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: 

2 Academy Award nominations (90th Annual) for FRONTLINE "Abacus: Small Enough to Jail" and POV "Last Men in Aleppo"

1 American Film Institute Award (2018) for THE VIETNAM WAR

1 Critics Choice Award nomination (2018) for Sherlock "The Lying Detective" on MASTERPIECE: Best Movie Made for TV

2 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards (2018) for FRONTLINE "Exodus" and World Channel's AMERICA REFRAMED "Class of '27"

1 NAACP Image Award nomination (49th Annual, 2018) for INDEPENDENT LENS "Birth of a Movement"

7 Writers Guild Award nominations (2018), including two for AMERICAN EXPERIENCE "The Great War" and THE VIETNAM WAR "Episode Six: Things Fall Apart"

3 Director's Guild Award nominations (70th Annual, 2018), including THE VIETNAM WAR and FRONTLINE "Abacus:Small Enough to Jail"

7 Daytime Emmy Awards (44th Annual), including five for ODD SQUAD and two for THE MIND OF A CHEF

11 Primetime Emmy Award nominations (69th Annual), including four for SHERLOCK ON MASTERPIECE: THE LYING DETECTIVE and two for VICTORIA ON MASTERPIECE

12 News & Documentary Emmy Awards (38th Annual), more than any other organization, including 5 for FRONTLINE, 4 for INDEPENDENT LENS, and one each for NATURE, PBS NEWSHOUR and POV

4 George Foster Peabody Awards (2017), including recognition for FRONTLINE "Confronting Isis" and "Exodus," INDEPENDENT LENS "Trapped," and POV "Hooligan Sparrow"

2 Academy Award nominations (89th Annual) for INDEPENDENT LENS "I Am Not Your Negro" and "Watani: My Homeland"

1 Television Critics Association Award (2017) - a Lifetime Achievement Award for Ken Burns

2 Gracie Awards (2017) for CALL THE MIDWIFE and MERCY STREET

4 Writers Guild of America Awards (2017) for AMERICAN EXPERIENCE "Command & Control," FRONTLINE "The Choice 2016" and "Inside Assad's Syria," and JACKIE ROBINSON

1 CINE Golden Eagle Award (2017) for 2016 NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT

2 James Beard Foundation Awards (2017) for POV "The Birth of Sake" and LIDIA CELEBRATES AMERICA: HOLIDAY FOR HEROES

7 Parents' Choice Awards, Television (2017), including gold awards for DANIEL TIGER'S NEIGHBORHOOD, ODD SQUAD, PEG + CAT and SPLASH AND BUBBLES

2 Parents' Choice Awards, Mobile Apps (2017), including a gold award for Outdoor Family Fun with Plum

3 Parents' Choice Award, Website (2017) including gold awards for PBS LearningMedia Electoral Decoder and Design Squad Global

7 Webby Awards (2017), including People's Voice awards for and

6 Kidscreen Awards (2017), including Best Channel Website for

January 2018