Beyonce's win for Lemonade, which first aired on HBO, is one of seven awards in the Entertainment category for the Peabody Awards, which recognize excellence in television, radio and digital broadcasting. Atlanta, Better Things, Happy Valley, Horace and Pete, National Treasure and VEEP also won Peabody Awards this year.
"Lemonade draws from the prolific literary, musical, cinematic, and aesthetic sensibilities of black cultural producers to create a rich tapestry of poetic innovation," Peabody organizers said in a statement. "The audacity of its reach and fierceness of its vision challenges our cultural imagination, while crafting a stunning and sublime masterpiece about the lives of women of color and the bonds of friendship seldom seen or heard in American popular culture."
Rashida Jones will host the 76th annual Peabody Awards at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City on May 20. The ceremony will air on June 2 on PBS and Fusion.
Beyonce, who gave a stunning performance at this year's GRAMMYs, was snubbed for Album of the Year at the awards show in February, with Adele even breaking her GRAMMY to share with the pop star.
"My view is, like, 'What the f**k does she have to do to win Album of the Year?'" Adele told reporters backstage. "The GRAMMYs are very traditional, but I just thought this year would be the year that they would kind of go with the tide."