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Suck It, Grammys! Beyoncé's Lemonade Wins Peabody

Suck It, Grammys! Beyoncé's Lemonade Wins Peabody

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The prestigious Peabody Awards have been celebrating excellence in media since 1940. 

Though the Grammys--and for that matter, the Emmys--played themselves by denying Beyonce her crowning glory, at least the Peabody Awards know what time it is. Beyonce's landmark visual album Lemonade was among the seven winners chosen in the Entertainment category by the Peabody Awards Board of Jurors on Thursday.

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Referring to Queen Bey's magnum opus as a "rich tapestry of poetic innovation," the Peabodys applauded the "audacity" of Lemonade's "reach and fierceness of its vision" that "challenges our cultural imagination, while crafting a stunning and sublime masterpiece about the lives of women of color and the bonds of friendship seldom seen or heard in American popular culture."

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Other winners included Donald Glover's brilliant, Golden Globe-winning comedy Atlanta, HBO's Veep, FX's Better Things, and Louis CK's Horace and Pete.

On Tuesday, the Peabodys announced its 12 Documetary winners including Ava DuVernay's 13th and the Oscar-winning OJ: Made in America. Winners in News, Radio/Podcast, Children's, Education, and Public Service will be revealed on April 25.

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