genesis awards
by Ali Berman
Categories: Animals, Causes, Film/TV
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Photo: HSUS

Each year the Humane Society of the United States puts on a star studded awards benefit to honor news and entertainment media and other high-profile individuals for bringing attention to a vast array of animal issues.

This year the Genesis awards will be hosted by “Dancing with the Stars” judge and devoted animal rescue advocate, Carrie Ann Inaba, and special guest Ke$ha will be given the prestigious Wyler Award.

Unlike the Oscars or Golden Globes, anyone can attend the Genesis Awards as long as they grab a ticket in advance. The event serves not only as a vehicle to celebrate animal-friendly media, but also to raise funds for the life saving work HSUS does each day. So if you want to see the stars accept their awards up close and help HSUS at the same time, grab your ticket now. It will take place on March 23rd at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California.

Now, for the nominees! And not that we’re in the business of making predictions, but we’d put our money on Colbert for the win for his segment on Representative Steve King’s insane take on dog fighting.

FEATURE FILM
BIG MIRACLE – Universal Pictures
DARLING COMPANION – Kasdan Films/Sony
DELHI SAFARI – Fantastic Films International, LLC
TO THE ARCTIC – Imax/Warner Bros.

DRAMATIC SERIES
GREY’S ANATOMY – “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” – ABC
HARRY’S LAW – “Gorilla My Dreams” – NBC
SONS OF ANARCHY – “J’ai Obtenu Cette” – FX

SID CAESAR COMEDY AWARD
THE COLBERT REPORT – Representative Steve King on dogfighting – Comedy Central
FUTURAMA – “31st Century Fox” – Comedy Central
THE NEW NORMAL – “Pardon Me” – NBC

TV DOCUMENTARY
IVORY WARS – Discovery Channel
ONE NATION UNDER DOG: Stories of Fear, Loss and Betrayal – HBO
STREET DOGS OF SOUTH CENTRAL – Animal Planet

REALITY
CAUGHT ON CAMERA – “Hoarding” – MSNBC
MY CAT FROM HELL – Animal Planet
PHILLY UNDERCOVER – “The Raid” – Nat Geo WILD
WILD JUSTICE – Nat Geo Channel

TV NEWSMAGAZINE
20/20 – “Deadly Pets” – ABC

60 MINUTES – “The Race to Save The Tortoise” – CBS
INSIDE EDITION – “Cockfighting Investigation” – Syndicated
NIGHTLINE – “The Ugly Truth Behind High Stepping Horses” – ABC
ROCK CENTER WITH BRIAN WILLIAMS – “At What Cost?”, “Ken and Rosie,” “Last Stand” – NBC

NATIONAL NEWS
ABC WORLD NEWS WITH DIANE SAWYER – downer cow video
CBS EVENING NEWS WITH SCOTT PELLEY – “Ivory Poaching”
NBC NIGHTLY NEWS – “Hurricane Sandy: Protecting Our Pets”

MORNING SHOW
CBS THIS MORNING – “Shark Tagging”
CNN SATURDAY MORNING – “Little Boy Blue”

LOCAL TV NEWS
KDVR-TV DENVER FOX 31 NEWS AT NINE – “Saving the Discarded Dogs”
KNBC 4 NEWS – “Bunny Trafficking”
WOIO TV 19 ACTION NEWS – “Busted in Oklahoma” and “An Exotic Homecoming”

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMMING
NICK NEWS WITH LINDA ELLERBEE – “Animals? Show Me the Money!” – Nickelodeon

BRIGITTE BARDOT INTERNATIONAL TV
60 MINUTES – “Jungle Warfare” – Nine Network Australia
CARTE BLANCHE – “Damien’s Rhino War,” “Elephant Birth Control,” “Mauritius Cattle Ship” – M-Net South Africa
THE HANOI CONNECTION – Spiegel TV (Germany)

PRINT

MAGAZINE
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC – “Cheetahs on the Edge” by Roff Smith, “Ivory Worship” by Bryan Christy, “Rhino Wars” by Peter Gwin
TIME – “Beasts of Burden” by Bryan Walsh

COLUMNIST
THE NEW YORK TIMES – Nicholas D. Kristof – “Is an Egg for Breakfast Worth This?”
THECHATTANOOGAN.COM – Roy Exum – multiple part series on Tennessee Walking Horse soring

NEWSPAPER SERIES
THE SACRAMENTO BEE – three-part series on wildlife services by Tom Knudson
BRIGITTE BARDOT INTERNATIONAL PRINT
SOUTH ASIA MAGAZINE (Pakistan) – “Animal Welfare in Islam” by Aiman Reyaz and “Law of the Land” by Anees Jillani with commentary by Syed Rizvi
THE STAR (South Africa) – “Silencing the Seals” and “Slaughter on the Sand” by Kristen van Schie

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 aliberman.com. 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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