Peabody Awards: A Series of Unfortunate Events and Handmaid's Tale take home prizes

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Apr 19, 2018

The nine winners in the Entertainment, Children's & Youth Programming categories of this year's Peabody Awards have been announced via Variety, and two are genre projects.

The Handmaid's Tale on Hulu was victorious in the former category, while Netflix's A Series of Unfortunate Events came on top in the latter. Handmaid's is gearing up for its second season, which premieres April 25, while Unfortunate recently dropped its follow-up season to very positive reviews.

CBS' Star Trek: Discovery, NBC's The Good Place, and FX's Legion were also nominated for the Entertainment Award, but did not win. Nevertheless, the presence of so many genre series within the confines of the Peabodies (which recognize achievements in storytelling) was proof that 2017 was a great year for sci-fi, horror, and fantasy. 

The remaining winners in the news, radio, public service programming are to be announced April 24, while the official ceremony will be held in New York on May 19. Hasan Minhaj, a comedian, writer, and senior correspondent on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show With Trevor Noah, is hosting.