72nd Peabody Awards honor Lorne Michaels, Louis C.K., D.L. Hughley, Lena Dunham

The 72nd annual Peabody Awards recognized several comedies from 2012 and cited Lorne Michaels for his career accomplishments in comedy.

From the University of Georgia and handed out since 1941, the George Foster Peabody Awards recognize distinguished achievement and meritorious service by broadcasters, cable and Webcasters, producing organizations, and individuals. There is no set number of awards each year.

Here are the official citations for 2013. Click here for the full list, plus a video announcement if you want to watch someone read them!

D.L. Hughley: The Endangered List (Comedy Central)

Comedy Central, Five Timz Productions

In this provocative satirical documentary, the comedian goes on a crusade to get American black men the same EPA protections afforded snail darters.

Louie (FX)

Pig Newton, Inc., FX Productions

Louis C.K.’s self-reflective, shape-shifting series about a single, show-biz dad is daring and endearing, scandalous and sensitive, a milestone of comedic reach and candor.

Girls (HBO)

Aptow Prod and I am Jenni Konner Productions in association with HBO Entertainment

Creator/star Lena Dunham’s singular, decidedly unglamorous take on sex and the single girl and the city reverberates with anxiety, angst, insight and rueful humor.

Lorne Michaels

A rare Individual Peabody goes Lorne Michaels because he’s the patron saint of satirical television comedy and, as one of his old co-conspirators would say, you’re not.

Sean L. McCarthy

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