HBO’s ‘Watchmen’, ‘Stranger Things’ Among Peabody Awards Winners

Stranger Things Watchmen

The Peabody Awards announced on Wednesday its full line-up of winners which includes HBO’s Watchmen and Netflix’s Stranger Things.

The 2020 Peabody Awards unveiled this year’s 30 winners which were selected as being “the most compelling and empowering stories released in broadcasting and digital media during 2019.” Both The Simpsons and Frontline received the top honor with the institutional award. Among the winners was also HBO’s first-ever superhero series Watchmen, which explored themes of social injustice, as well as Netflix’s smash-hit science fiction horror series Stranger Things.

“This is an incredible honor and the company we find ourselves in is inspiring, to say the least,” Stranger Things executive producers The Duffer Brothers told Variety.

You can check out the full list of winners of the 2020 Peabody Awards below.


HBO Miniseries and SKY in association with Sister, The Mighty Mint, and Word Games (HBO)

“David Makes Man”
Page Fright and Outlier Productions in association with Warner Horizon Scripted Television
(OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network)

Apple / wiip / Anonymous Content / Tuning Fork Productions / Sugar 23 Productions (Apple TV+)

All3Media International Limited and Amazon Studios (Prime Video)

Hulu, A24 Television (Hulu)

“Stranger Things”
Monkey Massacre Productions & 21 Laps Entertainment (Netflix)

HBO Entertainment in association with Project Zeus, Hyperobject Industries, and Gary Sanchez Productions (HBO)

Timberman-Beverly Productions, Sage Lane Productions, Escapist Fare, Katie Couric Media, and CBS Television Studios for Netflix (Netflix)

HBO in association with White Rabbit, Paramount, Warner Bros. Television and DC (HBO)

“When They See Us”
Participant Media, Tribeca Productions, Harpo Films, Array Filmworks for Netflix (Netflix)


“Apollo 11”
CNN Films (CNN)

“For Sama”
FRONTLINE PBS, Channel 4 News, ITN Productions, Channel 4 (PBS)

A production of Idiom Film, LLC and Louverture Films, in association with Field of Vision (PBS)

“POV: Inventing Tomorrow”
Fishbowl Films, Motto Pictures, 19340 Productions, Shark Island Institute, HHMI Tangled Bank Studios, IQ190 Productions, American Documentary | POV (PBS)

“POV: Midnight Traveler”
Old Chilly Pictures LLC, American Documentary | POV, Independent Television Service (PBS)

“POV: The Distant Barking of Dogs”
Final Cut for Real, Mouka Filmi, STORY, Bayerischer Rundfunk, ARTE, American Documentary | POV (PBS)

“POV: The Silence of Others”
Semilla Verde Productions, Lucernam Films, American Documentary | POV, Independent Television Service, Latino Public Broadcasting, El Deseo (PBS)

“Surviving R. Kelly”
Bunim/Murray Productions and Kreativ Inc. for Lifetime (Lifetime)

“The Edge of Democracy”
A Busca Vida Filmes Production in association with Violet Films for Netflix (Netflix)

“True Justice: Bryan Stevenson’s Fight for Equality”
HBO Documentary Films and Kunhardt Films (HBO)


“Dolly Parton’s America”
Osm Audio and WNYC Studios (WNYC)

“Have You Heard George’s Podcast?”
BBC Sounds/George the Poet Ltd. (BBC Sounds)

“In the Dark: The Path Home”
American Public Media (APM Reports)

“Threshold: The Refuge”
(Auricle Productions)


“A Different Kind of Force: Policing Mental Illness”
(NBC News)

“American Betrayal”
NBC News, Engel Unit (NBC/MSNBC)

“Long Island Divided”

“The Hidden Workforce: Undocumented in America”


“Molly of Denali”
WGBH Educational Foundation, Atomic Cartoons (PBS Kids)

While a second season of HBO’s Watchmen does not appear to be in the cards for executive producer Damon Lindelof, Stranger Things 4 is in the works at Netflix. The fourth season of the popular series had completed principal photography for two episodes of Stranger Things 4 before production was forced to a halt due to the Coronavirus pandemic. When the series will be able to resume production remains unclear.

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Source: Variety

Michael Mistroff

Michael Mistroff

News Editor, Film/TV Reporter at Heroic Hollywood.