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.”
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.
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.