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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:

FEATURE FILM

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON   DreamWorks AnimationTHE SWITCH   Miramax Films

FEATURE DOCUMENTARY

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

DRAMATIC SERIES

LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT   Inhumane Society   USA NetworkLAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT   Beef   NBCTRUE BLOOD   Hitting the Ground   HBO

TV NEWSMAGAZINE

ANDERSON COOPER 360   How Safe is Your Food?   CNNINSIDE EDITION   Horse Slaughter   SyndicatedISSUES WITH JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL   multiple issues   HLNNIGHTLINE  Got Milk?   ABC

NEWS FEATURE

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

NEWS SERIES

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

TALK SHOW

DR. PHIL   Confronting Animal Abuse   SyndicatedLARRY KING LIVE   Sea World Trainer Death   CNNTHE OPRAH WINFREY SHOW   all–animal show   Syndicated

TV DOCUMENTARY

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

MAGAZINE

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

COLUMNIST

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

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