[ak.a. just the ones I care about…]
A rare Individual Peabody goes Lorne Michaels because he’s the patron saint of satirical television comedy and, as one of his old co-conspirators would say, you’re not.
Doctor Who (BBC America)
The BBC Cymru Wales
Seemingly immortal, 50-years-old and still running, this engaging, imaginative sci-fi/fantasy series is awarded an Institutional Peabody for evolving with technology and the times like nothing else in the known television universe.
Exposure: The Other Side of Jimmy Savile (ITV1)
Exposure: Banaz: An Honour Killing (ITV)
Hardcash Productions/Fuuse Films
A hard-hitting pair of ITV films examines two different cultural horrors in Great Britain, the first the predatory sexual perversity of beloved TV icon, the second the murder of an independent-minded Kurdish-British girl by her own family.
Deception at Duke (CBS)
CBS News, 60 Minutes
This meticulous “60 Minutes” report documented the failure and possible fraud behind a much ballyhooed experimental cancer treatment by a Duke University doctor.
Superstorm Sandy (ABC)
ABC’s exemplary coverage of the monster storm was enabled by the 20-20 foresight with which it deployed its journalistic resources, including embedding a reporting team with a family in Breezy Point, New York.
Breaking News: Tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School (WVIT-TV)
WVIT-TV, West Hartford, CT
The first TV-news outlet to report the horrendous shooting spree at Sandy Hook, WVIT broadcast careful, comprehensive coverage that informed not only its own audience but viewers around the country.
John Wells Production in association with Warner Bros Television
Shot on location in Los Angeles neighborhoods both posh and blighted, focusing on characters whose personalities have become more nuanced by the season, it’s a gritty, weekly ride-along, as convincing as cop drama gets.
Switched at Birth (ABC Family)
Prodco, Inc. in association with ABC Family
What could be a reality-show premise – two families discovering their teenage daughters, one of whom is deaf, were switched at birth – is explored with honesty, imagination and humor in this superior family series.
D.L. Hughley: The Endangered List (Comedy Central)
Comedy Central, Five Timz Productions
In this provocative satirical documentary, the comedian goes on a crusade to get American black men the same EPA protections afforded snail darters.
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel (HBO)
Covering 2012 stories as diverse as fan-on-fan violence, NFL painkiller abuse and the lethal hazing of a Florida A&M drum major, Gumbel’s show continued to be one of TV’s finest news magazines, period.
Game Change (HBO)
Playtone Productions and Everyman Pictures in association with HBO Films
A behind-the-scenes account of what happened after John McCain picked Alaska’s charismatic, combative governor to be his running mate, it’s a story worthy of Euripides and Robert Ripley.
Pig Newton, Inc., FX Productions
Louis C.K.’s self-reflective, shape-shifting series about a single, show-biz dad is daring and endearing, scandalous and sensitive, a milestone of comedic reach and candor.
Aptow Prod and I am Jenni Konner Productions in association with HBO Entertainment
Creator/star Lena Dunham’s singular, decidedly unglamorous take on sex and the single girl and the city reverberates with anxiety, angst, insight and rueful humor.
This American Life: What Happened at Dos Erres (WBEZ Radio)
WBEZ’s This American Life, Pro Publica, Fundacion MEPI
Though this masterful documentary illuminates a larger event, a Guatemalan civil-war massacre, its dramatic heart is the astounding story of a child survivor of the 1982 atrocity who learns the man he believed to be his father had in fact been commander of the military unit that wiped out most of his village.
Inside the National Recording Registry (WNYC/Public Radio International)
Media Mechanics, The Library of Congress
These are marvelous micro-documentaries, each one presenting a registry inductee – Vince Guaraldi’s “A Charlie Brown Christmas” score, for instance, or Professor Longhair’s “Tipitina” – and describing how and why it was chosen.
Michael Apted’s ‘Up’ Series (ITV 1)
Originally conceived to illustrate class immobility, the series that revisits the same group of British citizens every seven years, most recently in “56 Up,” has long since become more personal than political. Notable for its creator’s patience and its subjects’ humanity, the “Up” series receives an Institutional Peabody.
Robin’s Journey (ABC)
By allowing her network to document and build a public service campaign around her battle with rare disease, “Good Morning America” co-anchor Robin Roberts inspired hundreds of potential bone marrow donors to register and heightened awareness of the need for even more donors.
UGH x1000000000. THERE AREN’T ENOUGH UGHS.
The Academy actually hash-tagged their announcement of MacFarlane with “giggitygiggity”.
Moment of silence for the lack of Ron Swanson.
and everyone and everything “Community”….
Outstanding Drama Series
- Boardwalk Empire
- Breaking Bad
- Downton Abbey
- Game Of Thrones
- Mad Men
Outstanding Comedy Series
- Curb Your Enthusiasm
- Modern Family
- 30 Rock
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series
- Lena Dunham as Hannah Horvath
- Melissa McCarthy as…
Between Downton and Sherlock, it’s a tumblr Emmys!!
….. “We don’t want drama on our Comedies.”
Could you be mean to this face?? The Emmys could.
Hey, at least she gets to go with the Mad Men contingent.
Wonder if NPH will be involved in it?
And will this be Josh and Andrew’s last go-round?
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is honoring a diverse group of political and cultural icons with the Medal of Freedom today.
Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright leads the list, which also includes astronaut John Glenn, basketball coach Pat Summitt and rock legend Bob Dylan.
Also being honored are former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, Israel’s former president Shimon Peres, and Jan Karski, who was a resistance fighter against the Nazi occupation of Poland during World War II.
Others include Gordon Hirabayashi, who fought the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II; author Toni Morrison, the Girl Scouts’ founder Juliette Gordon Low, the co-founder of the National Farmworkers Association, Dolores Huerta; John Doar, who handled civil rights cases as assistant attorney general in the 1960s; and William Foege (FAY’-gee), the former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, who helped lead the effort to eradicate smallpox.
The Medal of Freedom is awared for meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States or to world peace — or to cultural or other significant endeavors. It’s the nation’s highest civilian honor.
8 National Championships, the most wins of any college coach, a force of nature and a signpost of excellence.
An era ends in Tennessee.
So, I know that ten years from now, we’re all gonna say, “‘The Artist’ won best picture in 2012? What was the Academy smoking!!”
Nevertheless, I thought it was really charming, and, since I was kinda tripping on some meds, boo-hoo’d thru most of the second half of it.
By the by, you’ve never really experienced a silent movie until it has English title screens, French subtitles, and a man and woman reading all of that text in Russian!!
Trust me, Jim’s got ‘em now.