'Dickinson' picks up Peabody award in Entertainment for Apple TV+

Dickinson Apple TV+
Dickinson Apple TV+ (Image credit: Apple TV+)

What you need to know

  • 'Dickinson' has won a Peabody award.
  • The Apple TV+ series picked up the award in the Entertainment category.
  • This marks Apple's first such award for its streaming service.

Apple has just picked up another award for its Apple TV+ streaming service. Reported by 9to5Mac, 'Dickinson' has picked up a Peabody award in the Entertainment category.

The press release from The Peabody Awards praises the performance of Hailee Steinfeld, who portrays Emily Dickinson in the series.

"Creator Alena Smith lovingly and playfully embraces anachronism, bringing a contemporary sense, sensibility, and soundtrack to 19th-century New England and the world of poet Emily Dickinson. Hailee Steinfeld offers a standout performance in a show that excels at being fun while crackling with energy and wild originality."

'Dickinson' joined twenty-nine other programs in beating out almost 13,000 entries from television, radio, podcasts, and other forms of digital media.

"The Peabody Awards has named 30 programs as the most compelling and empowering stories released in broadcasting and digital media during 2019 ... The Peabody 30 are the best of nearly 1,300 entries submitted from television, radio/podcasts, and the web across the genres of entertainment, news, documentary, children's and public service programming."

Jeffrey P. Jones, executive director of Peabody, says that this year's winners embody the spirit of Peabody in their commitment to telling powerful stories from diverse voices.

"This year's winners are a vibrant collective of inspiring, innovative, and powerful stories. True to the spirit and legacy of Peabody, our winners are also distinguished by the presence and resilience of many emerging and diverse voices."

Apple continues to receive critical acclaim for its original series in its first year of streaming. 'The Morning Show', for example, was the first streaming service to ever be nominated for a Golden Glode award.

Joe Wituschek

Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.