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‘Up,’ ‘The Cove’ Win Genesis Awards

Oscar-winning animated feature and documentary win for depiction of animal issues

The Oscar winning animated feature "Up" and documentary "The Cove" picked up more awards on Saturday night at the Humane Society’s annual Genesis Awards, which honor media depictions of animal-protection issues.

"Up," the Pixar feature that includes talking dogs and a fight to protect a rare species of bird, shared the award for feature film with the significantly less successful "Hotel for Dogs," a comedy with Lisa Kudrow and Don Cheadle. Both films were honored for offering "meaningful messages about the importance of the human-animal bond."

"The Cove" was termed "a searing indictment of Japan’s dolphin slaughter."  

Other winners included the TV series "Family Guy, "Bones," "The Today Show" and "The Ellen DeGeneres Show."

The ceremony took place at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills.  

The full list of winners:

FEATURE FILM
(tie) HOTEL FOR DOGS – Dreamworks Pictures, Nickelodeon Movies
UP – Walt Disney Pictures, Pixar Animation Studios

DOCUMENTARY FILM
THE COVE – Lionsgate, Roadside Attractions, Oceanic Preservation Society

SID CAESAR COMEDY AWARD
FAMILY GUY Dog Gone – Fox TV Animation, Fuzzy Door Productions, 20th Century Fox

DRAMATIC SERIES
BONES The Tough Man in the Tender Chicken – Fox

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMMING
NICK NEWS WITH LINDA ELLERBEE Kids to the Rescue! Helping Homeless Animals – Nickelodeon

TV NEWSMAGAZINE
ISSUES WITH JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL multiple segments – HLN

NEWS FEATURE
KCBS / KCAL TV (Los Angeles) Animal Shelter Abuse, Faux Fur Investigation

NEWS SERIES
KLAS-TV 8 (Las Vegas) I-Team: Shark Fin Soup

MORNING NEWS SHOW
TODAY multiple segments by Jill Rappaport – NBC

TALK SHOW
THE ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW Eating Animals, author Jonathan Safran Foer – Syndicated

TV DOCUMENTARY
DEATH ON A FACTORY FARM – HBO

REALITY SERIES
WHALE WARS The Stuff of Nightmares – Animal Planet

TV FILM
A DOG NAMED CHRISTMAS – CBS

BRIGITTE BARDOT INTERNATIONAL
BEAR SANCTUARY – Animal Planet Europe

OUTSTANDING WRITTEN WORD

SERIES OF NEWSPAPER ARTICLES
ISTHMUS (Wisconsin) multiple articles by Bill Lueders

NEWSMAGAZINE
TIME  "The New Age of Extinction" and "The Real Cost of Cheap Food" by Bryan Walsh, and "Abused No More" by David Von Drehle

MAGAZINE
O, THE OPRAH MAGAZINE  "What Are They Thinking?" by Eugene Linden, "Wild Things" by Rick Bass, and "Operation Rescue" by Barry Yeoman

BRIGITTE BARDOT INTERNATIONAL PRINT
THE INDEPENDENT (UK) multiple articles by Martin Hickman

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: Tippi Hedren