“The Jinx,” “Miss Simone” win Peabody Awards

Four of this year's nine documentary and education winners are HBO projects, including The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst (pictured).
April 26, 2016

HBO’s The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst, Showtime’s Listen to Me Marlon and Netflix’s What Happened, Miss Simone? have won Peabody Awards.

The films are among nine documentary and education winners that will be honored at the annual awards’ 75th anniversary ceremony in New York on May 21. They were chosen from a list of 60 finalists and named as part of the Peabody 30, which also includes news, radio/podcast, public service, web, entertainment and children’s winners.

Three more HBO docs are on the list: Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief, How to Dance in Ohio and Night Will Fall.

Meanwhile, PBS will be represented at the awards with three docs: the ‘Independent Lens’ film India’s Daughter, the ‘Frontline’ doc ISIS in Afghanistan and ‘POV’ doc Don’t Tell Anyone.

The Peabody Awards are based out of the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication.

  • Check out a trailer of the documentary and education winners below:

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