April 2, 2014 11:04 am
Updated: April 2, 2014 11:14 am

‘Orphan Black,’ NFB win Peabody Awards

Tatiana Maslany of 'Orphan Black,' pictured in January 2014.

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TORONTO — The made-in-Toronto series Orphan Black and a project involving the National Film Board of Canada have each won a prestigious Peabody Award.

The honourees for the 73rd annual Peabody Awards — which honour the best storytelling in all forms of media — were announced Wednesday morning in New York City.

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Orphan Black, starring Regina’s Tatiana Maslany, was recognized for pondering “identity, humanity, bioethics and genetic research when it occasionally stops for breath.”

The board of the George Foster Peabody Awards at the University of Georgia called Maslany “a marvel.”

The National Film Board of Canada shares an award with The New York Times for the interactive website A Short History of the Highrise.

Other winners include the drama series Breaking Bad, The Bridge and House of Cards.

Click here for a complete list of winners.

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