It’s awards season, and Warner Bros. is being recognized for its socially conscious content! On February 13, Telepictures Productions’ “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” won a Genesis Award in the Outstanding Talk Show category for its April 24 Ad-Gag segment with Wayne Pacelle, President of The Humane Society United States. The Genesis Awards are presented by The Humane Society of the United States and recognize works in print, television, film and other categories that raise awareness of animal protection issues. This marks the third Genesis Award win for “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.”
Then, on February 19, the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation announced its Gracie Award winners. Warner Horizon Television’s “The Voice” won for Outstanding Reality Show and “Super Fun Night” won for Outstanding Ensemble Cast: Comedy. The Gracies recognize exemplary programming created for women, by women and about women in all facets of media and entertainment as well as individuals who have made contributions to the industry.
On February 22, Warner Bros. Television shows and talent won NAACP Image Awards, including “Person of Interest” for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Taraji P. Henson) and “Southland” for Outstanding Directing in a Dramatic Series: “Off Duty” episode (Regina King). The NAACP Image Awards celebrate the accomplishments of people of color in the fields of television, music, literature and film and also honor individuals or groups who promote social justice through creative endeavors.