the most high profile of the nominees from year to year.

Big contenders in the entertainment category this year include HBO’s Emmy-sweeping limited series “Chernobyl,” the second season of Phoebe Waller Bridge’s “Fleabag” which has broken out in a huge way across the States, and the critically acclaimed “Succession.” The nominations have also proved favorable to Netflix, with “Stranger Things,” “Unbelievable” and “When They See Us” all making the cut for the streaming giants.

Over on the documentary side, the Academy Award-winning “American Factory” is up for an award, along with “For Sama” which it beat at the prestigious film ceremony.

The following is the complete list of nominees as published by Libby Hill of IndieWire:


  • “Chernobyl” (HBO)
  • “David Makes Man” (OWN)
  • “Dickinson” (Apple TV+)
  • “Fleabag” (Prime Video)
  • “Float” (Disney+)
  • “Good Omens” (Prime Video)
  • “Our Boys” (HBO)
  • “Ramy” (Hulu)
  • “Stranger Things” (Netflix)
  • “Succession” (HBO)
  • “Unbelievable” (Netflix)
  • “Watchmen” (HBO)
  • “When They See Us” (Netflix)


  • “16 Shots” (Showtime)
  • “American Factory” (Netflix)
  • “Apollo 11” (CNN)
  • “For Sama” (PBS)
  • “Independent Lens: Hale County This Morning, This Evening” (PBS)
  • “Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (if you’re a girl)” (A&E)
  • “Leaving Neverland” (HBO)
  • “One Child Nation” (Prime Video)
  • “POV: América” (PBS)
  • “POV: Inventing Tomorrow” (PBS)
  • “POV: Midnight Traveler” (PBS)
  • “POV: Roll Red Roll” (PBS)
  • “POV: The Distant Barking of Dogs” (PBS)
  • “POV: The Silence of Others” (PBS)
  • “Sea of Shadows” (National Geographic)
  • “Surviving R. Kelly” (Lifetime)
  • “The Edge of Democracy” (Netflix)
  • “True Justice: Bryan Stevenson’s Fight for Equality” (HBO)
  • “Warrior Women” (WORLD Channel)
  • “Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men” (Showtime)

Children’s & Youth

  • “Molly of Denali” (PBS Kids)
  • “Treasure Island 2020” (BYUradio)


  • “A Different Kind of Force: Policing Mental Illness” (NBC News)
  • “American Betrayal” (NBC/MSNBC)
  • “Capitol Hill Controversy” (WTVF-TV)
  • “Coal’s Deadly Dust” (PBS)
  • “Flint’s Deadly Water” (PBS/WGBH)
  • “Police, Arrest” (Now News)
  • “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel: Raced to Death — The Plight of the American Thoroughbred” (HBO)
  • “The Hidden Workforce: Undocumented in America” (CNN)
  • “The Invisibles” (NBC5/KXAS-TV)
  • “Unwarranted” (WBBM-TV)


  • “70 Million” (Lantigua Williams & Co.)
  • “Dolly Parton’s America” (WNYC)
  • “Finding Fred” (iHeartMedia)
  • “Gangster Capitalism: The College Admissions Scandal” (C13Originals)
  • “Gospel Roots of Rock and Soul” (WXPN)
  • “Have You Heard George’s Podcast?” (BBC Sounds)
  • “Headlong: Running From COPS” (Stitcher)
  • “In The Dark: The Path Home” (APM Reports)
  • “Silencing Science” (Public radio, Reveal)
  • “Stonewall OutLoud” (NPR)
  • “The Catch and Kill Podcast with Ronan Farrow” (Pineapple Street Studios)
  • “The Refuge” (Montana Public Radio) Public Service
  • “Border Hustle” (The Texas Tribune and TIME)
  • “Detained” (The Marshall Project in partnership with The Guardian)
  • “Long Island Divided” (Newsday)

What are your thoughts on the nominees for this year’s Peabody Awards? Let us know in the comments below!

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Written by Bradley Weir

Recently graduated from the UK with a degree in film. Passionate about all things movies, especially the awards season!


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