Every year, The Genesis Awards pays tribute to the major news and entertainment media for producing outstanding works that raise public awareness of animal issues.
Press Release from The Humane Society of the United Series
Every year, The Genesis Awards pays tribute to the major news and entertainment media for producing outstanding works that raise public awareness of animal issues. The 25th Genesis Awards will be Saturday, March 19, 2011, at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles, CA.
DreamWorks Animation's Academy Award-nominated How To Train Your Dragon, HBO's "True Blood," Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report" and "The Daily Show," syndicated TV's "The Oprah Winfrey Show" and "Dr. Phil" are among 49 nominees in 18 categories in line for The 25th Anniversary Genesis Awards.
"Media attention to animal protection issues has come a long way since The Genesis Awards was launched twenty-five years ago," says Beverly Kaskey, senior director of the Hollywood office of The HSUS and executive producer of The 25th Anniversary Genesis Awards. "The fact that 'True Blood,' a show about vampires, can illustrate the cruelty of dog fighting is a sure sign that a consciousness about animal concerns is permeating popular entertainment and culture like never before.
Here's the full list of nominees:
HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON DreamWorks AnimationTHE SWITCH Miramax Films
THE ELEPHANT IN THE LIVING ROOM NightFly EntertainmentOCEANS Disneynature / Pathe Films
SID CAESAR COMEDY AWARD
THE COLBERT REPORT zoos, bullfighting Comedy CentralTHE DAILY SHOW Big Red Dogs Comedy CentralTHE SIMPSONS The Squirt and the Whale FOX
LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT Inhumane Society USA NetworkLAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT Beef NBCTRUE BLOOD Hitting the Ground HBO
ANDERSON COOPER 360 How Safe is Your Food? CNNINSIDE EDITION Horse Slaughter SyndicatedISSUES WITH JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL multiple issues HLNNIGHTLINE Got Milk? ABC
CNN NEWS Rescuing the PelicansKABC 7 EYEWITNESS NEWS (Los Angeles) Bunny CrueltyKHOU-TV (Houston) The Dog Factory: Dying to Breed; The Gulf Oil Spill: BP's Voiceless VictimsKTLA NEWS AT 10 (Los Angeles) Puppy Mills Exclusive Investigation; Dogfighting Investigation; Hatchery Hell – Investigative Report
KHOU–TV (Houston) Cal–Maine Eggs: The Incredible Inedible LieKTNV (Channel 13, Las Vegas) Look Puppies!WOIO TV 19 ACTION NEWS (Cleveland) Ohio Dairy Farm Animal Abuse
MORNING NEWS SHOW
CBS NEWS SUNDAY MORNING Going, Going, Gone; All AflutterTHE EARLY SHOW Saving the Sharks CBSTODAY Abused Thoroughbreds NBC
DR. PHIL Confronting Animal Abuse SyndicatedLARRY KING LIVE Sea World Trainer Death CNNTHE OPRAH WINFREY SHOW all–animal show Syndicated
FATAL ATTRACTIONS Big Cats Animal PlanetMY CHILD IS A MONKEY National Geographic Channel REALITY SERIES
BLOOD DOLPHINS Animal PlanetIT'S ME OR THE DOG Bully Breeds Animal PlanetLAST CHANCE HIGHWAY The Great Escape Animal Planet
BRIGITTE BARDOT INTERNATIONAL
60 MINUTES AUSTRALIA Natural Born Killers Nine Network AustraliaCARTE BLANCHE Monkey Town M–Net South Africa
OUTSTANDING WRITTEN WORD
CONDE' NAST TRAVELER On The Firing Line by Susan HackNATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE The Kingpin by Bryan ChristyTHE NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE The Animal–Cruelty Syndrome by Charles SiebertTIME Inside the Minds of Animals by Jeffrey Kluger
SERIES OF NEWSPAPER ARTICLES
ISTHMUS (Wisconsin) animal research by Bill LuedersLOS ANGELES TIMES rhino poaching by Robyn Dixon
THE ATLANTIC Consider the Turkey by James McWilliamsLOS ANGELES TIMES Where Captives Put on a Show by Steve Lopez
BRIGITTE BARDOT INTERNATIONAL PRINT
DAILY EXPRESS (UK) multiple articles by Bonnie EstridgeDAILY MAIL (UK) multiple articles by Danny PenmanTHE SUNDAY TIMES (UK) investigative series by Jonathan Calvert, Claire Newell, Solvej Krause and Cecile SchoonTHE SUNDAY TIMES (UK) multiple articles by Daniel Foggo
WILLIAM WILBERFORCE AWARD
ADVENTIST REVIEW What are we Really Doing to God's Creatures? by Sandra BlackmerCHRISTIANITY TODAY A Feast Fit for the King by Leslie Leyland Fields