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2017 Peabody Awards winners include Atlanta, Lemonade, and Veep

Atlanta (Photo: FX)
Atlanta (Photo: FX)

The very deserving Atlanta, which has established itself as an awards favorite, has earned yet another trophy: A Peabody. Donald Glover’s acclaimed series joins six other shows—and one special—that were honored by the organization this morning as members of the Peabody 30. Atlanta was heralded by the organization for how it “blends vibrant character study and rich socio-political commentary in delivering a detailed and textured exploration of a Southern city.”

The other winners include Atlanta’s fellow FX project Better Things, Louis CK’s Horace And Pete, and HBO’s old standby Veep. Two British imports, Netflix’s Happy Valley and Hulu’s National Treasure, were recognized as well. And proving the power of Beyoncé, her visual album Lemonade, which aired on HBO, has also made the list. “The audacity of its reach and fierceness of its vision challenges our cultural imagination, while crafting a stunning and sublime masterpiece about the lives of women of color and the bonds of friendship seldom seen or heard in American popular culture,” Peabody noted.

Among those that were nominated but ultimately passed over for the top prize include fan favorites Luke Cage, Stranger Things, and This Is Us.

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