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And the winners for raising awareness of animal protection issues are…

LOS ANGELES, (March 24, 2013) --The Drew Barrymore all-star cast feature film “Big Miracle,” Stephen Colbert’s satirical “The Colbert Report,” David E. Kelley’s “Harry’s Law,” “Rock Center with Brian Williams,” Discovery Channel’s “Ivory Wars,” ABC’s “Nightline,” and global pop icon Ke$ha took home the honors in major news and entertainment media categories presented at The Humane Society of the United States’ Genesis Awards Benefit Gala on Saturday, March 23, at The Beverly Hilton, Beverly Hills, Calif. “Dancing with the Stars” popular judge and passionate animal advocate Carrie Ann Inaba hosted the ceremony.

Universal Picture’s “Big Miracle” received best Feature Film for its inspiring true story about international efforts to save a family of trapped whales, Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report” picked up the Sid Caesar Comedy Award for its biting satire of a Congressman’s defense of dogfighting, and NBC’s “Harry’s Law” won the Dramatic Series Award for a thought-provoking storyline questioning the ethics of keeping primates in captivity. Best TV Documentary went to Discovery’s “Ivory Wars” for a penetrating look at the alarming escalation in elephant ivory trade, and the best TV Newsmagazine Award was shared between NBC’s “Rock Center with Brian Williams,” for in-depth reporting on endangered orangutans and rhinos and the issue of chimps in research, and ABC’s “Nightline” for an investigation into the shocking abuse of Tennessee Walking Horses by one of the industry’s best-known trainers.

Following in the footsteps of Genesis Award alumni Sir Paul McCartney, Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi, Hayden Panettiere, Kristin Davis and Ian Somerhalder, platinum-selling recording artist Ke$ha received HSUS’ coveted Wyler Award for her dedication to spreading the word about multiple animal protection issues to her massive international fan base.

In other categories, Nat Geo Channel’s “Wild Justice” snagged best Reality Series, ABC’s “World News with Diane Sawyer” took the National News Award, “CBS This Morning” picked up best Morning Show, and Los Angeles’ “KNBC 4 News” won the Local TV News prize. Complete list of winners follows.

“We are so grateful to the news and entertainment media for keeping animal protection issues firmly in their view in genres as diverse as comedy programming and documentaries. Concern for the welfare of animals has universal audience appeal, and since so much of what negatively impacts animals occurs out of sight, it’s important that these issues remain in the media spotlight,” said Beverly Kaskey, senior director of HSUS’ Hollywood Outreach program and executive producer of The Genesis Awards.

Genesis Award Winners for 2012

 

FEATURE FILM

Big Miracle Universal Pictures

TV NEWSMAGAZINE

Nightline “The Ugly Truth Behind High Stepping Horses” ABC

Rock Center With Brian Williams NBC -

“At What Cost?”

“Ken and Rosie”

“Last Stand”

DRAMATIC SERIES

Harry’s Law “Gorilla My Dreams” NBC

SID CAESAR COMEDY AWARD

The Colbert Report Representative Steve King on dogfighting Comedy Central

TV DOCUMENTARY

Ivory Wars Discovery Channel

REALITY SERIES

Wild Justice Nat Geo Channel

NATIONAL NEWS

World News with Diane Sawyer downer cow video ABC

MORNING SHOW

CBS This Morning “Shark Tagging”

LOCAL TV NEWS

KNBC 4 News “Bunny Trafficking”

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMMING

Nick News with Linda Ellerbee “Animals? Show Me the Money!” Nickelodeon

BRIGITTE BARDOT INTERNATIONAL TV

60 Minutes “Jungle Warfare” Nine Network Australia

PRINT

MAGAZINE

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

“Cheetahs on the Edge” by Roff Smith

“Ivory Worship” by Bryan Christy

“Rhino Wars” by Peter Gwin

COLUMNIST

THE CHATTANOOGAN.COM Roy Exum multiple part series on Tennessee Walking Horse soring

NEWSPAPER SERIES

The Sacramento Bee three-part series on Wildlife Services by Tom Knudson

BRIGITTE BARDOT INTERNATIONAL PRINT

SOUTH ASIA Magazine (Pakistan) “Animal Welfare in Islam” by Aiman Reyaz and

“Law of the Land” by Anees Jillani, with commentary by Syed Rizvi

THE WYLER AWARD

Ke$ha

THE HSUS GENESIS CORPORATE AWARD

LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics

The HSUS’ 2013 Genesis Awards Benefit Gala was sponsored in part by Misix, One Car One Difference, Market Development Group, Prai Beauty Group, Tenet and Havas Edge.

Genesis winners photo composite: John Krasinksi and Drew Barrymore in "Big Miracle" (photo credit: Darren Michaels/Universal Pictures); Stephen Colbert (photo credit: Martin Crook); Kathy Bates in "Harry's Law" (photo credit: Mitchell Haaseth/NBC); Brian Williams (photo credit: Justin Stephens/NBC Universal, Inc.)

Subscribe to Wayne Pacelle’s blog, A Humane Nation. Follow The HSUS on Twitter. See our work for animals on your iPhone by searching “HumaneTV” in the App Store.

The Humane Society of the United States is the nation’s largest animal protection organization, rated the most effective by its peers. Since 1954, The HSUS has been fighting for the protection of all animals through advocacy, education and hands-on programs. We rescue and care for tens of thousands of animals each year, but our primary mission is to prevent cruelty before it occurs. We're there for all animals, across America and around the world. Celebrating animals and confronting cruelty -- on the Web at humanesociety.org.

 

 

News and Entertainment Media in 15 Categories Receive the Nod for Positive Animal Welfare Messaging

(Feb. 22, 2013) – The Humane Society of the United States has named Universal Picture’s “Big Miracle,” Imax/Warner Bros.’ “To the Arctic” and Sony Pictures’ “Darling Companion” among the diverse selection of nominees in contention for its 2013 Genesis Awards, which honor the news and entertainment media for their role in raising awareness of animal issues. Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report” and “Futurama,” and NBC’s “The New Normal” are in the running for the Genesis Sid Caesar Comedy Award, while ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy,” NBC’s “Harry’s Law and FX’s “Sons of Anarchy” are up for the dramatic series award.

Winners in select categories will be presented at The HSUS’ Genesis Awards Benefit Gala, hosted by “Dancing with the Stars” Carrie Ann Inaba, on Saturday, March 23, at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills.

In broadcast news, NBC’s “Rock Center with Brian Williams” and “Nightly News,” ABC’s “20/20,” “Nightline” and “World News Tonight with Diane Sawyer,” and CBS’ “60 Minutes,” “CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley,” and “CBS This Morning” are all in line for the hotly contested Genesis newsmagazine, national news and morning show awards.

On the cable television front, HBO’s “One Nation Under Dog” takes on Discovery’s “Ivory Wars” and Animal Planet’s “Street Dog of South Central” for the Genesis TV Documentary award. And in reality programming, Nat Geo’s “Wild Justice” and “Philly Undercover” are nominated alongside Animal Planet’s “My Cat From Hell,” and MSNBC’s “Caught on Tape.”

“For 27 years, the Genesis Awards have celebrated the power of the media to shed light on animal protection issues,” said Beverly Kaskey, senior director of HSUS’ Hollywood Outreach and executive producer of The Genesis Awards Benefit Gala. “This year one nominee, ‘Big Miracle,’ reflects the Genesis credo with its true account of how one TV reporter’s story triggers a worldwide effort to save a family of imperiled whales, proving that the media can and does make a difference.”

2013 Genesis Awards Nominations

FEATURE FILM

BIG MIRACLE Universal Pictures
DARLING COMPANION Kasdan Films / Sony
DELHI SAFARI Fantastic Films International, LLC
TO THE ARCTIC Imax /Warner Bros.

DRAMATIC SERIES

GREY’S ANATOMY “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” ABC

HARRY’S LAW “Gorilla My Dreams” NBC

SONS OF ANARCHY “J'ai Obtenu Cette" FX

 

SID CAESAR COMEDY AWARD

THE COLBERT REPORT Representative Steve King on dogfighting Comedy Central

FUTURAMA “31st Century Fox” Comedy Central

THE NEW NORMAL “Pardon Me” NBC

TV DOCUMENTARY

IVORY WARS Discovery Channel

ONE NATION UNDER DOG: Stories of Fear, Loss and Betrayal HBO

STREET DOGS OF SOUTH CENTRAL Animal Planet

REALITY

CAUGHT ON CAMERA “Hoarding” MSNBC

MY CAT FROM HELL Animal Planet

PHILLY UNDERCOVER “The Raid” Nat Geo WILD

WILD JUSTICE Nat Geo Channel

 

TV NEWSMAGAZINE

20/20 “Deadly Pets” ABC

60 MINUTES “The Race to Save The Tortoise” CBS

INSIDE EDITION “Cockfighting Investigation” Syndicated

NIGHTLINE “The Ugly Truth Behind High Stepping Horses” ABC

ROCK CENTER WITH BRIAN WILLIAMS “At What Cost?”, “Ken and Rosie, “Last Stand” NBC

 

NATIONAL NEWS

ABC WORLD NEWS WITH DIANE SAWYER downer cow video

CBS EVENING NEWS WITH SCOTT PELLEY “Ivory Poaching”

NBC NIGHTLY NEWS “Hurricane Sandy: Protecting Our Pets”

MORNING SHOW

CBS THIS MORNING “Shark Tagging”

CNN SATURDAY MORNING “Little Boy Blue”

LOCAL TV NEWS

KDVR-TV DENVER FOX 31 NEWS AT NINE "Saving the Discarded Dogs"

KNBC 4 NEWS "Bunny Trafficking"

WOIO TV 19 ACTION NEWS "Busted in Oklahoma" and "An Exotic Homecoming"

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMMING

NICK NEWS WITH LINDA ELLERBEE “Animals? Show Me the Money!” Nickelodeon

BRIGITTE BARDOT INTERNATIONAL TV

60 MINUTES “Jungle Warfare” Nine Network Australia

CARTE BLANCHE “Damien’s Rhino War,” “Elephant Birth Control,” “Mauritius Cattle Ship” M-Net South Africa

THE HANOI CONNECTION Spiegel TV (Germany)

PRINT

MAGAZINE

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC “Cheetahs on the Edge” by Roff Smith, “Ivory Worship” by Bryan Christy,“Rhino Wars” by Peter Gwin

TIME “Beasts of Burden” by Bryan Walsh

COLUMNIST

THE NEW YORK TIMES Nicholas D. Kristof “Is an Egg for Breakfast Worth This?”

THE CHATTANOOGAN.COM Roy Exum multiple part series on Tennessee Walking Horse soring

NEWSPAPER SERIES

THE SACRAMENTO BEE three-part series on Wildlife Services by Tom Knudson

 

BRIGITTE BARDOT INTERNATIONAL

SOUTH ASIA MAGAZINE (Pakistan) “Animal Welfare in Islam” by Aiman Reyaz and

“Law of the Land” by Anees Jillani with commentary by Syed Rizvi

THE STAR (South Africa) “Silencing the Seals” and “Slaughter on the Sand” by Kristen van Schie

The HSUS’ 2013 Genesis Awards Benefit Gala is sponsored in part by Misix, One Car One Difference, Market Development Group, Prai Beauty Group, Tenet, and Havas Edge.

Photo credit: Big Miracle: Darren Michaels/Universal Pictures

Follow The HSUS on Twitter. Follow The Genesis Awards on Twitter. See our work for animals on your Apple or Android device by searching for our "HumaneTV" app.

The Humane Society of the United States is the nation’s largest animal protection organization, rated the most effective by its peers. Since 1954, The HSUS has been fighting for the protection of all animals through advocacy, education and hands-on programs. We rescue and care for tens of thousands of animals each year, but our primary mission is to prevent cruelty before it occurs. We're there for all animals, across America and around the world. Celebrating animals and confronting cruelty -- on the Web at humanesociety.org.

 

 

 

 

(Feb. 14, 2013) - Global pop icon and committed animal advocate Ke$ha will receive the prestigious Wyler Award at The Humane Society of the United States’2013 Genesis Awards Benefit Galaon Saturday, March 23, at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills. The HSUS’ Wyler Award is one of the animal protection organization’s highest honors and is bestowed on a celebrity or public figure for increasing awareness of animal issues via the media.

Humane Society International’s first Global Ambassador for animals, Ke$ha balances her hectic career as a platinum recording singer/songwriter and one of the world’s most dynamic performers with her outspoken stance on critical animal protection issues. Ke$ha has spread the word about street dogs, the trophy hunting of endangered lions, shark-finning, Canada’s commercial seal slaughter, dogfighting and cruelty-free cosmetics, among many other important animal welfare concerns, highlighting a different animal issue each month on her website and urging her massive fan base and social media following to take action for animals. By talking about her role with The HSUS’ international arm, Humane Society International, and her commitment to helping animals in numerous media interviews, she has brought worldwide attention to the cause.

“It means so much to me to be recognized by The Humane Society of the United States because advocating for animals is second nature to me,” said Ke$ha.“My affinity with animals and the natural world inspires me and my music. I don’t understand how anyone can justify abusing or exploiting animals, and as long as it continues, I intend to keep talking about it.”

“The animals have a bold and passionate ambassador in Ke$ha, who is not known for holding back on what she thinks,” says Beverly Kaskey, senior director of The HSUS’ Hollywood Outreach and executive producer of The HSUS’Genesis Awards Benefit Gala. “The Humane Society of the United States is grateful to Ke$ha for informing her millions of fans worldwide about new and ongoing threats to our fellow creatures, while connecting them to resources that enable them to take action.”

Global superstar Ke$ha has taken the world by storm since the release of her debut album “Animal” in 2010. That year she was declared Billboard's Hot 100 Artist and her smash debut single, "TiKToK," was named Billboard's #1 Hot 100 Song, was the most played song of that year and was the biggest-selling digital track in the world. Her debut album“Animal” has sold over 2.5 million units worldwide, and Ke$ha has had seven consecutive Top 10 hits including four #1 singles in "TiKToK," "Your Love Is My Drug," "We R Who We R," and the latest, "Die Young." Ke$ha recently released the track "C'Mon," the second single from her critically acclaimed second album, Warrior. Ke$ha has toured the world, playing over 200 live shows in support of“Animal” and its companion album, “Cannibal.” She took home the MTV EMA for Best New Act in November, 2010 and was nominated for two American Music Awards, three MTV VMA Awards and six Billboard Awards. She has performed on dozens of television programs all over the world, including MTV Europe Music Awards, Much Music Awards (Canada), Echo Awards (Germany), X Factor (Australia), American Music Awards, Billboard Awards, American Idol, Saturday Night Live and The Today Show Summer Concert Series. She has over 22 million Facebook likes, over three million Twitter followers and over 330 million views on VEVO. She has sold over 27 million combined tracks and ringtones in the U.S alone and over 34.5 million worldwide to date. Ke$ha is an international powerhouse.“Animal” has been certified Gold, Platinum or multi-Platinum in 15 markets (including Platinum in the United States) and was the biggest selling debut album from an international female in 2010 in the UK. In November, 2012, Ke$ha released her first book through Touchstone Publishing. The full-color photo journal/scrapbook entitled, “My Crazy Beautiful Life,” sheds light on Ke$ha's hectic, non-stop life on tour and provides an exclusive look into the creative process of her latest album,“Warrior.” Also in late 2012,Ke$ha announced Ke$ha Rose by Charles Albert(r), a new jewelry line that reflects the singer's distinctive personality throughout the collection.

The Wyler Award is named after former Broadway actress, animal advocate and founder of The Genesis Awards, Gretchen Wyler. Ke$ha joins Wyler Award alumni Sir Paul McCartney, Hayden Panettiere, Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi, Kristin Davis and Ian Somerhalder.

Honoring the news and entertainment media for their role in raising awareness of animal issues, The HSUS’ Genesis Awards Benefit Gala marks 27 years of inspiring change for animals, with this year’s event benefitting three of the organization’s top animal welfare priorities: Pets for Life, Chimps Deserve Better and Farm Animal Protection.

The HSUS’ 2013 Genesis Awards Benefit Gala is sponsored in part by Misix, One Car One Difference, Market Development Group, Prai Beauty Group, Tenet, and Havas Edge.

Follow The HSUS on Twitter. Follow The Genesis Awards on Twitter. See our work for animals on your Apple or Android device by searching for our“Humane TV” app.

The Humane Society of the United States is the nation’s largest animal protection organization, rated the most effective by its peers. Since 1954, The HSUS has been fighting for the protection of all animals through advocacy, education and hands-on programs. We rescue and care for tens of thousands of animals each year, but our primary mission is to prevent cruelty before it occurs. We're there for all animals, across America and around the world. Celebrating animals and confronting cruelty -- on the Web at www.humanesociety.org.