This week, the Peabody Awards Board of Jurors has announced their Entertainment and Children’s winners for programs released in 2018 and boy were the queers represented. The remaining Peabody award recipients will be announced next week.
Winners announced Thursday included Steven Universe, the animated Cartoon Network series by Rebecca Sugar. According to the Awards, the show is an “earnest fantasy epic and superhero saga,” where “empathy is perhaps the most important superpower, something our real-world human society needs now more than ever. The all-ages show is among the queerest cartoon shows on television, and has included a same-sex wedding.
In the overall entertainment category, Pose, the FX show centering trans women who are a part of New York’s ballroom community, is also being recognized. Though it was notably snubbed by the NAACP Image Awards, a ceremony that purportedly means to prise representation, the groundbreaking hit created by Ryan Murphy, Steven Canals, and Janet Mock has done well for itself in its debut season. The Peabody Awards characterizes it as “doing important representational work and storytelling both on and off the ballroom floor.” The show will return for its second season in June.
Comedian Hannah Gadsby will also receive an award for her Netflix special. Titled Hannah Gadsby: Nanette, the Awards describe the segment as making “a major statement about the social costs of laughing at someone, and about what it means to be the brunt of a joke.”
Other shows like Killing Eve, Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj and The Good Place were also all recipients of awards.