The British-born host of HBO's satirical news program "Last Week Tonight" was among those cited Thursday as entertainment winners for the prestigious prizes, along with
Also on the list for the 74th Peabody Awards were the BBC drama "The Honorable Woman," Cinemax's historical drama "The Knick," Sundance TV's "Rectify" and "Black Mirror," an anthology drama from Britain's Channel 4.
The Peabodys -- awarded by the
Oliver, whose show is in its second season, was lauded for providing a "most worthy addition to the news-as-comedy genre. 'Last Week Tonight' doesn't just satirize the previous week's news, it engages in fresh, feisty investigative reports that 'real' news programs would do well to emulate."
"Jane the Virgin," about a Latina who accidentally becomes pregnant in an infertility-treatment mix-up, was called a "smart, self-aware telenovela that know when and how to wink at itself."
Winners will be presented at a New York ceremony hosted by