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Every year, The Genesis Awards pays tribute to the major news and entertainment media for producing outstanding works that raise public awareness of animal issues. The 25th Genesis Awards will be Saturday, March 19, 2011, at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles, CA.

  • Up tied with Hotel for Dogs in the Feature Film category. Walt Disney Pictures, Pixar Animation Studios

  • Hotel for Dogs tied with Up in the Feature Film category. Dreamworks Pictures, Nickelodeon Movies

  • The Cove won in the Documentary Film category. Lionsgate, Roadside Attractions, Oceanic Preservation Society

  • Family Guy won in the Sid Caesar Comedy Award category. FOX TV Animation, Fuzzy Door Productions, 20th Century FOX

Winners and Nominees

Fresh off their recent Academy Award® wins, The Cove and Up were among the major awardees at this year's event. Family Guy, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Whale Wars and Bones also took home awards.

The Cove, which is a searing indictment of Japan's dolphin slaughter, carried off the Genesis Outstanding Documentary Film award, adding this significant honor to a growing list of international accolades.

Tying for Outstanding Feature Film were the Academy Award®-winning Up and Hotel For Dogs, both of which offered meaningful messages about the importance of the human-animal bond.

Here's the full list of winners and nominees:


LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

TIPPI HEDREN

 

FEATURE FILM

WIN! (tie) - HOTEL FOR DOGS – Dreamworks Pictures, Nickelodeon Movies
THE MEN WHO STARE AT GOATS – Overture Films, Smokehouse Films
WIN! (tie) - UP – Walt Disney Pictures, Pixar Animation Studios

 

DOCUMENTARY FILM

WIN! - THE COVE – Lionsgate, Roadside Attractions, Oceanic Preservation Society
THE END OF THE LINE - Arcane Pictures, Calm Productions, Dartmouth Films
FOOD, INC. - Participant Media, River Road Entertainment, Magnolia Pictures

 

SID CAESAR COMEDY AWARD

WIN! - FAMILY GUY  Dog Gone - FOX TV Animation, Fuzzy Door Productions, 20th Century FOX
MONK  Mr. Monk and the Dog – USA Network
SOUTH PARK  Whale Whores – Comedy Central 

 

DRAMATIC SERIES

WIN! - BONES  The Tough Man in the Tender Chicken – FOX
THE CLOSER  multiple episodes - TNT

 

CHILDREN'S PROGRAMMING

HANDY MANNY  Saving the Turtles / A Whale of a Tale - Disney Channel
WIN! - NICK NEWS WITH LINDA ELLERBEE  Kids to the Rescue!  Helping Homeless Animals - Nickelodeon

 

TV NEWSMAGAZINE

60 MINUTES  Poisoned - CBS
WIN! - ISSUES WITH JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL  multiple segments - HLN
NIGHTLINE  multiple segments – ABC

 

NEWS FEATURE

EYEWITNESS NEWS AT 4:00 / KABC 7 (Los Angeles)  Greyhounds from Guam
WIN! - KCBS / KCAL TV (Los Angeles)   Animal Shelter Abuse, Faux Fur Investigation
KHOU-TV (Houston)   multiple segments
WKRN-TV News 2 Extra (Nashville)  Home for the Holidays

 

NEWS SERIES

CNN (National)  Animal Cruelty–Nicole Lapin Investigates
KTNV-TV (Las Vegas)  Las Vegas Zoo: A Hidden Camera Investigation
WIN! - KLAS-TV 8 (Las Vegas)  I-Team: Shark Fin Soup
WTVJ-NBC 6 (Miami)  The Last Ride

 

MORNING NEWS SHOW

CBS NEWS SUNDAY MORNING  Bye Bye Birdie
WIN! - TODAY  multiple segments by Jill Rappaport - NBC

 

TALK SHOW

WIN! - THE ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW  Eating Animals
      
author Jonathan Safran Foer – Syndicated

LARRY KING LIVE  Alaska's aerial wolf hunt - CNN

 

TV DOCUMENTARY

BUFFALO BATTLE – Planet Green
WIN! - DEATH ON A FACTORY FARM - HBO
FUTURE EARTH  100 Heartbeats – MNSBC, Peacock Productions
STAMPEDE TO OBLIVION - KLAS, Las Vegas One

 

REALITY SERIES

ANIMAL COPS: PHILADELPHIA  Puppy Mills Exposed – Animal Planet
EXTREME MAKEOVER:  HOME EDITION  The Almquist Family - ABC
WIN! - WHALE WARS  The Stuff of Nightmares – Animal Planet

 

TV FILM

WIN! - A DOG NAMED CHRISTMAS - CBS
A DOG YEAR  – HBO

 

BRIGITTE BARDOT INTERNATIONAL

WIN! - BEAR SANCTUARY - Animal Planet Europe
THE KINSHASA CONNECTION  - Carte Blanche, South African and Dutch TV, Network NL

 

OUTSTANDING WRITTEN WORD

 

SERIES OF NEWSPAPER ARTICLES

WIN! - ISTHMUS (Wisconsin)  multiple articles by Bill Lueders
TOPEKA CAPITAL-JOURNAL (Kansas)  multiple articles by James Carlson

 

NEWSMAGAZINE

NEWSWEEK A (Designer) Dog's Life by Suzanne Smalley
THE NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE Against Meat by Jonathan Safran Foer, and
       Watching Whales Watching Us by Charles Siebert
WIN! - 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

MORE  Where the Wild Things Are by Jan Goodwin
WIN! - 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

DAILY MAIL (UK)  multiple articles by Dr. Danny Penman
WIN! - THE INDEPENDENT (UK)  multiple articles by Martin Hickman
THE SUNDAY TIMES (UK)  multiple articles by Daniel Foggo