Tuesday, February 7, 2012

2012 Genesis Awards - nominees

The Humane Society of the United States has announced the nominations for its 26th annual Genesis Awards. The Genesis Awards are given in recognition of the major news and entertainment media for producing outstanding works that raise public awareness about animal issues.

The Feature Film nominees were Charles Martin Smith's Dolphin Tale, Carlos Saldanha's Rio, Rupert Wyatt's Rise of the Planet of the Apes, and Steven Spielberg's War Horse.

For Documentary, the nominations went to David Lickley's Born to be Wild 3D, Buck by Cindy Meehl, and One Lucky Elephant by Lisa Leeman.

Telvision nominees included The Cleveland Show, The Colbert Report, and Melissa & Joey for comedy; and The Glades and Hawaii Five-0 for drama.

The 26th Genesis Awards will be held on Saturday, March 24, 2012, at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California. Dancing with the Stars judge Carrie Ann Inaba will be the host.


Complete list of nominations for the 26th annual Genesis Awards

Feature Film
Dolphin Tale, Alcon Entertainment
Rio, Twentieth Century Fox/Blue Sky Studios
Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Twentieth Century Fox/Chernin Entertainment
War Horse, DreamWorks SKG

Feature Documentary
Born to be Wild 3D, Warner Bros. Pictures, IMAX Corporation
Buck, Sundance Selects, Cedar Creek Productions
One Lucky Elephant, Crossover Productions, Sandbar Pictures

Sid Caesar Comedy Award
The Cleveland Show, "Ain’t Nothin’ But Mutton Bustin’", FOX
The Colbert Report, multiple issues, Comedy Central
Melissa & Joey, "Toledo’s Next Top Model", ABC Family

Dramatic Series
The Glades, "Swamp Thing", A&E
Hawaii Five-0, "Lapa’au", CBS

Children's Programming
Nick News With Linda Ellerbee, "Dangerous Crossroads: Human Animal vs. Wild Animal", Nickelodeon
Sid the Science Kid, "Save the Stump!", PBS Kids

TV Newsmagazine
20/20, egg farm cruelty, ABC
Anderson Cooper 360, multiple issues, CNN
E:60, cockfighting, ESPN
Issues With Jane Velez-Mitchell, multiple issues, HLN

National News
ABC World News With Diane Sawyer, egg farm cruelty
CBS Evening News With Katie Couric, multiple issues
NBC Nightly News With Brian Williams, multiple issues

Local News Feature
KHOU-TV (Houston), multiple issues
KPHO-TV (Phoenix), "CBS 5 Investigates Canned Hunts"
KTLA NEWS AT 10 (Los Angeles), multiple issues
WPMI-TV (Mobile), "Alabama’s Blood Sport" and "Training to Fight"

Local News Series
KTNV-TV (Las Vegas), "LOLAA Kennel"
WOIO-TV 19 ACTION NEWS (Cleveland), "Torture at the E6 Cattle Ranch"

Morning News Show
Sunday Morning, "Bats!" from Barry Petersen, CBS
Today, multiple issues from Jill Rappaport, NBC
Today, "Online Puppy Sales" from Lisa Myers, NBC

Talk Show
The Ellen DeGeneres Show, multiple issues
The Martha Stewart Show, vegan cooking
The Oprah Winfrey Show, vegan challenge

TV Documentary/Special
Gordon Ramsay, Shark Bait, BBC America
Madonna of the Mills, HBO2
Nature, "Broken Tail: A Tiger’s Last Journey", PBS

Reality Series
Animal Planet Investigates: Captive Hunting Exposed
Crimes Against Nature, "Blood Ivory" and "Making a Killing", Nat Geo Wild
It's Me or the Dog, "Bone Of Contention", Animal Planet
Vanguard, "Tiger Farms", Current TV

Brigitte Bardot International
Kopi Luwak/Ethical Consumerism, Carte Blanche M-Net South Africa
The Medan Connection, Carte Blanche M-Net South Africa


Mother Jones, "The Cruelest Show on Earth" by Deborah Nelson
National Geographic, multiple articles, Editor in Chief, Chris Johns
O, The Oprah Magazine, multiple articles, Editor in Chief, Susan Casey
Vanity Fair, "Agony and Ivory" by Alex Shoumatoff

Series of Newspaper Articles
Lexington Herald-Leader, Janet Patton
McClatchy Newspapers, Chris Adams
The Virginian-Pilot, Philip Walzer

Online Award
TheAtlantic.com, multiple articles on wild horses by Andrew Cohen
LATimes.com, multiple issues by Dean Kuipers
NYTimes.com, multiple issues by Mark Bittman
Time.com, multiple issues by Krista Mahr, Alexandra Silver and Bryan Walsh

Brigitte Bardot International Print
The Independent (UK), multiple articles by Martin Hickman
South Asia magazine (Pakistan), "Importance of Animals in Islam" by Nilofar Ahmed, "Social Justice And Ethics" by Anees Jillani and a commentary by Syed Rizvi
The Sunday Times (UK), multiple articles by Daniel Foggo, Simon Parry and Hannah Ashwell

William Wilberforce Award
Prism, "A Call to Compassion from Our Brothers the Animals" by Kendra Langdon Juskus
St. Anthony Messenger, "Finding Faith in God’s Creatures" by B.G. Kelley

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