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February 7, 2012

War Horse, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Rio and Dolphin Tale are Cited by Nation’s Largest Animal Protection Organization for their Animal-Friendly Themes

DreamWorks’ Academy Award-nominated War Horse,
Twentieth Century Fox’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Rio, and
Alcon Entertainment’s Dolphin Tale lead the diverse field of 58 nominees
for The Humane Society of the United States’ 26th Genesis
Awards.  Honoring the news and entertainment media for their outstanding
reporting and creative portrayals of animal protection issues in 19 categories,
The HSUS’s 26th Genesis Awards, hosted by Dancing with the Stars’
Carrie Ann Inaba, will be presented at a gala ceremony on Saturday, March 24,
2012, at The Beverly Hilton, Beverly Hills, Calif.  The event will air as
a one-hour special on Animal Planet in May.

“It was an outstanding year for major feature films with
strong animal protection content and, most significantly, a combined domestic
box office gross of $468 million – $1.17 billion worldwide. Animal welfare
concerns, such as chimpanzees being used in research which is addressed in Rise
of the Planet of the Apes
, are reaching huge audiences, thanks to the
quality and engaging storylines of these films,” says Beverly Kaskey, senior
director of HSUS Hollywood Outreach and executive producer of the annual Genesis
Awards. 

In other major categories, the IMAX film Born to be Wild
3D, Buck
and One Lucky Elephant are nominated for the Feature
Documentary award, while Gordon Ramsay: Shark Bait (BBC America),
Madonna of the Mills
(HBO) and Nature’s Broken Tail: A Tiger’s
Last Journey
(PBS) are in contention for the TV Documentary
honors.  Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report, Fox’s The
Cleveland Show
and ABC Family’s Melissa Joey are up for the
Sid Caesar Comedy Award, and AE’s The Glades and CBS’ Hawaii
Five-0
are in line for the Dramatic Series award. Contesting the Talk Show
category are the doyennes of television, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Oprah
Winfrey Show
and The Martha Stewart Show.

The world of television, print and online journalism
continues to be a constant and groundbreaking source of animal protection
coverage, with many notable contenders in this year’s various news media
categories, including: ABC’s 20/20 and World News with Diane Sawyer,
CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360, NBC’s TODAY and NBC Nightly News
with
Brian Williams, HLN’s Issues with Jane Velez-Mitchell, CBS
Evening News with Katie Couric, Vanity Fair, O, The Oprah Magazine, National
Geographic magazine, NY Times.com, The Atlantic.com,
and McClatchy
Newspapers.

Tickets are available at humanesociety.org/genesis.

The 26th Genesis Awards
is sponsored in part by Misix, Market Development Group, The InterGroup
Corporation, Hilton San Francisco Financial District, Prai Beauty Group, Tenet,
Euro RSCG Edge, Honda, One Car One Difference and Modern Dog.

26th Genesis
Awards Nominations

FEATURE FILM
DOLPHIN TALE  Alcon
Entertainment                                                      

RIO  Twentieth Century Fox/Blue Sky
Studios                                           

RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES  Twentieth Century
Fox/Chernin Entertainment

WAR HORSE  DreamWorks SKG   

                                                                                                                                                                       

FEATURE DOCUMENTARY
BORN TO BE WILD 3D Warner Bros. Pictures, IMAX
Corporation                                

BUCK  Sundance Selects, Cedar Creek Productions
                                                          

ONE LUCKY ELEPHANT  Crossover Productions, Sandbar
Pictures

                                                                                                           

SID CAESAR COMEDY AWARD

THE CLEVELAND SHOW  Ain’t Nothin’ But Mutton
Bustin’ 
FOX

THE COLBERT REPORT  multiple issues  Comedy
Central

MELISSA JOEY  Toledo’s Next Top Model  ABC
Family          

 

DRAMATIC SERIES

THE GLADES  Swamp Thing  AE
                                                                                   

HAWAII FIVE-0  Lapa’au  CBS                 
 

 

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMMING

NICK NEWS WITH LINDA ELLERBEE 
Dangerous Crossroads: Human Animal vs. Wild Animal Nickelodeon                       

SID THE SCIENCE KID  Save the Stump!  PBS
Kids                                                       

 

TV NEWSMAGAZINE

20/20  egg farm cruelty 
ABC                                                                                                           

ANDERSON COOPER 360  multiple issues  CNN

E:60  cockfighting 
ESPN                                                                                         

ISSUES WITH JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL  multiple issues 
HLN

 

NATIONAL NEWS

ABC WORLD NEWS WITH DIANE
SAWYER  egg farm
cruelty          

CBS EVENING NEWS WITH KATIE
COURIC   multiple
issues            

NBC NIGHTLY NEWS WITH BRIAN
WILLIAMS  multiple issues

 

LOCAL NEWS FEATURE

KHOU-TV (Houston)  multiple
issues                                                                                  

KPHOTV (Phoenix)  CBS
5 Investigates Canned Hunts
                 
   
                   

KTLA NEWS AT 10 (Los
Angeles)  multiple issues

WPMI-TV (Mobile)  Alabama’s Blood Sport and
Training to Fight

 

LOCAL NEWS SERIES

KTNV-TV (Las Vegas)  LOLAA
Kennel
      

WOIO-TV 19 ACTION NEWS (Cleveland)  Torture
at the E6 Cattle Ranch

 

MORNING NEWS SHOW

SUNDAY MORNING  BATS! from Barry Petersen 
CBS                          

TODAY  multiple issues from Jill Rappaport  NBC

TODAY  Online Puppy Sales from Lisa Myers 
NBC                                                                                              
                                                                                               

TALK SHOW

THE ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW  multiple issues  
                                                       

THE MARTHA STEWART SHOW  vegan cooking
                                                          

THE OPRAH WINFREY SHOW  vegan challenge

 

TV DOCUMENTARY/SPECIALS

GORDON RAMSAY: SHARK
BAIT  BBC America
                                                      

MADONNA OF THE MILLS  HBO2
                                                                                

NATURE  Broken Tail:  A Tiger’s Last Journey 
PBS         

 

REALITY SERIES

ANIMAL PLANET INVESTIGATES:  CAPTIVE HUNTING
EXPOSED                                 

CRIMES AGAINST NATURE  Blood Ivory and Making
a Killing
  Nat Geo
Wild                       

IT’S ME OR THE DOG  Bone Of Contention  Animal
Planet   
                                         

VANGUARD  Tiger Farms  Current
TV     

 

BRIGITTE BARDOT INTERNATIONAL

KOPI LUWAK /
ETHICAL CONSUMERISM Carte Blanche M-Net South
Africa

THE MEDAN CONNECTION 
Carte Blanche M-Net South Africa

 

 

OUTSTANDING WRITTEN WORD


MAGAZINE
MOTHER JONES  The Cruelest Show on Earth  by Deborah
Nelson

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC
 multiple articles  Editor in Chief,  Chris Johns
O, THE OPRAH MAGAZINE  multiple articles  Editor in Chief, Susan
Casey
VANITY FAIR  Agony and Ivory by Alex Shoumatoff
                                                                       

SERIES OF NEWSPAPER ARTICLES
LEXINGTON HERALD-LEADER  Janet Patton
MCCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS  Chris Adams                                    
                               

THE VIRGINIAN-PILOT  Philip Walzer  

 

ONLINE AWARD
THE ATLANTIC.COM  multiple articles on wild horses by Andrew Cohen

LA TIMES.COM  multiple issues by Dean Kuipers
                              
NY TIMES.COM  multiple issues by Mark
Bittman                                                                    
  
TIME.COM  multiple issues by Krista Mahr, Alexandra Silver, and Bryan
Walsh                                                                                                                                                         

 

BRIGITTE BARDOT INTERNATIONAL
THE INDEPENDENT (UK) multiple articles by Martin Hickman

SOUTH ASIA magazine (Pakistan) Importance of Animals
in Islam
by Nilofar Ahmed, Social Justice And Ethics by Anees
Jillani, and a commentary by Syed Rizvi

THE SUNDAY TIMES (UK)  multiple articles by Daniel
Foggo, Simon Parry,

and Hannah Ashwell

WILLIAM WILBERFORCE AWARD
PRISM  A Call to Compassion from Our Brothers the Animals by
Kendra Langdon Juskus      

ST. ANTHONY MESSENGER  Finding Faith in God’s
Creatures
by B.G. Kelley

 

Media Contact:  Sue
Blackmore, HSUS Hollywood office: 310 440 0600;
sue@hsushollywood.org.

 

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