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Louis C.K. Leads Peabody Award Winners

Two shows he produces, Better Things and Horace and Pete, are among this year's honorees

Liam Mathews

Louis C.K. is the top honoree of this year's Peabody Awards. Two shows created or co-created by the comedian, Horace and Pete and the Pamela Adlon vehicle Better Things, are among this year's entertainment honorees, which were announced Thursday.

The other Peabody winners are Atlanta, Veep, Beyoncé's visual album Lemonade, BBC and Netflix's crime drama Happy Valley, and Channel 4 and Hulu's political scandal drama National Treasure.


Pamela Adlon and Olivia Edward, Better Things

Colleen Hayes/FX

The Peabodys are given out by the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia and are one of the most prestigious entertainment awards, honoring quality over popularity or commercial success.

FX and HBO tie for two awards each, FX for Atlanta and Better Things and HBO for Lemonade and Veep. Hulu received two for its co-productions -- Horace and Pete originally premiered on louisck.net. Happy Valley and National Treasure are both British imports.

Donald Glover, Atlanta​

Donald Glover, Atlanta


The Peabody Awards for documentary were announced Tuesday, with winners including O.J.: Made In Americaand a pair of Frontlinedocs. Winners in news, radio/podcast, children's, education and public Service will be revealed on April 25.