Atlanta, Beyoncé’s Lemonade Named Peabody Award Winners

Donald Glover (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images); Beyoncé (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

The Peabody Award entertainment winners were announced Thursday, and Donald Glover’s FX series, Atlanta, and Beyoncé’s visual album Lemonade were among the seven winners.

“The audacity of its reach and fierceness of its vision challenges our cultural imagination, while crafting a stunning and sublime masterpiece about the lives of women of color and the bonds of friendship seldom seen or heard in American popular culture,” jurors said about Beyoncé’s work.


Glover’s FX show took the world by storm last year, and although we won’t get a new season until 2018, the jurors loved its commentary.

“Donald Glover’s enchanting series on the struggles of two young black men trying to make it in Atlanta’s rap scene blends vibrant character study and rich sociopolitical commentary in delivering a detailed and textured exploration of a Southern city,” the judges noted.

Other winners in the entertainment category include Better Things (FX), Happy Valley (BBC/Netflix), Veep (HBO), Horace & Pete ( and National Treasure (Hulu).

The Peabody Award gala will take place May 20 in New York. The event will be aired on the PBS and Fusion networks on June 2 at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT. Rashida Jones will serve as host.

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