Los Angeles, (March 25, 2012) — Rise of the Planet of the Apes triumphed, The Colbert Report’s satire hit the right comedic note, and Ellen DeGeneres outshone her talk show rivals to be among the 22 major wins at The Humane Society of the United States’ 26th Genesis Awards. Honoring the news and entertainment media for raising public awareness of animal issues, this year’s awards were presented at a gala ceremony on Saturday, March 24, at The Beverly Hilton, Beverly Hills, Calif. The event will premiere as a one-hour special on Animal Planet on May 5, with an encore presentation May 6.

THE 26th GENESIS AWARDS WINNERS

FEATURE FILM
RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES
TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX/
CHERNIN ENTERTAINMENT

FEATURE DOCUMENTARY
BORN TO BE WILD 3D
WARNER BROS. PICTURES, IMAX CORPORATION

SID CAESAR COMEDY AWARD
THE COLBERT REPORT – COMEDY CENTRAL

DRAMATIC SERIES
HAWAII FIVE-0 – “Lapa’au” – CBS

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMMING
TEEN
NICK NEWS WITH LINDA ELLERBEE
“Dangerous Crossroads: Human Animal vs. Wild Animal” – NICKELODEON

PRE-SCHOOL
SID THE SCIENCE KID – “Save the Stump!”
PBS KIDS

TV NEWSMAGAZINE – 20/20 – ABC

NATIONAL NEWS
NBC NIGHTLY NEWS

LOCAL NEWS FEATURE
KTLA NEWS AT 10 (Los Angeles)

LOCAL NEWS SERIES
WOIO-TV ACTION NEWS (Cleveland)

MORNING NEWS SHOW
TODAY – NBC

TALK SHOW
THE ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW – SYNDICATED

TV DOCUMENTARY
GORDON RAMSAY: SHARK BAIT – BBC AMERICA

REALITY SERIES
ANIMAL PLANET INVESTIGATES: CAPTIVE HUNTING EXPOSED

BRIGITTE BARDOT INTERNATIONAL
THE MEDAN CONNECTION – CARTE BLANCHE M-NET SOUTH AFRICA

WILLIAM WILBERFORCE AWARD
PRISM – “A Call to Compassion”
Kendra Langdon Juskus

THE WYLER AWARD
IAN SOMERHALDER

INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN AWARD
PRITISH NANDY

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