Sunday, March 20, 2011
How to Train Your Dragon won the award for Outstanding Feature Film. The Feature Documentary winner was The Elephant in the Living Room.
In television, winners included The Colbert Report, True Blood, Nightline, and The Oprah Winfrey Show. Stephen Colbert defeated his colleague Jon Stewart with a segment about bullfighting and joked in character that he "won't rest until animals can carry guns, just like us."
Sex and the City actress Kristin Davis was honoured with the Wyler Award, named after the late Genesis Award founder Gretchen Wyler. Davis was awarded "in recognition of the media attention she has brought to the plight of orphaned African elephants impacted by the increase in elephant poaching for their ivory tusks." It seems that elephants were a big issue for many of the night's winners.
For the full list of nominees, click here. The gala awards ceremony will be broadcast on April 30 by the network Animal Planet.
Complete list of winners for the 25th Anniversary Genesis Awards
How to Train Your Dragon - DreamWorks Animation
The Elephant in the Living Room - NightFly Entertainment
SID CAESAR COMEDY AWARD
The Colbert Report, "Zoos, Bullfighting" - Comedy Central
True Blood, "Hitting the Ground" - HBO
Nightline, "Got Milk?" - ABC
KTLA News at 10 (Los Angeles), "Puppy Mills Exclusive Investigation"; "Dogfighting Investigation"; "Hatchery Hell – Investigative Report"
WOIO TV 19 Action News (Cleveland), "Ohio Dairy Farm Animal Abuse"
MORNING NEWS SHOW
The Early Show, "Saving the Sharks" - CBS
The Oprah Winfrey Show, "All-Animal Show" - Syndicated
My Child is a Monkey - National Geographic Channel
Last Chance Highway: The Great Escape - Animal Planet
BRIGITTE BARDOT INTERNATIONAL
60 Minutes Australia, "Natural Born Killers" - Nine Network Australia
OUTSTANDING WRITTEN WORD MAGAZINE
National Geographic Magazine, "The Kingpin," by Bryan Christy
SERIES OF NEWSPAPER ARTICLES
Isthmus (Wisconsin), "Animal Research," by Bill Lueders
Los Angeles Times, "Where Captives Put on a Show," by Steve Lopez
BRIGITTE BARDOT INTERNATIONAL PRINT
Daily Mail (UK), multiple articles by Danny Penman
WILLIAM WILBERFORCE AWARD
Christianity Today, "A Feast Fit for the King," by Leslie Leyland Fields
THE WYLER AWARD RECIPIENT