This morning, a funny thing happened at the Peabody Awards: Portlandia won! There were 38 recipients of the 71st Annual Peabody Awards that were handed out at the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication this morning. The winners are chosen by the Peabody board as the best in electronic media for the year 2011, and among the illustrious recipients was our very own sketch comedy show Portlandia. We are so immensely proud of Portlandia, Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, Jonathan Krisel and everyone involved in making such an incredible, funny, and award-winning show.
In the words of the Peabody Awards press release, Portlandia “was recognized for the freshness and amiability of its send-ups of Oregon’s trendy city.” We are thrilled to be honored as one of the best shows around. The Peabodys, the oldest awards in broadcasting, are considered among the most prestigious and selective prizes in electronic media. The Peabody Awards recognize excellence and meritorious work by radio and television stations, networks, webcasters, producing organizations and individuals. The 16-member Peabody Board is a distinguished panel of television critics, industry practitioners and experts in culture and the arts.
This just makes us even more excited to see what happens next in Portlandia, when season three hits the air in January 2013.
“Portlandia” returns to IFC in January 2013