Bad Sisters Nominated for Peabody Award
17 April, 2023
The full list of nominations for the 83rd annual Peabody Awards were revealed Thursday, with a list that includes ABC’s Emmy-nominated Abbott Elementary, Disney+’s Andor, AMC’s Better Call Saul, Apple TV+’s Pachinko, FX’s Reservation Dogs and Nat Geo’s Oscar-nominated Fire of Love.
The Peabodys, which announced its Documentary and News nominees earlier in the week, are honoring 2022’s most compelling and empowering stories across broadcasting and streaming media. The group this year nominated a total of 69 TV, podcast/radio and web/digital programs in the categories of entertainment, news, documentary, arts, children’s/youth, public service and interactive programming.
Winners will be announced May 9, with a ceremony to take place June 11 at the Beverly Wilshire, the Peabodys’ first in Los Angeles.
Shari Frilot, the Sundance Film Festival’s senior programmer and chief curator of New Frontier where she introduced cinematic installations and performances, has received the first-ever Visionary Award, given to an individual whose “groundbreaking body of work has shaped the forms, the creators, and the field of boundary-pushing interactive storytelling.”
Frilot joins this year’s other honorary winner, NBC’s morning show Today, which received this year’s Institutional Award.
“From hilarious and heartfelt comedies to interactive and immersive stories that leverage technology to create gripping narratives, Peabody is dedicated to recognizing compelling stories across the media landscape,” Peabody executive director Jeffrey Jones said today. “We’re thrilled to nominate each of these remarkable pieces of media and to honor the forward-thinking Shari Frilot with our inaugural Visionary Award.”
This year, PBS leads the nomination field with 13, followed by HBO Max with six and Apple TV+ with four. Topics featured a wide range of pressing issues including the mental health crisis, mass shootings, indigenous representation, transgender rights and the war in Ukraine.
Entertainment (17) and News (14) featured the most nominees this year, led by PBS’ Frontline, which also landed three of four nominations in the Public Service category. HBO Max had five of the 17 Entertainment programs on the list, including Los Espookys, Our Flag Means Death, Somebody Somewhere, Sort Of and We’re Here. Apple TV+’s noms in addition to Pachinko include Severance and Bad Sisters.