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Humane Society Announces Nominees For 26th Annual Genesis Awards

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Every year, the Humane Society of the United States presents Genesis Awards to different media that have animal friendly themes.

In late May, the whole event will be shown on Animal Planet.

The HSUS senior director and event EP said:

"It was an outstanding year for major feature films with strong animal protection content and, most significantly, a combined domestic box office gross of $468 million — $1.17 billion worldwide.

Animal welfare concerns, such as chimpanzees being used in research which is addressed in Rise of the Planet of the Apes, are reaching huge audiences, thanks to the quality and engaging storylines of these films."

The nominees in some of the categories are:

Feature Film
Dolphin Tale, Alcon Entertainment
Rio, Twentieth Century Fox/Blue Sky Studios
Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Twentieth Century Fox/Chernin Entertainment
War Horse, DreamWorks SKG

Feature Documentary
Born to be Wild 3D, Warner Bros. Pictures, IMAX Corporation
Buck, Sundance Selects, Cedar Creek Productions
One Lucky Elephant, Crossover Productions, Sandbar Pictures

Sid Caesar Comedy Award
The Cleveland Show, Ain’t Nothin’ But Mutton Bustin’, FOX
The Colbert Report, multiple issues, Comedy Central
Melissa & Joey, Toledo’s Next Top Model, ABC Family

Dramatic Series
The Glades, Swamp Thing, A&E
Hawaii Five-0, Lapa’au, CBS

There are many other categories.

Click HERE to check out the whole list.

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