2022 Peabody Award Winners: “Hacks,” “Reservation Dogs,” and More

The 82nd Peabody Awards recognized 30 broadcast and streaming programs from 2021.

The latest round of winners from the 82nd Peabody Awards were announced Thursday, capping a celebration of storytelling that recognized 30 programs in broadcast and streaming media from 2021 onward.

A panel of 19 jury members — all industry experts, media scholars, critics, and journalists — pored over more than 1,200 entries and announced the winners in a multi-day virtual ceremony featuring presenters Melissa McCarthy, Riz Ahmed, and Alicia Keys.

In the Entertainment category, the voting panel singled out bright, innovative comedies like FX’s ‘Reservation Dogs’, Peacock’s ‘We Are Lady Parts’ and HBO Max’s ‘Sort Of’ that not only make people laugh, they make people laugh also bring stories of people from America closer to the audience with historically underrepresented backgrounds. Among the award-winning documentaries were projects such as Hulu’s “Summer of Soul,” “Mr. SOUL!’ and Netflix’s ‘High on the Hog’ provided viewers with a deeper understanding of the cultural history of Black America.

To the extent that the Peabody Awards overlap with other prestigious awards like the Emmys, the Peabody Awards honored some of last year’s big winners like Netflix’s Bo Burnham: Inside and Amazon Prime Video’s The Underground Railroad, as well as current major contenders like HBO Max “Hacks” and Hulu’s “Dopesick”. The only winner for Network TV in the Entertainment category is ABC’s The Wonder Years reboot starring Dulé Hill.

PBS was the network to take home the most awards, with six wins across all categories, followed by HBO/HBO Max with four, Netflix with three, and Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, and the New York Times with two each.

The Institutional Award, which honors a program’s enduring, impactful work, went to the legendary radio talk show Fresh Air with Terry Gross, while the Career Achievement Award went to the venerable newscaster Dan Rather. In addition to awarding the Peabody Prize for Journalistic Integrity to Dozhd, aka TV Rain, the independent Russian television channel blocked by state authorities for its coverage of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Peabody made a special recognition in recognition of the world killed journalists in the last year.

The Peabody Awards are presented at the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. Check out the full list of 2022 winners, along with a highlight reel from the celebration, below.

Institutional Winner

Fresh air with Terry Gross

Career Achievement Award

Dan Rather

Peabody Award for Journalistic Integrity

TV Rain/Dozhd


“Summer of Soul (…or When the Revolution Couldn’t Be Televised)” (Hulu / Searchlight Pictures / Onyx Collective)


Bo Burnham: Inside (Netflix)
“Intoxicated” (Hulu)
“Hacks” (HBO/HBO Max)
“Reservation Dogs” (FX)
“Kind of” (CBC/HBO Max)
“The Subway” (Amazon Prime Video)
“We Are Lady Parts” (Peacock and Channel 4)
“The Miracle Years” (ABC)


“Crush All Brutes” (HBO/HBO Max)
“High on the Hog: How African American Cuisine Changed America” ​​(Netflix)
“In the Same Breath” (HBO/HBO Max)
“Mayor” (PBS)
“Mr. SOUL!” (PBS)
“My name is Pauli Murray” (Amazon Prime Video)
“Philly DA” (PBS)
“A Thousand Cuts” (PBS/GBH/FRONTLINE)


“Finn and the Bell” (Rumble Strip)
“Southlake” (NBC News)
“Through Line: Afghanistan: The Center of the World” (NPR)


“The Appointment” (ABC News)
“Day of Rage: How Trump Supporters Taken the US Capitol” (The New York Times)
“Escape from Eritrea” (PBS/GBH/FRONTLINE)
“January 6 Report” (PBS NewsHour)
“NBC Bay Area: ‘The Mothers of Magnolia Street’ & ‘No Man’s Land: The Fight for Fatherhood in a Broken System'” (NBC Bay Area)
“Politically Charged” (ABC15 Arizona)
“‘So They Know We Existed’: Palestinians Film the War in Gaza” (The New York Times)
“Transnational” (VICE News Tonight)

Children & Youth

City of Ghosts (Netflix)

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Lindsay Lowe

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