Sir Patrick Stewart, Spike Lee and Ray Romano were among the stars honoured at America's annual Peabody Awards in New York on Monday (23May11).
The prize-giving, which celebrates the best in broadcasting, honoured Stewart for his performance in a TV production of Shakespeare's MACbeth, while Lee was feted for his Hurricane Katrina documentary If God Is Willing and Da Creek Don't Rise.
Romano won for his show Men of a Certain Age and used his acceptance speech to joke about his lack of knowledge of the awards, telling the crowd, "The first thing I did when I found out we won a Peabody Award was Google Peabody Award... (I am impressed the Peabody board has) the guts to destroy the reputation of this award by giving one to me."
Other TV series to land mentions included The Good Wife and Claire Danes' Temple Grandin.
Larry King hosted the ceremony, which marked the awards' 70th anniversary.