"The quality of storytelling in electronic media continues to increase year-after-year, across platforms, producing organizations and nations," Dr. Jeffrey P. Jones, director of the Peabody Awards, said in a statement. "The unprecedented number of awards we gave this year reflects this fact. There simply are a larger number of stories that deserve our attention as citizens and consumers. And what a wonderfully rich and satisfying set of stories we've called attention to this year!"
Breaking Bad earned its second Peabody for its final season, while Orange is the New Black,Key & Peele, Orphan Black and The Bridge were also honored. Other winners include The Returned, Broadchurch, Borgen and Burka Avenger.
The awards will be presented in New York on May 19.
To see a full list of winners, click here.