Issa Rae just won a Peabody Award for her hit show Insecure
On Thursday, Peabody Awards Board of Jurors awarded Rae, Insecure showrunner Prentice Penny and Yvonne Orji and HBO for the hit HBO show.
“Issa Rae delivers a groundbreaking series that captures the lives of everyday young black people in Los Angeles with a fresh and authentic take. Breaking away from tired and familiar representations of “diversity” on television, this series offers a fun and intimate portrayal of work, relationships, and the ordinary experiences of the two young black women at its center,” the organization on its website.
A #Peabody goes to @IssaRae, @The_A_Prentice, @YvonneOrji and @HBO for @InsecureHBO season two, a groundbreaking series that captures the lives of everyday young black people in Los Angeles with a fresh and authentic take.
— Peabody Awards (@PeabodyAwards) April 19, 2018
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