Legion & Star Trek: Discovery Nominated For Peabody Awards


Legion and Star Trek: Discovery have been nominated for the 77th annual Peabody Awards, which recognize the most compelling storytelling across television, radio and online media.

Produced by FX Productions and Marvel Television, Legion centers on David Haller (Dan Stevens), a powerful mutant mistakenly diagnosed with schizophrenia who, after years in and out of psychiatric institutions, learns that he's actually been tormented for most of his life by the psychic parasite known as the Shadow King. The second season of the drama premiered last week on FX.

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CBS All Access' Star Trek: Discovery marked the return of the beloved franchise to television for the first time since 2005. Set a decade before the events of the original series, the first season of Discovery starred Sonequa Martin-Green as Michael Burnham a young Starfleet officer whose actions inadvertently spark the Federation-Klingon war.

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Sixty nominees were selected in the categories of entertainment, children's and youth programming, documentary, news, public service, and radio/podcast from 1,200 submitted entries. The winners will be announced beginning April .12

Here are the full list of nominees in the entertainment category:

"Alias Grace" A Halfire Entertainment Production in association with CBC for Netflix (Netflix)

"American Vandal" CBS Television Studios for Netflix (Netflix)

"Bala Loca" Chilevision-Turner, Chilean National Television Council, Filmo Estudios (Chilevision-Turner/Netflix)

"Better Call Saul" Sony Pictures Television, Gran Via Productions (AMC)

"Halt and Catch Fire" AMC Studios/Gran Via Productions (AMC)

"Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King" Netflix, Art & Industry (Netflix)

"Insecure" HBO Entertainment in association with Issa Rae Productions (HBO)

"Jazz Night in America" NPR, WBGO, Jazz at Lincoln Center (NPR)

"Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" HBO Entertainment (HBO)

"Legion" FX Productions, Marvel Television (FX Networks)

"One Day at a Time" Sony Pictures Television for Netflix (Netflix)

"Saturday Night Live: Political Satire 2017" SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video (NBC)

"Star Trek: Discovery" CBS Television Studios (CBS All Access)

"The Good Place" Universal Television, Fremulon, 3 Arts Entertainment (NBC)

"The Handmaid’s Tale" Hulu, MGM, White Oak Pictures, The Littlefield Company,

Daniel Wilson Productions (Hulu)

"The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" Amazon Studios (Amazon)

The nominees and winners will celebrate at the 77th annual Peabody Awards Ceremony on Saturday, May 19, in New York City. Hasan Minhaj from Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, will host the event.

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