The Humane Society of the US has announced its nominations for the 2013 Genesis Awards, which focuses on the promotion of animal welfare.
The HSUS’ Genesis Awards Benefit Gala is scheduled for March 23, at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills.
The HSUS Press Release:
News and Entertainment Media in 15 Categories Receive the Nod for Positive Animal Welfare Messaging
(Feb. 22, 2013) –The Humane Society of the United States has named Universal Picture’s “Big Miracle,” Imax/Warner Bros.’ “To the Arctic” and Sony Pictures’ “Darling Companion” among the diverse selection of nominees in contention for its 2013 Genesis Awards, which honor the news and entertainment media for their role in raising awareness of animal issues. Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report” and “Futurama,” and NBC’s “The New Normal” are in the running for the Genesis Sid Caesar Comedy Award, while ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy,” NBC’s “Harry’s Law and FX’s “Sons of Anarchy” are up for the dramatic series award.
Winners in select categories will be presented at The HSUS’ Genesis Awards Benefit Gala, hosted by “Dancing with the Stars” Carrie Ann Inaba, on Saturday, March 23, at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills.
In broadcast news, NBC’s “Rock Center with Brian Williams” and “Nightly News,”ABC’s “20/20,”“Nightline” and “World News Tonight with Diane Sawyer,” and CBS’ “60 Minutes,” “CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley,” and “CBS This Morning” are allin line for the hotly contested Genesis newsmagazine, national news and morning show awards.
On the cable television front, HBO’s “One Nation Under Dog” takes on Discovery’s “Ivory Wars” and Animal Planet’s “Street Dog of South Central” for the Genesis TV Documentary award. And in reality programming, Nat Geo’s “Wild Justice” and “Philly Undercover” are nominated alongside Animal Planet’s “My Cat From Hell,” and MSNBC’s “Caught on Tape.”
“For 27 years, the Genesis Awards have celebrated the power of the media to shed light onanimal protection issues,” said Beverly Kaskey, senior director of HSUS’ Hollywood Outreach and executive producer of The Genesis Awards Benefit Gala. “This year one nominee, ‘Big Miracle,’ reflects the Genesis credo with its true account of how one TV reporter’s story triggers a worldwide effort to save a family of imperiled whales, proving that the media can and does make a difference.”
2013 Genesis Awards Nominations
BIG MIRACLE Universal Pictures
DARLING COMPANION Kasdan Films / Sony
DELHI SAFARI Fantastic Films International, LLC
TO THE ARCTIC Imax /Warner Bros.
GREY’S ANATOMY “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” ABC
HARRY’S LAW “Gorilla My Dreams” NBC
SONS OF ANARCHY “J’aiObtenuCette” 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
IVORY WARS Discovery Channel
ONE NATION UNDER DOG: Stories of Fear, Loss and Betrayal HBO
STREET DOGS OF SOUTH CENTRAL Animal Planet
CAUGHT ON CAMERA “Hoarding” MSNBC
MY CAT FROM HELL Animal Planet
PHILLY UNDERCOVER “The Raid” Nat Geo WILD
WILD JUSTICE Nat Geo Channel
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
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”
CBS THIS MORNING “Shark Tagging”
CNN SATURDAY MORNING “Little Boy Blue”
LOCAL TV NEWS
KDVR-TV DENVERFOX 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”
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)
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
THE NEW YORK TIMES Nicholas D. Kristof “Is an Egg for Breakfast Worth This?”
THE CHATTANOOGAN.COM Roy Exum multiple part series on Tennessee Walking Horse soring
THE SACRAMENTO BEE three-part series on Wildlife Services by Tom Knudson
BRIGITTE BARDOT INTERNATIONAL
SOUTH ASIA MAGAZINE (Pakistan)“Animal Welfare in Islam” by AimanReyaz and
“Law of the Land” by AneesJillani with commentary by Syed Rizvi
THE STAR (South Africa) “Silencing the Seals” and “Slaughter on the Sand” by Kristen van Schie
The HSUS’ 2013 Genesis Awards Benefit Gala is sponsored in part by Misix, One Car One Difference, Market Development Group, Prai Beauty Group, Tenet, and Havas Edge.