‘Atlanta,’ ‘Horace and Pete,’ ‘Better Things,’ and ‘Veep’ Win Peabody Awards

glover_atlantaThe seven entertainment winners of this year’s Peabody Awards were announced today, and the list is dominated by comedy series. Donald Glover’s FX series Atlanta was named a winner alongside HBO’s Veep and two Louis C.K. projects (Horace and Pete and Pamela Adlon’s Better Things). Here’s the full rundown:

FX Productions (FX Networks)
Donald Glover’s enchanting series on the struggles of two young black men trying to make it in Atlanta’s rap scene blends vibrant character study and rich socio-political commentary in delivering a detailed and textured exploration of a Southern city.

Better Things
FX Productions (FX Networks)
Co-created by Pamela Adlon and Louis C.K., the result of this searingly funny and beautiful show is an at-times raw examination of the vicissitudes of working motherhood, crackling with feminist verve and energy, that consistently cuts new ground.

Horace and Pete
Pig Newton, Inc. (louisck.net)
A true original that melds contemporary politics and serialized storytelling with a throwback approach, Horace and Pete is a truly independent and groundbreaking demonstration of how quality television is expertly produced for the new media environment, all the while building upon decades of artistry and craft.

HBO Entertainment (HBO)
A rare show blessed with a perfectly cast ensemble, including the comedic genius of Julia Louis-Dreyfus, VEEP is a workplace comedy that not only captures the zeitgeist of the current bizarre political moment but transcends its own form to deliver a sobering message, with sharp dialogue, street savvy—and lots of laughs.

The Peabody Awards are set to air on PBS and Fusion Friday, June 2nd at 9:00pm with host Rashida Jones.

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