Awards Recognition


PBS is a consistent leader in television’s most prestigious competitions. Some of the major awards and nominations PBS has received in the last year include: 

17 Daytime Emmy Awards (42nd Annual), including 10 for PBS KIDS programming

4 Primetime Emmy Awards (67th Annual), including HOW WE GOT TO NOW WITH STEVEN JOHNSON, LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street," MASTERPIECE "Downton Abbey" and THE ROOSEVELTS: AN INTIMATE HISTORY

17 News & Documentary Emmy Awards (36th Annual), more than any other organization, including four for FRONTLINE, three for NATURE, and two each for INDEPENDENT LENS, PBS NEWSHOUR and POV

4 George Foster Peabody Awards (74th Annual), including recognition for FRONTLINE "United States of Secrets," AMERICAN EXPERIENCE "Freedom Summer," INDEPENDENT LENS "Brakeless" and POV "American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs"

1 Academy Award nomination (87th Annual) for AMERICAN EXPERIENCE "Last Days in Vietnam"

1 Golden Globe Award (72nd Annual) for Joanne Froggatt in MASTERPIECE "Downton Abbey"

3 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards (2015) for FRONTLINE "United States of Secrets" and "Syria's Second Front," as well as THE AFRICAN AMERICANS: MANY RIVERS TO CROSS

1 George Polk Award for Documentary Film (2015) for POV "Return to Homs"

4 Television Critics Association Award nominations (2015) for FRONTLINE, MASTERPIECE "Wolf Hall" and two for PBS KIDS series

1 Screen Actors Guild Award (21st Annual), for the cast of MASTERPIECE "Downton Abbey"

2 NAACP Image Awards (46th Annual) for INDEPENDENT LENS and POV

3 Imagen Awards (30th Annual), including AMERICA BY THE NUMBERS WITH MARIA HINOJOSA, OH NOAH! and VOCES "Children of Giant"

5 IDA Documentary Awards (31st Annual), including four for INDEPENDENT LENS

2 Writers Guild of America Awards (2015) for FRONTLINE

1 Banff World Media Festival Rockie Award (2015) for ODD SQUAD

2 James Beard Foundation Awards (2015) for MARTHA STEWART'S COOKING SCHOOL and THE MIND OF A CHEF

7 Jackson Hole Science Media Awards (2014), including three for YOUR INNER FISH

5 Parents' Choice Awards, Television (2015), including gold awards for DANIEL TIGER'S NEIGHBORHOOD, ODD SQUAD, PEG + CAT and RUFF RUFFMAN: HUMBLE MEDIA GENIUS

3 Parents' Choice Awards, Websites (2015), including silver awards for Design Squad and PEEP and the Big Wide World

1 Webby Awards (2015) for PBS Digital Studios series "Shanks FX"

6 Kidscreen Awards (2015), including two for PBS KIDS and four for PEG + CAT

1 iKids Award (2015) for Plum's Photo Hunt

December 2015