“Beethoven,””Mountain Gorilla” and NBC’s “Sisters” were among the 24 honorees Sunday during the seventh annual Genesis Awards at the Century Plaza Hotel.

The Film Classic Award honored playwright Arthur Miller and producer Frank Taylor for the 1961 Marilyn Monroe starrer “The Misfits.”

Sponsored by the Ark Trust Inc., awards recognize individuals and outstanding work in film, television and print who have increased understanding and awareness of animal issues.

The winners are as follows:

“Beethoven,” family feature film.

“Ferngully … The Last Rainforest,” animated feature film.

“The Misfits,” film classic.

“Mountain Gorilla — IMAX,” film documentary.

“Sisters””Sins of the Mothers,” NBC, television dramatic series.

“Rescue 911,” CBS, television reality program, for ongoing commitment.

“A Current Affair,””America’s Shame,” Fox, television news magazine, evening.

“I Witness Video,””Rodeo & Sea Shepherd,” NBC, television reality program.

“CBS Schoolbreak Special,””50 Simple Things Kids Can Do to Save the Earth,” CBS, television children’s special.

“Home Show,” ABC, television news magazine, daytime.

“Nova,””Saddam’s War on Wildlife,” PBS, television documentary.

“The Nature of Things,””Animal Research: Breaking the Habit,” television documentary, cable, Discovery.

Wyland, The Whaling Walls, Dolly Green Special Achievement.

Megadeth, “Countdown to Extinction,” Doris Day Music Award.

“+11,” television news magazine, Russia, Brigitte Bardot Intl. Award.

Christine Lund, “Saving the Horses,” television news series, KABC Eyewitness News, Los Angeles.

George Michael, television commentator, News 4-WRC, Washington, D.C.

Dennis Farrier, “What on Earth?,” television commentary series, KCAL, Los Angeles.

Garrison Keillor, “American Radio Company,” radio variety show.

Life magazine, “Not Fit for a Dog,” periodical.

Sports Illustrated, “Blood Money,” sport periodical.

Los Angeles Times Magazine, “Fighting Tooth and Claw,” newspaper magazine article.

Houston Chronicle, “Captive Prey,” news article.

Tucson Citizen, “Bred to Run: Born to Die,” series of news articles.

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