The Peabody board has finally gotten in touch with its inner ferocity.
Project Runway, The Colbert Report, Dexter and 30 Rock are among the big-name recipients of the 67th Annual Peabody Awards, considered TV Land's most prestigious honor.
The win for Project Runway, Heidi Klum's ode to everything fierce and fashiony, marks the first time a reality show has been on the receiving end at the Peabodys.
The pseudo-conservative truthiness that is Stephen Colbert's Daily Show spinoff, meanwhile, earned its first Peabody Award for services rendered to the art of satire. The esteemed award had so far eluded Colbert for his work on the Report, though he did partake in the Peabody fun back in 2005 as part of Jon Stewart's winning Daily Show team.
As for the rest of the entertainment winners, 30 Rock led the way, adding the Peabody to its massive arsenal of honorable hardware, which already includes an Emmy and several Golden Globes. Likening Tina Fey's brainchild to a modern-day Mary Tyler Moore, the Peabody board offered kudos for its "sly, gleeful satire of corporate media."
30 Rock wasn't Peabody's only winner pilfered from the Emmy nomination pool.
Dexter, Showtime's hit drama chronicling a serial killer with a heart of gold, starring Michael C. Hall, and AMC's breakout period drama Mad Men have also been announced as two of this year's 35 winners of the prestigious prize.
Meanwhile, other notable honorees include the joint BBC-Discovery Channel documentary Planet Earth, which parlayed the advent of HDTV into a breathtaking panoramic view of the planet, and Wounds of War—The Long Road Home for Our Nation's Veterans, a series of ABC news reports filed by Bob Woodruff, himself famously injured while reporting in Iraq.
The awards themselves will be doled out by NBC newsman Brian Williams in a ceremony held June 16 in New York.
Here's the complete list of winners of the 67th Annual Peabody Awards: