Reservation Dogs was nominated for a Peabody award alongside 41 other nominees vying for the same, in categories that include: entertainment, arts, children’s/youth, podcast/radio, interactive and immersive, and public service.
The nominees represent the most compelling and empowering stories released in broadcasting and streaming media during 2022. The nominees were chosen by a unanimous vote of 17 jurors from over 1,200 entries from television, podcasts/radio and the web/digital in entertainment, news, documentary, arts, children’s/youth, public service and interactive programming.
Reservation Dogs follows the stories of four Indigenous teenagers in rural Oklahoma who steal, rob and save in order to get to the exotic, mysterious and faraway land of California. To succeed, they will have to save enough money, outmaneuver the methheads at the junkyard on the edge of town and survive a turf war against a much tougher rival gang.
“From hilarious and heartfelt comedies to interactive and immersive stories that leverage technology to create gripping narratives, Peabody is dedicated to recognizing compelling stories across the media landscape,” said Jeffrey Jones, executive director of Peabody. “We’re thrilled to nominate each of these remarkable pieces of media and to honour the forward-thinking Shari Frilot with our inaugural Visionary Award.”
The winners of the 83rd annual Peabody Awards will be announced on May 9 and then celebrated on June 11 at a ceremony at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles. This will be Peabody’s first in-person ceremony since 2019, as well as the first time ever in its 83-year history that the awards ceremony will take place in Los Angeles.
The nominees for the 83rd annual Peabody’s encompass a wide range of pressing issues including the mental health crisis, mass shootings, indigenous representation, transgender rights and the war in Ukraine. 2022 was a particularly important year for News (nominees announced on April 11th) and Entertainment with 14 nominations and 17 nominations respectively in those two categories.
“After another groundbreaking year of storytelling, we are proud to honour some of the many compelling pieces of media that led us forward,” added Jones. “A reflection of the effort and talent of their creators, the nominees entertained, informed, and inspired, all demonstrating the immense power of a great story.”