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Jessica Jones and The Leftovers win Peabody Awards

Jessica 1.8Netflix’s second Marvel series, Jessica Jones, and HBO’s The Leftovers have been honoured with a Peabody Award.

The series each won one of the Peabody 30, the coveted awards handed out annually by the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication.

Regarding Jessica Jones, the judges noted: “This one part superhero saga, one part neo-noir program asks unpopular questions about power and consent, while constructing vivid and compelling characters. Krysten Ritter helps us to discover the strengths and vulnerability of Jessica, a hard-boiled private detective who has rejected the role of superhero but must still figure out how to overcome the evil that threatens her, her friends and her community.”

Of The Leftovers they said “After an inexplicable global cataclysm ­- a massive random harvest – thins Earth’s population by 140 million, the survivors in this challenging, deeply philosophical, boldly imagined drama are left to figure out how to get on with life in a world that’s stopped making sense.”

The awards will be handed out on May 21 at a ceremony at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City.

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