Great news! Yellowjackets has been included in the list of nominees for the 2022 Peabody Awards!
The Peabody Awards Board of Jurors announced this year’s nominees for entertainment, documentaries, news, podcast/radio, children’s & youth, public service and arts. A total of 60 nominees were revealed as “an array of stories that poignantly and powerfully help us make sense of the challenges we face as a nation and world,” according to Jeffrey Jones, Peabody Awards executive director.
A unanimous vote by the Peabody Awards Board’s 19 jurors is necessary for include on the final lists, which is how the 60 nominees are culled from over 1,200 entries. Among the selections are stories from underrepresented groups that encompass a wide range of issues, including the Jan. 6 insurrection, access to abortion, trans rights and the continuing struggle for criminal justice reform.
The Peabody Awards are based at the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia. The 82nd annual Peabody Awards will be named during a multi-day virtual celebration from June 6-9.