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3/29/2013 11:20:00 pm - Reported by Chuck Foster

The winners of the 72nd Annual Peabody Awards were announced this week, with Doctor Who winning an Institutional Peabody. The presiding committee said:
Peabody AwardsSeemingly immortal, 50-years-old and still running, this engaging, imaginative sci-fi/fantasy series is awarded an Institutional Peabody for evolving with technology and the times like nothing else in the known television universe.
 

The George Foster Peabody Awards were first presented in 1941, and is administered by the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia. Nominations are considered by a panel of academics, critics, industry practitioners and experts within culture and the arts, who look to award "excellence on its own terms". As its aim is to reflect excellence in quality rather than popularity or commercial success, the Peabody is considered by many to be the industry’s most competitive honour.

Olivier Award Nominations

The nominations for the 2013 Olivier Awards have been announced, and include a few names related to Doctor Who, with Billie Piper nominated as Best Actress for her role as Connie in The Effect, Adrian Scarborough (who previously won in 2011) nominated for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Hedda Gabler, Imelda Staunton nominated as Best Actress in a Musical for Mrs Lovett in Sweeney Todd, and Helen McCrory nominated as Best Actress in a Supporting Role for The Last of the Haussmans.

The Awards Ceremony takes place at the Royal Opera House on 28th April, and will be hosted by Sheridan Smith and Hugh Bonneville.