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: 

15 Daytime Emmy Awards (43nd Annual), including 9 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 (88th Annual) for POV "The Look of Silence"

1 Golden Globe Award (73rd Annual) for MASTERPIECE "Wolf Hall"

3 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards (2016) for CANCER: THE EMPEROR OF ALL MALADIES, FRONTLINE "Growing Up Trans," and a shared honor for FRONTLINE's "Ebola Outbreak" and "Outbreak"

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 (22nd Annual), for the cast of MASTERPIECE "Downton Abbey"

1 NAACP Image Awards (47th Annual) for INDEPENDENT LENS "The Black Panthers - Vanguard of the Revolution"

3 Imagen Awards (30th Annual) for 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 and NOVA

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

6 James Beard Foundation Award nominations (2016), including two for A CHEF'S LIFE

6 Parents' Choice Awards, Television (2016), including gold awards for ODD SQUAD, PEG + CAT, DANIEL TIGER'S NEIGHBORHOOD and SCIGIRLS

5 Parents' Choice Awards, Mobile Apps (2016), including a gold award for Explore Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood

2 Parents' Choice Awards, Website (2016), including a Gold Award for SCIGIRLS

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

15 Kidscreen Awards (2016), including three for PBS KIDS

1 GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) Media Award (2016) for INDEPENDENT LENS 

July 2016