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.
The Humane Society of the United States’ 26th Genesis Awards Television Special will be televised on Animal Planet – at 4.00 p.m. ET/PT May 5, with an encore presentation at 8.00 a.m. Sunday, May 6.
From the press release –
Hosted by dedicated animal advocate Dancing with the Stars’ Carrie Ann Inaba, with a little help from Uggie, the canine hero from the Academy Award-winning film The Artist, The HSUS’ 26th Genesis Awards is the only major awards show in which animals are the front and center, and the honors go to those in the news and entertainment media who call attention to the numerous welfare issues affecting animals the world over.
Opening with a fun, “revealing” interview between Carrie Ann and Uggie, who talks about his new-found fame as an A-lister, the show moves easily from consciousness-raiser to a unique celebration of the place animals hold in people’s lives.
Must-see TV for the millions of animal lovers who want to make a difference, The HSUS’ 26th Genesis Awards brings together many Hollywood celebrities known for their support of animal protection, including Bill Maher, Kaley Cuoco, Kesha, Moby, Deepak Chopra, Wendie Malick, Sophia Bush, Kristin Bauer van Straten, Pauley Perrette, Jason Ritter and Jon Bernthal.
The Humane Society of the United States Genesis Awards were presented Saturday and the animated feature “How to Train Your Dragon” took a top honor.
An LA Times blog notes “” Its animated format and mythological setting notwithstanding, the film delivered an “inspiring message about tolerance and respect for all living creatures.” “”