The Americans

The Peabody Awards, that annual confirmation that yes, you do have really good taste in TV, have announced this year’s list of honorees. As usual, a number of A.V. Club favorites made the cut, including Channel 4’s Black Mirror, FX’s Fargo and The Americans, The CW’s Jane The Virgin, and the lower-profile—but no less worthy—The Knick, Rectify, and SundanceTV’s Maggie Gyllenhaal-starring miniseries The Honorable Woman. With two-time Peabody Award winner Dr. Stephen T. Colbert, D.F.A.’s fake anchor’s chair vacant, honors went to the new kid on the satirical-news block, Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, and proving that just because they’re a prestigious media award doesn’t meant they can’t appreciate a good vagina joke, Inside Amy Schumer also won a Peabody. Sir David Attenborough, the British naturalist and broadcaster behind numerous BBC nature documentaries including The Life Of Mammals, The Life Of Birds, and Blue Planet, will also receive a special “Personal Award.” The awards-granting body noted that this was an especially strong year for female honorees, saying, “Strong, multi-dimensional women stand out in the 74th Peabody Awards’ entertainment winners, affirming the continuing expansion of significant roles for women on television.”

This years’ Peabody Awards winners will receive their statuettes, stamped with the swarthy visage of George Foster Peabody himself, at a ceremony hosted by two-time Peabody winner Fred Armisen on May 31. Additional winners in the news and radio categories will be announced on April 20, with the documentary winners announced April 23.

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