The feature film "Big Miracle," Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report," the canceled NBC series "Harry's Law" and Discovery Channel's "Ivory Wars" were among the winners Saturday of the Humane Society of the United States' Genesis Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
"Big Miracle," a drama about an effort to save a family of trapped whales, won best feature film. Stephen Colbert's "The Colbert Report" earned the Sid Caesar Comedy Award for its satire on a congressman's defense of dog fighting.
"Harry's Law," which ended its run last year, won the television drama honor for an episode exploring the ethics of keeping primates in captivity.
"Ivory Wars" took the television documentary honors, while NBC's "Rock Center With Brian Williams" and ABC's "Nightline" tied for the TV newsmagazine award.
Recording artist Ke$ha received the Wyler Award for her efforts in getting out the word to her fan base about animal protection issues.
Other awards handed out Saturday evening:
Reality series: "Wild Justice" (National Geographic Channel)
National news: "World News With Diane Sawyer" (ABC)
Morning show: "CBS This Morning: Shark Tagging"
Local TV News: "KNBC 4 News: "Bunny Trafficking"
Children's programming: "Nick News With Linda Ellerbee: Animals? Show Me the Money" (Nickelodeon)
Brigitte Bardot International TV: "60 Minutes: Jungle Warfare" (Nine Network Australia)
Print Magazine: National Geographic
Columnist: Roy Exum of the Chattanoogan.com
Newspaper series: Tom Knudsen's three-part series on Wildlife Services in the Sacramento Bee
Brigitte Bardot International Print: South Asia magazine
The Genesis Corporate Award: LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics
"Dancing With the Stars" judge and animal advocate Carrie Ann Inaba hosted the ceremony.