Game of Thrones Wins Peabody Award

HBO’s production of Game of Thrones, based on the novel by George R.R. Martin, has won a Peabody Award.

The thirty-eight winners of the 71st Annual Peabody Awards, announced April 4 by the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication which administers the award, have been acclaimed as the best in electronic media for the year 2011.

The official Peabody announcement gives this description of Game of Thrones:

Adapted from dark-age fantasy books by George R.R. Martin, the series immerses viewers in a multilayered, distinctly imagined world of mysticism and earthiness, fidelity and deceit, wonder and mayhem.

[Thanks to Michael J. Walsh for the story.]