The Peabody Awards Board of Jurors revealed 12 winners in the documentary category, including ESPN’s O.J.: Made in America and Netflix and HBO Canada’s Hip-Hop Evolution.
In addition to O.J.: Made in America (ESPN Films, Laylow Films) and Hip-Hop Evolution (Banger Films), winners included Netflix’s Audrie & Daisy (AfterImage Public Media in association with Actual Films) and 13th (Forward Movement, Kandoo Films), NYTimes.com’s 4.1 Miles (The New York Times Op-Docs), and PBS/WGBH’s FRONTLINE: Confronting ISIS (FRONTLINE) and FRONTLINE: Exodus (FRONTLINE).
PBS’s Independent Lens: Trapped (Trilogy Films, Bigmouth Productions, Cedar Creek Productions, Independent Television Service) and POV: Hooligan Sparrow (POV | American Documentary) were also among the winners. HBO’s MAVIS! (Film First, HBO Documentary Films) and Investigation Discovery’s Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four (Deborah S. Esquenazi Productions) also scored wins. Showtime’s Zero Days (Magnolia Pictures, Participant Media, in association with Showtime Documentary Films, Global Produce/Jigsaw Productions) also won in the documentary category.
The honorees, part of the annual Peabody 30, include documentaries that tell stories about refugees, sexual assault victims and their accusers, warfare on the ground and in the cyber arena, and the histories of music integral to American culture. The Peabody Awards are based at the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia.