It’s official! The Peabody Awards board of jurors has announced the nine entertainment winners, including children’s and youth programming, for series released in 2017, and Issa Rae’s hit HBO series Insecure is among the winners!  The prestigious Peabody Awards honor the most powerful, enlightening, and invigorating stories in television, radio, and online media.

Insecure contains themes from Rae’s highly acclaimed web series, The Misadventures Of Awkward Black Girl, which garnered over 20 million views and nearly 200,000 YouTube subscribers. It explores the black female experience in an unclichéd and authentic way, and revolves around the friendship of two modern day black women and their uncomfortable experiences and racy tribulations. Issa tries to figure out what and who she wants in life, and how to take control of it. Meanwhile, Molly is a successful corporate attorney who appears to have it all but struggles inside as she looks for external ways to fix her life.  The series also touches on social and racial issues in addition to issues that relate to the contemporary black experience.

The series stars Issa Rae, Yvonne Orji, Jay Ellis, Lisa Joyce, Neil Brown, Jr and is created and executive produced by Issa Rae. Prentice Penny (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) serves as showrunner and executive producer alongside Melina Matsoukas, (Beyonce’s Formation), Michael Rotenberg, Dave Becky and Jonathan Berry.

Season 3 of Insecure is currently in production, so stay tuned for the premiere date and time!

See the full list of the entertainment winners, including below – Congrats to Issa Rae and her entire team!

“A Series of Unfortunate Events” (Children and Youth)
“American Vandal”
“Better Call Saul”
“Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King”
“Insecure”
“Last Week Tonight with John Oliver”
“Saturday Night Live” Political Satire 2017
“The Handmaid’s Tale”
“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”

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