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February 7th, 2012 3:36pm EST

War HorseSteven Spielberg has won praise from officials at the Humane Society of the United States - his movie War Horse has landed a top nomination at the group's annual Genesis Awards.
 
The film, set during World War One, has been recognized in the Feature Film category alongside Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Dolphin Tale and animated family movie Rio.

TV series Hawaii Five-O and The Glades have received nods for Dramatic Series, while the Sid Caesar Comedy Award nominees include news show The Colbert Report, cartoon The Cleveland Show and Melissa Joan Hart's family sitcom Melissa & Joey.

The Genesis Awards, which celebrate movies with animal-friendly themes and creative portrayals of animal protection, will take place in Hollywood on March 24th.

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