The Peabody Awards’ Board of Jurors announced the nominees for the ”most compelling and empowering stories” released in 2019 across digital media, TV and radio.
The streaming giant Netflix gained five nominations with shows like Stranger Things, Unbelievable and When They See Us being nominated for the prestigious ‘Entertainment’ category.
The Academy Award-winning documentary American Factory and The Edge of Democracy are among nominees for ‘Best Documentary’.
Likewise, Amazon Prime Video obtained three nominations which included Good Omens and Fleabag for the ‘Entertainment’ category and One Child Nation for ‘Best Documentary’.
Disney Plus’ Float and Apple TV Plus’ Dickinson also earned nominations in their inaugural year of service.
HBO’s hit series Chernobyl and Watchmen are also among the nominees which are also available to stream on Disney+Hotstar.
Jeffrey P. Jones, Executive Director of the George Foster Peabody Awards said in a statement:
Peabody is proud to champion this year’s nominees who inspire our connection, provoke our thinking and delight our senses. From the communal strength of black women to the eminence of science to the conviction of those who speak up, these stories and their creators celebrate the diversity of human experience and of our democracy…Amidst the challenges of our present moment, we can find empathy, entertainment and truth in these nominees.