by Michael dEstries
Categories: Film/TV.

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With the Oscars now over, we’re gearing up for the next big awards show on our radar: The Humane Society of the United States’ 23rd Genesis Awards.

Obviously, these awards give you a bit more to cheer about than just best actor and actress. They honor major news and entertainment media for producing outstanding works related to animals and animal activism. As we mentioned earlier, Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi will receive The Wyler Award, one of HSUS’ most prestigious honors. The honor is bestowed to a celebrity or public figure who has made news on behalf of animals.

Today, the official list of nominees in other categories — such as feature film or TV documentary — was also released. Grey’s Anatomy, Bones, and Law and Order: Special Victims Unit are up for best dramatic series, while Family Guy and The Simpsons are vying for the comedy genre. The awards event is dedicated to ending the Canadian seal hunt. Check out the full list of nominees after the jump — or visit the Genesis Awards website for more information!


FEATURE FILM
BOLT
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
MARLEY AND ME  20th Century Fox
RED  Magnolia Pictures
SAVING LUNA Mountainside Films

SID CAESAR COMEDY AWARD
FAMILY GUY
McStroke – FOX
THE SIMPSONS Apocalypse Cow – FOX

DRAMATIC SERIES
BONES
The Finger in the Nest – FOX
GREY’S ANATOMY Life During Wartime – ABC
LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT Wildlife – NBC

CHILDRENS PROGRAMMING
HANDY MANNY
Manny’s Mouse Traps – Disney Channel
SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS Grooming Gary – Nickelodeon

TV NEWSMAGAZINE – NATIONAL
20/20
Elephant PTSD - ABC
NIGHTLINE multiple segments – ABC

TV NEWSMAGAZINE – CABLE
ISSUES WITH JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL
multiple segments – CNN
REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL Hidden Horses – HBO

NATIONAL NEWS FEATURE
CBS EVENING NEWS WITH KATIE COURIC
multiple segments
NBC NIGHTLY NEWS WITH BRIAN WILLIAMS multiple segments
[ABC] WORLD NEWS WITH CHARLES GIBSON multiple segments

LOCAL NEWS SERIES
KGO-TV
[Bay Area] I-Team Investigation: Battery Cages
KLAS-TV [Las Vegas] Elephant Abuse:  Life on the Road
WAGA-TV FOX 5 [Atlanta] Fulton County Animal Shelter
WKYC-TV [Cleveland] Sugarcreek Horse Slaughter

LOCAL NEWS FEATURE
KABC-7
[Los Angeles] EYEWITNESS NEWS AT 11:00 puppy mills
KHOU-TV – [Houston] Slaughtergate
WOIO-TV, 19 ACTION NEWS [Cleveland] Massillon’s Mysterious Missing Tiger Cubs

TV DOCUMENTARY
BLINDERS
– Documentary Channel
COMPANIONS TO NONE – PBS
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC’S STRANGE DAYS ON PLANET EARTH – PBS
PLANET IN PERIL:  BATTLE LINES – CNN

UNSCRIPTED TELEVISION SERIES
30 DAYS
Animal Rights – FX
DOGTOWN Saving the Michael Vick Dogs – National Geographic Channel
ESCAPE TO CHIMP EDEN – Animal Planet
WHALE WARS Needle in a Haystack – Animal Planet

TALK SHOW
THE ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW
– multiple shows – syndicated
MARTHA STEWART LIVING South African chimp sanctuary – syndicated
THE OPRAH WINFREY SHOW multiple shows – ABC

BRIGITTE BARDOT INTERNATIONAL
50/50
Illegal Rhino Horn Trade [SABC 2 - South African Public Broadcaster]
60 MINUTES Lost Hope [Nine Network Australia]
THE MONG LAH CONNECTION [Sweden/Worldwide]
TODAY TONIGHT Taiji’s Bitter Harvest [Channel 7, Perth, Australia]

SERIES OF NEWSPAPER ARTICLES
ASSOCIATED PRESS
multiple articles by Frederick J. Frommer
LOS ANGELES TIMES multiple articles by Carla Hall
RIVERSIDE PRESS-ENTERPRISE multiple articles by Janet Zimmerman and Ben Goad
USA TODAY multiple articles by Sharon L. Peters

COLUMNIST
STU BYKOFSKY
Philadelphia Daily News Fight Puppy Mill Horrors
NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF The New York Times A Farm Boy Reflects, Obama’s ‘Secretary of Food’?
WILLIAM C. RHODEN The New York Times Race’s Aftermath Shows Brutal Side of Sport, Filly’s Death Brings Issues to Fore

NEWSMAGAZINE
THE NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE The Barnyard Strategist by Maggie Jones
NEWSWEEK Extinction Trade by Sharon Begley
TIME Eden For Peaceful Apes by Alex Perry and Free Dumbo! Zoos Are Bad for Elephants by Jeffrey Kluger

MAGAZINE
MEN’S JOURNAL
Crackdown on The Dog Torturers by Mary A. Fischer
PEOPLE Horse Haven by Steve Helling, The Puppy Saver by Diane Herbst, A Happy Ending for Vick’s Dogs and The Dog Rescuer by Champ Clark, and A Roaring Battle Over Sea Lions
by Bill Hewitt
SOUTH WEST AIRLINES SPIRIT Back to Nurture by Mike Darling
SPORTS ILLUSTRATED The Good News Out of The Bad Newz Kennels by Jim Gorant

BRIGITTE BARDOT INTERNATIONAL PRINT
DAILY MAIL
(UK) multiple articles by Danny Penman
SUNDAY TIMES (UK) multiple articles by Daniel Foggo
THE WEST AUSTRALIAN (Australia)  Taiji’s Bitter Harvest by Gary Adshead

SPECIAL RECOGNITION
SANTA BARBARA NEWS PRESS
multiple editorials

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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