The Jinx, Going Clear win Peabody Awards in documentary category
A peek into Scientology, a miniseries about accused murderer Robert Durst, and two celebrity biopics were among the nine honorees in the Peabody Awards’ documentary and educational category.
HBO’s headline-grabbing miniseries The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst and its lauded Scientology documentary Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief are two of the most recognizable names among the winners, which also include Showtime’s Marlon Brando documentary Listen to Me Marlon and Netflix’s Nina Simone doc What Happened, Miss Simone?
How to Dance in Ohio, Independent Lens: India’s Daughter, ISIS in Afghanistan, Night Will Fall, and POV: Don’t Tell Anyone round out the list for the category.
The awards committee is revealing its 30 winners in a series of Facebook Live events, ahead of the ceremony on May 21. In past weeks, the Peabody Awards have announced they are honoring former late-night hosts David Letterman and Jon Stewart, and that Jessica Jones, Mr. Robot, and more TV series will win awards.
Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief