February 25, 2009 09:02:31 GMT
Several TV shows like 'Bones' and 'The Simpsons' as well as feature movies like 'Bolt' are included in the 23rd annual Genesis Awards.
Genesis Awards continue to hand out honors for entertainment media that put animal protection issues on the spotlight. This includes TV series, feature movie, local news and printed publications that make up 19 categories. In the TV and movie nominees, spotted are "Bones", "Grey's Anatomy", "Marley & Me" and "Bolt".
The 23rd year is dedicated to support the end of Canadian seal hunt, and the Wyler Award is given to Ellen DeGeneres and her wife Portia de Rossi. "Ellen and Portia stand up for their beliefs, and they have had a major impact in spreading the message about animal protection," said Wayne Pacelle, CEO of the Humane Society of the U.S.
"They had a particularly significant role in helping to pass Proposition 2, and they helped make the case to the people of California and to the rest of the nation that all animals deserve humane treatment, including animals raised for food."
Winners from each category will be revealed at the Beverly Hilton on March 28. Other nominees can be found on the official site.
Partial Nominees in TV and Movie Categories:
Sid Caeser Comedy Award