For the 84th annual Peabody Awards, the event is returning for its first in-person event in five years. The winners will be announced on May 9th in Los Angeles. Now, the nominees are out and covered a variety of not only great television shows, but stories that sparked cultural conversation, including The Bear, Bluey, The Last of Us, and Poker Face.

Additionally, The Peabody Awards showed some love for horror, including The Fall of the House of Usher and Dead Ringers, both total knockouts of visceral television. “Whether a hilarious comedy, an engaging interactive experience, or a heartwarming children’s show, Peabody is dedicated to honoring the most compelling stories across the media landscape,” Jeffrey Jones, executive director of Peabody said today. “Each of the 68 nominees this year deserve to be recognized for telling unique stories that leave a profound impact in capturing our imaginations.”

Here are this year’s Peabody Award Nominees…


The Bear (FX)
In this dramedy meditation on the work required to transform, to move on, to achieve a dream, highly trained young chefs Carmen (Jeremy Allen White) and Sydney (Ayo Edebiri) lead the charge to turn Carmen’s family’s chaotic Italian beef sandwich shop into a bright light of the Chicago food scene.
FX Productions

Blue Eye Samurai (Netflix)
Netflix’s innovative animated series tells of a young warrior driven by revenge against those who made her an outcast in Edo-period Japan, cutting a bloody path toward her destiny, with voices by Maya Erskine, Brenda Song, Kenneth Branagh, and others.
A Netflix Series / 3 Arts Entertainment and Blue Spirit Productions

Dead Ringers (Prime Video)
Amazon’s modern take on David Cronenberg’s 1988 thriller features Rachel Weisz in the dual lead role of Elliot and Beverly Mantle, twin gynecologists unbothered by committing malpractice toward the eventual end of establishing their own birthing center, allowing for commentary on the abysmal state of health care for women in the U.S.
Amazon MGM Studios, Annapurna Television

The Fall of the House of Usher (Netflix)
Mike Flanagan’s gothic horror miniseries for Netflix is loosely based on the works of Edgar Allan Poe, reimagining them to recount the deaths of the six scions of the fictional Usher family, the powerful and corrupt owners of a modern pharmaceutical company.
Intrepid Pictures

Fellow Travelers (Showtime)
Based on the Thomas Mallon novel, this miniseries stars Matt Bomer and Jonathan Bailey as a state department official and a congressional staffer who fall in love during the McCarthy Era, tracing their secret romance, originally thwarted by the “Lavender Scare,” through several decades.
SHOWTIME Presents a Fremantle and Showtime Studios Production

Fellow Travelers (Showtime)
Based on the Thomas Mallon novel, this miniseries stars Matt Bomer and Jonathan Bailey as a state department official and a congressional staffer who fall in love during the McCarthy Era, tracing their secret romance, originally thwarted by the “Lavender Scare,” through several decades.
SHOWTIME Presents a Fremantle and Showtime Studios Production

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Israel-Hamas War (HBO | Max)
In this clear-eyed episode of his Peabody-winning satirical news show, Oliver discusses the ongoing war, establishing that “any conversation around this has to begin with empathy.”
HBO in association with Peyance Productions and Avalon Television

Lupin (Netflix)
This French mystery thriller series is inspired by the adventures of Arsene Lupin, who was created by French author Maurice Leblanc in 1907. But in this modern version, gentleman thief Assane Diop (Omar Sy), in the mold of Cary Grant in To Catch a Thief, sets out to avenge his father for an injustice inflicted by a wealthy family.
Gaumont Television

Poker Face (Peacock)
Charlie (Natasha Lyonne) has an extraordinary ability to determine when someone is lying. When she hits the road in her Plymouth Barracuda, every stop brings a new cast of characters and strange crimes she can’t help but investigate and solve, in the comfort-watch tradition of Columbo and Murder, She Wrote.
T-Street, MRC Television, Animal Pictures

Reality (HBO | Max)
This film, starring Sydney Sweeney and directed by Tina Satter, is based on the FBI interrogation transcript of U.S. Air Force veteran Reality Winner, who leaked an intelligence report about Russian interference in the 2016 election to the media.
HBO Films presents a Seaview and 2 Sq Ft production in association with Burn These Words, In The Cut Productions, Fit Via Vi, Cinereach, Tanbark Pictures

Reservation Dogs (FX)
Reservation Dogs’ groundbreaking three-season run comes to an end, exploring the backstories of reservation elders as the four teen characters—Elora (Devery Jacobs), Bear (D’Pharaoh Woon-A-Tai), Cheese (Lane Factor), and Willie Jack (Paulina Alexis)—give up on their California dreams and consider their futures on and off the reservation.
FX Productions

Somebody Somewhere (HBO | Max)

The touching small-town dramedy’s second season soars to new (and wrenching) heights as the grieving and lost Sam (Bridget Everett) lashes out at best friend Joel (Jeff Hiller) when he finds a new love, while reconciling through the power and love of found family.

HBO in association with Duplass Brothers Productions and The Mighty Mint


Can You Bring It: Bill T. Jones and D-Man in the Waters (World Channel and APT)
Rosalynde LeBlanc and Tom Hurwitz present the history and legacy of choreographer-dancer-director-activist Bill T. Jones’ ballet “D-Man in the Waters,” which emerged as AIDS became a public health crisis. The 1989 ballet manifested the fear, anger, grief, and hope for salvation that Jones and his colleagues experienced as AIDS took the life of his co-founder and partner Arnie Zane, as well as other troupe members.
Black Public Media and World Channel

Judy Blume Forever (Prime Video)
Young adult author Judy Blume has influenced generations of readers. This documentary examines her impact on pop culture as well as the controversies that have erupted over her honesty about puberty and sex, which are newly relevant in an age of increasing book bans across the country.
Amazon MGM Studios, Imagine Documentaries

Little Richard: I Am Everything (CNN Films, MAX and Magnolia Pictures)
Little Richard: I Am Everything depicts the Black, queer origins of rock ‘n’ roll—and its usurpation by white artists–that started with Richard Penniman, aka Little Richard. Through archival and performance footage, as well as interviews, the documentary tells the story of Little Richard’s life, a story he couldn’t completely reveal himself.
CNN Films, MAX and Magnolia Pictures


Bluey (Disney+)
Bluey, an energetic and imaginative blue heeler puppy, explores the world with her sister Bingo, parents, and friends in this Australian cartoon that has become a worldwide sensation with kids and parents alike.
Ludo Studio, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, BBC Studios

Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur (Disney Channel)
This animated Disney Channel series, based on characters from Marvel Comics, follows Lunella Lafayette, a 13-year-old genius living with her family on the Lower East Side of New York City, and her friend Devil Dinosaur, a red Tyrannosaurus she meets after activating a portal.
Flying Bark Productions / Disney Television Animation

Summer Camp Island (Cartoon Network)
Created by Julia Pott for Cartoon Network, Summer Camp Island centers on best friends Oscar (an elephant) and Hedgehog (a hedgehog) at a magical summer camp where the counselors are popular girl witches, horses turn into unicorns, sharks talk, cabins are haunted, and Post-It Notes lead to other dimensions.
Cartoon Network Studios


20 Days in Mariupol (PBS)
A team of Ukrainian journalists are trapped in the besieged city of Mariupol as they endeavor to continue their work documenting atrocities of the Russian invasion. As the only international reporters remaining in the city while Russian forces close in, they capture what will become some of the most defining images of the war—dying children, mass graves, the bombing of a maternity hospital, and more.
Frontline, The Associated Press

All That Breathes (HBO | Max
Two brothers devote their lives to the quixotic effort of protecting the black kite, a majestic bird of prey essential to the ecosystem of New Delhi that has been falling from the sky at alarming rates. Amid environmental toxicity and social unrest, the “kite brothers” spend day and night caring for the creatures in their makeshift avian basement hospital.
HBO Documentary Films presents All That Breathes in association with Submarine Deluxe and Sideshow; a Kiterabbit Films and Rise Films production in collaboration with HHMI Tangled Bank Studios

All the Beauty and the Bloodshed (HBO | Max)
This film documents the life of artist Nan Goldin and her activism against the Sackler family, whose Purdue Pharma aggressively marketed its OxyContin painkiller—a substance largely responsible for America’s opioid crisis. Goldin, who herself was once addicted to the drug, has led creative protests in an effort to stop major museums from taking Sackler donations and naming galleries after the family.
HBO Documentary Films presents a Participant and Neon presentation

Bobi Wine: The People’s President” (National Geographic)
National Geographic documents Uganda’s 2021 presidential election, in which music star, activist, and opposition leader Bobi Wine rallies his people in a dangerous fight for freedom from President Yoweri Museveni’s oppressive 35-year regime.
Southern Films / Ventureland / National Geographic Documentary Films

The Eternal Memory (Paramount+)
Augusto and Paulina, a couple who have been together for 25 years, face down Augusto’s recent Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis, wondering when the moment will come that he no longer recognizes her.
Micromundo, Fabula, MTV Documentary Films

Eternal Spring [VICE (US) / CBC (Canada) / ARTE (France & Germany) / BBC Storyville (UK)]
This animated documentary written, directed, and co-produced by Jason Loftus is based on the animation of Chinese artist Daxiong and centers the Falun Gong’s 2002 hijacking of broadcast TV stations in Changchun, and China’s continued repression of ethnic and religious minority groups.
Lofty Sky Entertainment Inc.

Independent Lens: Hidden Letters (PBS)
Directors Violet Du Feng and Zhao Qing reveal how modern women in China are working to maintain the tradition of Nüshu, a secret calligraphy language used to communicate during a time when many women were kept from literacy.
Fish and Bear Pictures LLC, Ten Thousand Images, ITVS, ZDF/ARTE, Bird Street Productions LLC, InMaat Productions, EST Media Holdings Inc., Nika Media, Chicken & Egg Pictures

Independent Lens: The Picture Taker (PBS)
PBS’ Independent Lens recognizes the complicated life of Ernest Withers, a Civil Rights photographer and FBI informant. Withers’ nearly 2 million images provided an important record of Black history, but his legacy was marred by decades of secret FBI service revealed after his death.
Picture Taker, LLC, Realization Pictures, ITVS, and BPM, in association with K2 Pictures and Ark Media

Independent Lens: Sam Now (PBS)
A boy helps his half-brother search for his missing mother in this coming-of-age documentary about generational trauma, following Sam Harkness from age 11 to 36 as his middle-class Seattle family is heartbroken and bewildered after his mother suddenly leaves them.
HA/HA Films, 2R Productions, ITVS

Murder in Boston: Roots, Rampage & Reckoning (HBO | Max)
HBO’s series traces the complex history of race-based hostilities in Boston, explored against the backdrop of the 1989 case of Charles Stuart, whose frantic 911 call reporting that he and his wife, a white couple, had been shot by a Black man would ignite a firestorm.
HBO Documentary Films in association with The Boston Globe presents A Little Room Films Production

POV: While We Watched (PBS)
This timely depiction of a newsroom in crisis follows Indian journalist Ravish Kumar for two years as he battles a barrage of fake news, falling ratings, and the resulting cutbacks while struggling to maintain fact-based analyses.
Britdoc Films, American Documentary | POV

Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie (Apple TV+)
This film follows the life of beloved actor and activist Michael J. Fox, detailing his personal and professional triumphs and barriers in light of a Parkinson’s disease diagnosis, and what happens when an optimist faces down an incurable disease.
Concordia Studio in association with Apple

The Stroll (HBO | Max)
The Stroll tells the history of New York’s Meatpacking District from the point of view of transgender sex workers who lived and worked there, recounting the violence, policing, and gentrification that eventually led to a movement for trans rights.
HBO Documentary Films

To Kill a Tiger (TVO, Knowledge Network)
Ranjit, a farmer in India, demands justice for his 13-year-old daughter, the victim of a brutal gang rape. His decision to support his daughter is virtually unheard of, and his journey unprecedented.
Notice Pictures Inc., National Film Board of Canada

For the full list of nominees, click here.

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