HBO Documentaries Take Home 4 Peabody Awards

The true-crime documentary “The Jinx” grabs an award

Last Updated: April 26, 2016 @ 11:54 AM

HBO won four Peabody Awards in the documentary and education category, including the Scientology doc “Going Clear,” “How to Dance in Ohio,” Night Will Fall” and Andrew Jarecki‘s seductive true-crime documentary based on the life of Robert Durst “The Jinx.”

Netflix’s “What Happened, Miss Simone,” PBS’ “India’s Daughter,” “ISIS in Afghanistan,” “Don’t Tell Anyone” and Showtime’s “Listen to Me Marlon” join the HBO docs among the Peabody 30.

Peabody Awards are based at the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. This year marks the inaugural winners of The Peabody 30.

Ten News, Radio, Podcast and Web winners were announced on April 19. The Entertainment and Children’s winners, a total of 11 programs, were revealed on NBC’s “Today” show on April 22.

Netflix was a big winner of the Peabody Awards entertainment and children category, picking up three awards for “Jessica Jones,” Beasts of No Nation” and “Master of None.”

The awards will be handed out on May 21 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City.