Kristin Davis was awarded The Wyler Award, one of The Humane Society of the United States' most prestigious honors, at the animal protection organization’s 25th Anniversary Genesis Awards on Saturday night.
Honoring outstanding reporting and creative portrayals of animal protection issues in the news and entertainment media, The 25th Anniversary Genesis Awards nominations spanned an eclectic array of works from film, TV and print.
“The Colbert Report” won the Sid Caesar Comedy Award for satirizing bullfighters. “True Blood” picked up Outstanding Dramatic Series for a unique storyline about a shape-shifter abused through dogfighting. “The Oprah Winfrey Show” took the Outstanding Talk Show award for two animal-themed shows spotlighting Japan’s dolphin slaughter, elephant poaching for ivory, and pet overpopulation. “How To Train Your Dragon” received Outstanding Feature Film for its inspiring message about tolerance and respect for all living creatures. And the honors for Outstanding Feature Documentary went to “The Elephant in the Living Room” for its fascinating and disturbing look at exotic pet ownership.
The Wyler Award, one of the evening’s most prestigious awards, named after late Genesis Awards founder and HSUS vice president Gretchen Wyler, was presented to “Sex and the City” star Kristin Davis in recognition of the media attention she has brought to the plight of orphaned African elephants impacted by the increase in elephant poaching for their ivory tusks.
To see a full list of winners, click here.