HBO Wins Two Peabody Awards

19 Apr 2018 - By TW Staff

Winners in the Entertainment category of the 2017 Peabody Awards were announced today, and HBO was honored for two of the nine winning programs.

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver was celebrated as scathing in its political critique while also being "smart and insightful in producing long-form journalism, breaking stories that others have overlooked with precision, clarity, and hilarity."

Issa Rae's Insecure was selected because of its "breaking away from tired and familiar representations of 'diversity' on television," and offering a fun and intimate portrayal of the work, relationships, and ordinary experiences of its characters.

See the video below to learn more about the winners.