2018 Peabody Awards Nominees: Recognizing the Best Storytelling of 2017

Peabody Awards Nominees
Rhea Seehorn as Kim Wexler and Bob Odenkirk as Jimmy McGill in ‘Better Call Saul’ Season 3, Episode 10 (Photo Credit: Michele K. Short / AMC / Sony Pictures Television)

The Peabody Awards Board of Jurors considered 1,200 entries from television, radio/podcasts and the internet, narrowing down the nominees to 60. The 60 represent the “most compelling and empowering stories” of 2017 in electronic media.

“True to tradition, we are proud to present a rich mix of excellence in the craft of storytelling,” stated Jeffrey P. Jones, executive director of Peabody. “These stories reflect important social issues and exemplify the power of diverse voices and platforms in media today.”

The Peabody Award winners and nominees will be honored during a special ceremony to be held in New York City on May 19, 2018. The Daily Show with Trevor Noah‘s Hasan Minhaj is set to host this year’s awards ceremony. Minjah earned a Peabody Award nomination this year for Hasan Minjah: Homecoming King which aired on Netflix.

Peabody Awards Nominees:


Andi Mack
A Series of Unfortunate Events


Abacus: Small Enough to Jail
America ReFramed: Deej
Chasing Coral
City of Ghosts
I Have A Message For You
Last Men in Aleppo
Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise
Oklahoma City
Planet Earth II
Strong Island
The Bad Kids
The Defiant Ones
The Islands and the Whales
Time: The Kalief Browder Story


Alias Grace
American Vandal
Bala Loca
Better Call Saul
Halt and Catch Fire
Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King
Jazz Night in America
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
One Day at a Time
Saturday Night Live: Political Satire 2017
Star Trek: Discovery
The Good Place
The Handmaid’s Tale
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel


“Big Buses, Bigger Problems: Taxpayers Taken for a Ride” – NBC5/KXAS-TV Dallas-Fort Worth
“Charlottesville: Race & Terror” – VICE Media
“Cracking the Code” & “ Medical Waste ” – WVUE-TV, NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune/Clear Health Costs
“Fall of ISIS in Iraq and Syria” – CNN
“Human Toll in Yemen” – BBC News
“Inside Putin’s Russia” – PBS NewsHour
“Leyla Santiago’s Hurricane Maria Coverage” – CNN
“My Reality: A Hidden America” – ABC News 20/20
“Plight of Rohingya Refugees” – BBC News
“Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel: The Strongman-Ramzan Kadyrov” – HBO Sports
“The Whistleblower” – CBS News 60 Minutes
“USA Gymnastics” – CBS News 60 Minutes


“The Cut: Exploring FGM” – Al Jazeera Correspondent
“Predator In My Phone” – R.AGE, Star Media Group
“Sex.Right.Now. with Cleo Stiller” – Fusion Media Group


“Ear Hustle” – Radiotopia from PRX
“Lost Mothers: Maternal Mortality in the U.S.” – NPR and ProPublica
“74 Seconds” – Minnesota Public Radio, American Public Media
“S-Town” – Serial and This American Life
“Seeing White” – The Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University
“The Pope’s Long Con” – Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting, Louisville Public Media
“The View from Room 205” – WBEZ-Chicago Public Media
“Uncivil: The Raid” – Gimlet Media