Winner 2023

The Bear

FX Productions

The Bear flips the script on the familiar adage “you are what you eat,” viscerally highlighting the food service industry’s all-consuming capacity to eat its laborers alive. Created by Christopher Storer for FX on Hulu, The Bear follows Carmen “Carmy” Berzatto (Jeremy Allen White), a young chef from the upscale world of Michelin-star dining, as he returns to his hometown of Chicago to manage the rundown sandwich shop that his older brother ran into the ground before dying by suicide. As Carmy struggles to navigate his own grief along with his family’s trauma, his dead brother’s unpaid debts, and the disorderly conduct of his burnt-out kitchen crew, he becomes obsessed with the idea of transforming the shop into a fine-dining establishment. In the process, viewers are drawn into the relentlessly chaotic, high-stress world of small restaurant ownership, as Carmy builds a loyal staff who share his vision and, by necessity, his addiction to a high-pressure game of day-to-day survival—in business and in life.  For its searing portrayal of culinary ambition on a knife’s edge, we recognize The Bear with a Peabody award.


Creator: Christopher Storer. Executive Producers: Josh Senior, Joanna Calo, Christopher Storer, Matty Matheson, Cooper Wehde, Rene Gube. Associate Producers: Tyson Bidner. Director: Christopher Storer, Joanna Calo, Ramy Youssef. Writers: Christopher Storer, Joanna Calo, Alex Russell, Karen Joseph Adcock, Catherine Schetina, Stacy Osei-Kuffour, Sofya Levitsky-Weitz, Rene Gube, Kelly Galuska. Editors: Joanna Naugle, Adam Epstein, ACE, Megan Mancini, Nia Imani. Talent: Jeremy Allen White, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Ayo Edebiri, Lionel Boyce, Abby Elliott, Matty Matheson, Liza Colón-Zayas, Oliver Platt. Cinematography: Andrew Wehde, Adam Newport-Berra, Chloe Weaver. Sound/Music: Jeffrey JQ Qaiyum, Johnny Iguana, Christopher Storer, Josh Senior.