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

8 Primetime Emmy Awards (68th Annual), including Downton Abbey, The Final Season on MASTERPIECE, Sherlock: The Abominable Bride on MASTERPIECE, JACKIE ROBINSON, LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER "Danny Elfman's Music from the Films of Tim Burton"

14 News & Documentary Emmy Awards (37th Annual), more than any other organization, including seven for FRONTLINE, two for POV, and one each for INDEPENDENT LENS, PBS NEWSHOUR, THE MYSTERY OF MATTER: SEARCH FOR THE ELEMENTS, TWICE BORN - STORIES FROM THE SPECIAL DELIVERY UNIT and NATURE

5 George Foster Peabody Awards (75th Annual), including recognition for FRONTLINE "ISIS in Afghanistan," MASTERPIECE "Wolf Hall," INDEPENDENT LENS "India's Daughter," PBS NEWSHOUR "Desperate Journey" and POV "Don't Tell Anyone (No Le Digas a Nadie)"

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 and one for POV

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 

September 2016