The winners of the annual Peabody Awards, which honor the absolute best and brightest in electronic media, were announced today. Over the years, the Peabodys have become known as the most prestigious award that can be bestowed upon a television show. Last year, winners included Friday Night Lights
and The Office
, while past ceremonies honored shows as diverse as Battlestar Galactica
and South Park
. It's not an easy award to win, which is why any series that picks one up gets an immediate boost of critical respect. Today, five more shows were added to the ever expanding list of winners.
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This year's Peabody Award winners include: 30 Rock
, which recently won the Emmy Award for Best Comedy Series, The Colbert Report
, AMC's Mad Men
, Bravo's excellent Project Runway
, and Dexter
Is this a lineup worthy of being honored with such an award? For the most part, I'd say yes. I can't say I'm a big fan of Mad Men
, but obviously my opinion is in the minority. 30 Rock
is, by far, the best comedy on television, The Colbert Report
is unique and funny, and Project Runway
is one of the classiest, most consistently entertaining reality shows on the tube. The Peabodys got it at least half right.
If I were making my wish list of shows that should be honored next year, I'd throw in Top Chef
and Pushing Daisies
. The pie maker certainly deserves a little bit of love.
- Don Williams, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
(Image courtesy of NBC)