Scandal Wins Peabody Award

Orange Is the New Black, Key & Peele also awarded.

Posted: 04/03/2014 08:45 AM EDT
Scandal

The winners of the Peabody Awards were announced on Wednesday, and Scandal was among the esteemed winners. The hit series, created by Shonda Rhimes and starring Kerry Washington, is one of the few scripted series recognized with the prestigious "excellence in broadcasting" award.

Key & PeeleOrange Is the New Black, The Returned and documentaries from HBO, PBS, ESPN and Frontline were also among the 46 winners.

The Peabody Awards, now in its 73rd year, is the oldest award in broadcasting, recognizes excellence in local and national news, radio, documentaries, online endeavors, children's programming, public service and entertainment offerings. Awards are not given out in specific categories: The Peabody board considers each entry on its own merit and seeks to award excellence on its own terms as well as "stories that matter." 

As expected, PBS led the pack with 12 wins, including recognition for The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross With Henry Louis Gates Jr. and the documentary Central Park Five.

For a complete list of winners, click here.

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