Game of Thrones and Homeland among Peabody Award winners

Comedy series Parks and Recreation, starring Amy Poehler and Aziz Ansari, and Fred Armisen’s offbeat Portlandia have also been selected to receive recognition at the annual prizegiving, as has funnyman Stephen Colbert, the host of satirical political talk show The Colbert Report.

The winners of the Peabody Awards were announced on Wednesday (04Apr12), but a formal presentation of the accolades will take place in New York on 21 May (12). Star Trek icon Patrick Stewart will host the event.