Via Variety: On Thursday 4/20, the seven entertainment winners for the 2017 Peabody Awards were announced. Winners include Donald Glover’s FX show Atlanta, Beyonce’s visual album “Lemonade,” Better Things from FX Networks, VEEP from HBO and Happy Valley (BBC One/Netflix). The 7 winners were among 60 previously announced finalists for the prestigious award.
The Peabody Awards are meant to “recognize distinguished and meritorious public service by American radio and television stations, networks, online media, producing organizations, and individuals.” The awards are named after American businessman and philanthropist George Peabody.
Peabody Award winners and finalists will be celebrated at a gala event on May 20 in New York. A televised special will air on both PBS and Fusion networks on June 2 at 9 p.m/8c. The show will be hosted by actress, Rashida Jones.