‘Gentefied,’ ‘La Llorona,’ ‘The Owl House’ & Others Nominated for Peabody Awards

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Nominations for the Peabody Awards were announced Tuesday (May 4) and included a handful of projects with Latino connections. The nominations are for achievements in media during 2020.

Founded in 1941, the Peabodys honor media in seven categories: news, entertainment, documentaries, children’s programming, education, interactive programming and public service.

Included in the nominees are The Owl House, All In: The Fight for Democracy, Gentefied, La Llorona, Immigration Nation, PBS NewsHour: Desperate Journey and COVID’s Hidden Toll.

Nominated for best program in the Children & Youth category is Disney’s The Owl House, an animated fantasy series that follows a bisexual 14-year-old Dominican American girl named Luz Noceda who dreams of becoming a witch.

“I am thrilled to announce that #TheOwlHouse has been nominated for the 2021 @PeabodyAwards!!!” the show’s creator Dana Terrace wrote. “Congratulations, OH crew!!! You guys deserve the world and more!!!”

All In: The Fight for Democracy was nominated in the Documentary category. The film is co-directed and co-produced by Afro-Latina Lisa Cortés and explores the issue of voter suppression in America.

“Activism has been part of my family both here in the United States and in Colombia for many years,” Cortés told Remezcla last year.

Actress Laura Patalano, who plays Beatriz on Gentefied, went on Twitter to voice her excitement about the TV series’ nomination in the Entertainment category.

After making the Oscar short list this year for his political horror film La Llorona, Guatemalan director Jayro Bustamante saw his movie land a Peabody nomination in the Entertainment category, too. Remezcla named it one of the best films of 2020 and said it “instills fear that lingers like a strange shadow on the wall.”

Immigration Nation was nominated in the Documentary category and PBS NewsHour: Desperate Journey and COVID’s Hidden Toll in the News category.