Dickinson, the coming-of-age Apple TV+ series about poet and queer icon Emily Dickinson, earned a Peabody Award for Entertainment in 2019.
It was one of 10 series, including Watchmen, recognized this year, and star and executive producer Hailee Steinfeld, who stresses the importance of its message about equality in an acceptance speech posted to Twitter, couldnt be prouder of its achievement.
"I am so proud to be part of a show that is about such an important woman in history who was way ahead of her time, she says.
It also didnt shy away from Dickinsons sexuality, letting the aspiring poet explore her complicated and romantic feelings for best friend Sue Gilbert (Ella Hunt).
At the end of the day, were all human no matter what gender we identify as, the color of our skin, who we choose to love, Steinfeld says.