CHRIS ROCK, WILL FERRELL, STEVE CARELL, GOLDIE HAWN, TARAJI P. HENSON, CYNTHIA ERIVO, SELMA BLAIR, SANDRA OH, TREVOR NOAH, EVA LONGORIA, THANDIWE NEWTON, CHARLAMAGNE THA GOD, AMERICA FERRERA, KRISTEN BELL, GUILLERMO DEL TORO, AND MANY MORE TO PRESENT THE 81ST ANNUAL PEABODY AWARDS
WATCH THE 81ST ANNUAL PEABODY AWARDS PRESENTATIONS ON SOCIAL MEDIA-
Winners to be Presented Virtually Over Four Consecutive Days Beginning Monday, June 21st
From 9:00am PT – 10:30am PT
ATHENS, GA (June 17, 2021) – Peabody today announced that Chris Rock, Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Goldie Hawn, Taraji P. Henson, Cynthia Erivo, Selma Blair, Sandra Oh, Trevor Noah, Eva Longoria, Thandiwe Newton, Charlamagne Tha God, America Ferrera, Kristen Bell, Guillermo del Toro, and more will present the winners of the 81st Annual Peabody Awards. The 30 winners will be named across major social media channels beginning June 21st through June 24th. Celebrity presenters will announce each winner via a short video which will include remarks from the winners. The Awards presentation will take place between 9:00am PT-10:30am PT each day on the following platforms:
Facebook: Peabody Awards
Hashtags: #PeabodyAwards #StoriesThatMatter
This announcement comes on the heels of the recent news that Peabody honored Ava DuVernay’s ARRAY with the Institutional Award (presented by Oprah), Sam Pollard with the Career Achievement Award (presented by Raoul Peck), and Judy Woodruff with the Journalistic Integrity Award (presented by Jane Fonda).
The full list of presenters for the 81st Annual Peabody Awards includes America Ferrera, Brittany Packnett Cunningham, Charlamagne Tha God, Chris Rock, Cynthia Erivo, D. L. Hughley, Deborah Roberts, Emmanuel Acho, Eva Longoria, Goldie Hawn, Guillermo del Toro, Hasan Minhaj, Jane Fonda, Jemele Hill, John Seigenthaler, Karl-Anthony Towns, Keith Ellison, Kristen Bell, Natasha Lyonne, Oprah Winfrey, Questlove, Raoul Peck, Ronan Farrow, Sandra Oh, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Selma Blair, Soledad O’Brien, Steve Carell, Taraji P. Henson, Thandiwe Newton, Trevor Noah, and Will Ferrell.
“This extraordinary group of individuals reflects the diverse backgrounds and forms of storytelling we seek to honor,” said Jeffrey Jones, executive director of Peabody. “We’re thrilled these amazing talents would honor this year’s winners, but also for their taking the time to help shine a light on the powerful issues and themes our winners often represent.”
The full list of the 60 nominees for the 81st Annual Peabody Awards is available here.
About Peabody Awards
Respected for its integrity and revered for its standards of excellence, the Peabody is an honor like no other for television, podcast/radio, and digital media. Chosen each year by a diverse Board of Jurors through unanimous vote, Peabody Awards are given in the categories of entertainment, documentary, news, podcast/radio, arts, children’s and youth, public service, and multimedia programming. The annual Peabody winners are a collection of 30 stories that powerfully reflect the pressing social issues and the vibrant emerging voices of our day. From major productions to local journalism, the Peabody Awards shine a light on the Stories That Matter and are a testament to the power of art and reportage in the push for truth, social justice, and equity. The Peabody Awards were founded in 1940 at the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia and are still based in Athens today. For more information, visit peabodyawards.com to sign up for our newsletter or follow us on social:
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