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Peabody Awards Honor 'Glee,' 'Modern Family'

by Laura Prudom, posted Mar 31st 2010 2:30PM
GleeDon't stop believing, 'Glee' fans: It seems that critics and awards bodies are every bit as hooked on the show as the rest of us, with the prestigious Peabody Awards the latest in a long line to honor the musical dramedy.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, 'Glee' was one of 36 outstanding series, documentaries, websites and news reports that the distinguished group spotlighted as the best in electronic media for 2009, during a ceremony held at the University of Georgia's Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication on Mar. 31.

Other Peabody winners included ABC's hilarious sitcom 'Modern Family,' HBO's taut therapy-session drama 'In Treatment,' and 'Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson,' which was described by the board as "a talk show without borders," for its Desmond Tutu edition.GleeDon't stop believing, 'Glee' fans: It seems that critics and awards bodies are every bit as hooked on the show as the rest of us, with the prestigious Peabody Awards the latest in a long line to honor the musical dramedy.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, 'Glee' was one of 36 outstanding series, documentaries, websites and news reports that the distinguished group spotlighted as the best in electronic media for 2009, during a ceremony held at the University of Georgia's Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication on Mar. 31.

Other Peabody winners included ABC's hilarious sitcom 'Modern Family,' HBO's taut therapy-session drama 'In Treatment,' and 'Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson,' which was described by the board as "a talk show without borders," for its Desmond Tutu edition.

Other entertainment honors went to 'The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency,' a charming HBO series about a female private detective in Botswana, and the PBS/Masterpiece film, 'Endgame,' which focuses on the secret negotiations that helped end apartheid in South Africa.

For 'Glee,' the board praised the touching episode 'Wheels,' for its portrayal of the daily struggles in the life of wheelchair-bound Artie, as well as its nuanced handling of students with Down syndrome.

Each year, the 16-member Peabody Board recognizes "distinguished achievement and meritous public service" from all genres and mediums of electronic media, choosing to highlight specific works, rather than awarding based on particular categories or a set number of prizes. Each winner will become a permanent fixture in the Peabody Archive in the University of Georgia Libraries, which comprises one of the most respected moving-image archives in the country.

A full list of winners can be found here.

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