By Margaret Lyons
March 31, 2009 at 01:21 PM EDT

The Humane Society of the United States gave out its 23rd annual Genesis Awards Saturday night, which “pay tribute to the major news and entertainment media for producing outstanding works…which raise public understanding of animal issues,” according to the organization. This year’s honorees included Bolt, The Simpsons, Grey’s Anatomy, 30 Days, and an episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show. Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi were also recognized for their animal rights activism.