Hasan Minhaj is officially taking over and we are not complaining. The comedian will host this year’s coveted Peabody Awards, which ‘honor the most powerful, enlightening, and invigorating stories in television, radio, and online media.’ The ceremony will take place in New York City in May 2018 but the winners will be announced over the next few weeks.
We’ll keep our eyes peeled for it because not only is Minhaj hosting, but his Netflix comedy special “Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King” has also been nominated in the Entertainment category.
“Homecoming King” was a riveting, hysterical special because in it, Minhaj spoke about his life as an Indian-American. Netflix obviously loved it because the streaming giant has ordered a 32-episode weekly talk show with Minhaj as the host. It will begin airing later this year.
Also nominated in the Entertainment category this year is the flawless NBC comedy “The Good Place,” which stars British actress of South Asian descent Jameela Jamil and also Indian-American actress Tiya Sircar. Issa Rae’s “Insecure,” which also stars Sujata Day, has scored a nomination in the same category. “A Series of Unfortunate Events,” in which actor Aasif Mandvi recurs, has also been honored with a nomination for Children and Youth Programming. ”
Other excellent and diverse nominees in the Entertainment category alongside “Homecoming King,” “Insecure,” and “The Good Place” include shows like “One Day at a Time,” “The Handmaid’s Tale,” “Legion,” “Halt and Catch Fire” to name a few. This reestablished the fact that Peabody Awards never fail to honor deserving talent.