by Ali Berman
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The 25th annual Genesis Awards have just announced their nominees. The ceremony, put together by HSUS, celebrates “outstanding reporting and creative portrayals of animal protection issues in the news and entertainment media.”

Kristin Davis from Sex in the City will be the Wyler Award Recipient for her efforts to raise awareness on the issues surrounding orphaned elephants in Africa.

For feature films, the race is between How to Train Your Dragon and The Switch. For best documentary, Disney’s Oceans is going up against The Elephant in the Living Room.

In the many categories honoring animal issues on television including best drama and best talk show, episodes from True Blood, The Colbert Report, The Daily Show, The Simpsons, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, Oprah and Dr. Phil were nominated.

In the news categories, nominations are in for Anderson Cooper 360, Issues with Jane Velez-Mitchell, Inside Edition, Today, The Early Show, CBS News Sunday Morning and Eyewitness News among others.

Under the reality television category, all three shows nominated are from Animal Planet including Blood Dolphin, It’s Me Or the Dog and Last Chance Highway.

For print materials, among the recognized are The Atlantic, The Los Angeles Times, The Sunday Times (UK), New York Times Magazine and National Geographic.

The topics covered by all of these different media outlets range from dog fighting to poaching to animal research to factory farming and much more.

To see the full list of which specific episodes and articles were nominated for their animal friendly content, visit The Genesis Awards on the HSUS website.

About Ali Berman

Ali Berman is the author of Choosing a Good Life: Lessons from People Who Have Found Their Place in the World (Hazelden) and Misdirected (Seven Stories Press). She works as a humane educator for HEART teaching kids about issues affecting people, animals and the environment. Her published work can be found on her website at In early 2012 Ali co-founded flipmeover, a production company with the mission to use media to raise awareness of social issues.

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