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The Humane Society of the U.S. announces Genesis Awards nominees

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"How to Train Your Dreagon," "True Blood" and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" are among the nominees for the Humane Society's 25th anniversary Genesis Awards, which honor "outstanding reporting and creative portrayals of animal protection issues" in the news and entertainment media. The Los Angeles Times also received two nominations.

Nominees announced Tuesday  morning are:

Feature Film

"How to Train Your Dragon"

"The Switch"

Feature Documentary

"The Elephant in the Living Room"

"Oceans"

Sid Caesar Comedy Award

"The Colbert Report" -- zoos, bullfighting

"The Daily Show" -- "Big Red Dogs"

"The Simpsons" --"The Squirt and the Whale"

Dramatic Series

"Law & Order: Criminal Intent" -- "Inhumane Society"

"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" -- "Beef"

"True Blood" -- "Hitting the Ground"

TV Newsmagazine

"Anderson Cooper 360" -- '"How Safe Is Your Food"

"Inside Edition" -- "Horse Slaughter"

"Issues with Jane Velez-Mitchel" -- multiple issues

"Nightline" -- "Got Milk"

TV Documentary

"Fatal Attractions" -- "Big Cats"

"My Child Is a Monkey"

Reality Series

"Blood Dolphins"

"It's Me or the Dog" -- "Bully Breeds"

"Last Chance Highway" -- "The Great Escape"

Series of Newspaper Articles

Isthmus (Wisconsin) -- animal research by Bill Lueders

Los Angeles Times -- rhino poaching by Robyn Dixon

Columnist

The Atlantic -- "Consider the Turkey" by James McWilliams

Los Angeles Times -- "Where Captives Put on a Show" by Steve Lopez

The Wyler Award Recipient -- Kristin Davis

The awards will be handed out at a ceremony March 19 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza.

For more information, go to http://humanesociety.org

--Susan King

Photo: "How to Train Your Dragon" is nominated for a Genesis Award. Credit: DreamWorks Animation

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