The 71st Annual Peabody Awards were nothing short of “excellent.” Excellence is the one, and only, requirement for Peabody recipients. The best of the best entries win Peabody Awards and this year was no exception for the ceremony that took place at the luxurious Waldorf-Astoria Hotel on Park Avenue.
From the Peabody Awards’ website:
“Today the George Foster Peabody Awards are often cited as the most selective and prestigious in electronic media. Each year, from more than one thousand entries, the Peabody Board selects the most outstanding works by unanimous vote. Though there is no set number of awards, no more than 38 have ever been presented in a single year.”
The 71st annual awards presentation was a star-studded event. The event was hosted by Sir Patrick Stewart. Celebrities from Alex Trebek, Stephen Colbert, Anderson Cooper, Channing Tatum, Jenna Dewan Tatum, Amy Poehler and the cast of Parks and Recreation, to some of the cast of Game of Thrones all gathered on Monday, May 21st, to carry out a long standing tradition of prestige and honor.
Congratulations to this year’s recipients!
Here are a few pictures from the event!