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: 

1 Academy Award®​ Nomination (2020) for FRONTLINE "For Sama"

47 News and Documentary Emmy Award Nominations and 9 Wins (2019) including INDEPENDENT LENS and FRONTLINE

5 Primetime Emmy Award Nominations (2019) including AMERICAN MASTERS

7 Imagen Award Nominations and 2 Wins (2019) including BREAKING BIG and GREAT PERFORMANCES

4 TCA Award Nominations and 1 Win (2019) including ARTHUR

2 Critics Choice Real TV Awards (2019) for POV and GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW

1 MTV Movie & TV Nomination (2019) for POV "Minding the Gap"

7 Daytime Emmy Awards and 21 Nominations (2019) including ODD SQUAD

2 James Beard Foundation Awards (2019) including PATI'S MEXICAN TABLE and Marcus Samuelsson for NO PASSPORT REQUIRED

16 Peabody Award Nominations and 10 Wins  (2019)  including FRONTLINE "The Facebook Dilemma" and POV "Minding The Gap"

9 Webby Nominations and 1 Award (2019) for FRONTLINE "The Last Generation"

2 James Beard Nominations (2019) including PATI'S MEXICAN TABLE

6 Kidscreen Awards (2019) including ODD SQUAD

2 Film IndependentSpirit Awards (2019) for INDEPENDENT LENS "Won't You Be My Neighbor?" and "Minding the Gap"

2 Writer's Guild Awards (2019) including FRONTLINE "Trump's Takeover" and AMERICAN EXPERIENCE "The Eugenics Crusade"

1 NAACP Award (2019) for AMERICAN MASTERS "Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart"

3 Academy Award Nominations (2019) for INDEPENDENT LENS "Hale County This Morning, This Evening" and POV "Minding the Gap"

1 CAS Award Nomination  (2019)

1 Director's Guild Award Nomination (2019)

1 American Cinema Editors Eddie Award Nomination  (2019)

1 Producer's Guild Award Nomination (2019)

4 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards  (2019) including FRONTLINE and THE VIETNAM WAR

1 LA Film Critics Association Awards and 1 Runner-Up  (2018) for POV "Minding the Gap"

1 Grammy Award Nomination (2018) for AMERICAN MASTERS "Itzhak"

2 Gotham Independent Film Awards  (2018) including INDEPENDENT LENS "Hale County This Morning, This Evening"

1 AAAS Kavli Award (Gold Award) (2018) for THE FARTHEST - VOYAGER IN SPACE

1 International Emmy (2018) for MASTERPIECE "Man In An Orange Shirt"

2 Film IndependentSpirit Awards (2018)

2 ReFrame Stamp for Television  (2018) including MASTERPIECE "Little Women" and CALL THE MIDWIFE, Season 7

2 Critics' Choice Documentary Awards (2018)

9 IDA Award Nominations and 5 wins (2018) including POV and POV"Minding the Gap"

4 Jackson Hole Awards (2018) including POV "The Islands and the Whales" and THE FARTHEST - VOYAGER IN SPACE.


44 News & Documentary Emmy Nominations and 7 Wins (2018) including for FRONTLINE "Abacus: Small Enough to Jail" and THE VIETNAM WAR

January 2020