Magic & Bird: A Courtship of Rivals (2010 TV Movie)
Well, if you somehow missed the decade due to an interference in the time-space continuum — or you just happen to be really young — we've assembled 15 movie clips that best represent what life, or at least movies, were like during that glorious decade. A '90s time capsule, if you will. So sit back, relax and throw on your favorite starter jacket.
1. 'House Party' (1990) — Kid 'n Play Dance-Off
Way before film dance battles occurred in 3D thunderdomes and huge flattop cuts were throwbacks, Kid 'n Play were throwing down the on-screen dance gauntlet with some fly girls in "House Party," a movie that knew enough to not let a plot get in the way of fun and
Joining those three critically acclaimed dramas on a wide-ranging list of radio, television, and web-based winners recognized by the Peabody Board as representing the best in electronic media were HBO's epic miniseries "The Pacific," as well as the premium channel's Emmy-award winning original movie "Temple Grandin." The "Degrassi" franchise received its first Peabody in its 30-plus year history with a two-part episode of "Degrassi: The Next Generation" that focused upon the struggles of a transgender teenager.
In total, PBS picked up nine Peabodys among its various scripted programs in addition to awards for news and documentary series, including for Masterpiece/Mystery!'s "Sherlock: A Study in Pink," a featuring 21st-century update of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic detective, and "Great Performances: Macbeth," starring Patrick Stewart in version that reimagines the Scottish Play in an alternate setting that resembles revolutionary Russia. Among the documentary winners were "Reel Injun: On the Trail of the Hollywood Injun," which aired on "Independent Lens," and the American Masters features "LennonNYC" and "Elia Kazan: A Letter to Elia," a cinematic love letter as presented by Martin Scorsese.
"For 70 years the Peabody Award has defined excellence in electronic media," said Horace Newcomb, director of the Peabody Awards, in this morning's press release. "This list of Peabody recipients continues the commitment of the University of Georgia and the Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, the stewards of the award. With that commitment, we challenge media makers and distributors to reach higher, try harder and be ever mindful of their central role in public life."
HBO won seven Peabodys, the lion's share of for its documentaries, including "12th & Delaware," "For Neda," "Burma VJ," Spike Lee's "If God is Willing and da Creek Don't Rise," and the HBO sports doc "Magic & Bird: A Courtship of Rivals."
The list of 39 winners represents a record number of Peabodys awarded in a single year, selected by a 16 member board consisting of "television critics, industry practitioners and experts in culture and the arts," according to a UGA press release. Keep reading for the full list of Peabody winners.
The 70th Annual Peabody Award List of Winners
Great Performances: Macbeth (PBS)
The Pacific (HBO)
The Good Wife (CBS)
Sherlock: A Study in Pink (PBS)
Men of a Certain Age (TNT)
Degrassi: My Body Is a Cage (TeenNick)
Temple Grandin (HBO)
Coverage of the Gulf Oil Spill (CNN)
Burma VJ (HBO)
Bitter Lessons (WFAA-TV)
Independent Lens: Reel Injun: On the Trail of the Hollywood Indian (PBS)
Magic & Bird: A Courtship of Rivals (HBO)
Wonders of the Solar System with Brian Cox (Science Channel)
American Experience: My Lai (PBS)
For Neda (HBO)
12th & Delaware (HBO)
Elia Kazan: A Letter to Elia (PBS)
If God Is Willing and da Creek Don't Rise (HBO)
Zimbabwe's Forgotten Children (BBC Four)
William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible (PBS)
30 for 30 (ESPN)
POV: The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers (PBS)
Report on a New Generation of Migrant Workers in China (Phoenix InfoNews Channel)
Reality Check: Where Are the Jobs? (WTHR-TV)
The Lord Is Not On Trial Here Today (WILL-TV)
Who Killed Doc? (KSTP-TV)
The Wounded Patrol (PBS)
Lucia's Letter (WGCU-FM)
Trafficked: A Youth Radio Investigation (NPR/All Things Considered)
The Promised Land with Host Majora Carter (American Public Media Stations)
Covering Pakistan: War, Flood and Social Issues (NPR )
Seeking Justice for Campus Rapes (NPR and npr.org)
The Moth Radio Hour (Public Radio Stations)
Behind the Bail Bond System (NPR/All Things Considered and Morning)
C-SPAN Video Library (cspan.org/videolibrary)
The Cost of War: Traumatic Brain Injury; Coming Home a Different Person (www.washingtonpost.com)
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