Guys, guys, guys, listen! This is big news! And really exciting news for those of us who are rabid fans of HBO‘s hit series, which is all of us, right? It’s been announced Game of Thrones will be awarded a Peabody for being excellent. Well, it’s being recognized for excellence in television, so same thing. Here’s how The Peabody’s define excellent,
Because submissions are accepted from a wide variety of sources and styles, deliberations seek “Excellence On Its Own Terms.” Each entry is evaluated on the achievement of standards it establishes within its own contexts. Entries are self-selected by those making submissions and as a result the quality of competing works is extraordinarily high. The Peabody Awards are then presented only to “the best of the best.”
Damn straight, Game of Thrones is the best of the best, and it’s only getting started! With this award Game of Thrones is now among such company as Battlestar Galactica, Lost, The Simpsons, The X-Files, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Animaniacs, Avatar: The Last Airbender and Twin Peaks. An impressive list, is it not?
Here’s a list of the other winners. The award show will be hosted by Patrick Stewart on Monday, May 21, but as far as I’m aware this isn’t a televised event. But still, huzzah for Game of Thrones!