Humanitas Prize Recognizes Netflix, ABC with Multiple Bids

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Black-ish, and The Middle were among the nominees of the 41st Annual Humanitas Prize, which recognizes both film and television. Humanitas Prize nominees are recognized for work that “explores the human experience in a way that both entertains and enlightens.”

Showtime’s The Affair was also among the nominees, and series co-creator Sarah Treem took to Twitter today to say, “Thank you (Humanitas Prize). Of all of prizes in Hollywood, this one means the most to us.”

The winners will be announced on February 11. Nominees in television categories are as follows:

60 Minute Category
Madam Secretary “Face the Nation” Written by: Matt Ward (CBS)
Orange is the New Black “Trust No Bitch” Written by: Jim Danger & Jenji Kohan (Netflix)
The Affair “Pilot” Written by: Sarah Treem & Hagai Levi (Showtime)

30 Minute Category
Black-ish “Please Don’t Ask, Please Don’t Tell” Written by: Peter Saji (ABC)
The Middle “The Graduate” Written by: DeAnn Heline & Eileen Heisler (ABC)
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt “Kimmy Goes Outside!” Written by: Tina Fey & Robert Carlock (Netflix)

Children’s Animation Category
Arthur “The Tardy Tumbler” Writter: Matt Hoverman

Children’s Live Action Category
Gortimer Gibbon’s Life On Normal Street “Gortimer and the Surprise Signature” Written by: Garrett Frawley & Brian Turner
Gortimer Gibbon’s Life On Normal Street “Ranger and the Legend of Pendragon’s Gavel” Written by: Gretchen Enders
Liv and Maddie “Rate-A-Rooney” Written by: Jennifer Keene, John D. Beck & Ron Hart

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