Peabody Winners

(Above: Sandra Oh, ‘Killing Eve; Kristen Bell, ‘The Good Place’; Bill Hader, ‘Barry.’ Source: Peabody Awards)

Netflix shows have garnered a third of the nine prestigious Peabody Awards for entertainment (all of which are sampled in the video below).

The Netflix honors went to:

Hannah Gadsby: Nanette, in which the Australian comedian “makes a major statement about the social costs of laughing at someone, and about what it means to be the brunt of a joke.”

Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj, in which the Indian-American “brings a welcome voice to political entertainment television.

The End of the F***ing World, a British dark comedy series offering “a wonderfully unorthodox coming-of-age story for 21st century realists and hopeless romantics alike.”

HBO and FX winners

The other Peabody entertainment winners included two series each from HBO and FX.

Barry, a dark comedy starring Bill Hader and Henry Winkler, and Random Acts of Flyness, a “fluid, stream-of-consciousness examination of contemporary American life,” won for HBO. Both shows are available to HBO Now subscribers.

FX’s secret to Peabody success? Set your dramas in the 1980s!

The Americans was cited for a “masterful conclusion” of its six-season thriller about Russian spies embedded in Washington, DC, while Pose, a dance musical set in New York, was called “an honest telling of trans and gay people of color at a critical time in history.”

The Americans is currently available to Amazon Prime subscribers. If you don’t get FX, Pose’s first season of eight episodes is available at Vudu for $1.99 per episode or $13.99 for the season. If you do get FX, you can stream Pose by subscribing to FX+, an online add-on available for $5.99/month following a seven-day free trial.

Killing Eve and The Good Place

The two other Peabody Awards went to BBC America’s Killing Eve, “the tense cat-and-mouse spy thriller” starring Sandra Oh, and NBC’s The Good Place, starring Ted Danson and Kristen Bell, which “keeps refusing to follow the formulas of broadcast network sitcoms.”  

Killing Eve’s Peabody-winning first season can be streamed by Hulu subscribers, with the first episode of its current second season free to all at BBCAmerica.com.  

You can find the first two seasons of The Good Place on Netflix and its recently concluded third season on Hulu. You can also stream the most recent episodes free on NBC.com.

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Les Luchter is a former managing editor of Multichannel News, editor-in-chief of Cable Marketing, and news editor of Broadcast Week.

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