PBS is a consistent leader in television’s most prestigious competitions. Some of the major awards and nominations PBS has received in the 2012-2013 awards year include:
9 Daytime Emmy Awards (40th Annual), including seven for SESAME STREET and one for WORDGIRL.
25 Primetime Emmy Award nominations (65th Annual), including 12 for MASTERPIECE CLASSIC "Downton Abbey," three each for LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER and AMERICAN MASTERS, and two for THE DUST BOWL.
45 News & Documentary Emmy Award nominations (34th Annual), including 18 for FRONTLINE programs, nine for POV, six for NATURE and four each for INDEPENDENT LENS and AMERICAN EXPERIENCE.
2 George Foster Peabody Awards (72nd Annual) for WHY POVERTY?, a series of eight films, as well as INDEPENDENT LENS "Summer Pasture."
1 Golden Globe Award (70th Annual) for MASTERPIECE CLASSIC "Downton Abbey" star Maggie Smith.
2 Academy Award nominations (85th Annual) for INDEPENDENT LENS “The Invisible War” and POV "5 Broken Cameras."
4 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards (2013) for INDEPENDENT LENS "Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry," POV "StoryCorps 9/11," and FRONTLINE's "The Interrupters" and "Opium Brides."
1 Television Critics Association Award (2013) for THE CENTRAL PARK FIVE.
2 IDA Documentary Awards (2012) for AMERICAN MASTERS and INDEPENDENT LENS "The Island President."
3 Writers Guild of America Awards (2013), for FRONTLINE “Money, Power and Wall Street”, SESAME STREET “The Good Sport” and NOVA “The Fabric of the Cosmos: The Illusion of Time."
1 Screen Actors Guild Award (19th Annual) for the cast of MASTERPIECE CLASSIC "Downton Abbey."
2 Arqiva British Academy Television Awards from BAFTA (2013) for GREAT PEFORMANCES "The Hollow Crown" and LAST TANGO IN HALIFAX.
2 Producers Guild Awards (24th Annual) for AMERICAN MASTERS and SESAME STREET.
1 American Society of Cinematographers Award (27th Annual) for MASTERPIECE CLASSIC "Great Expectations."
1 Sundance Film Festival Award (2013) for POV "American Promise."
2 Wildscreen Panda Awards (2012), including the top honor, the WWF Golden Panda Award, for NATURE "My Life as a Turkey."
4 Jackson Hole Science Media Awards (2012), including two for NOVA "The Fabric of the Cosmos," and one each for NOVA "Separating Twins" and BONES OF TURKANA.
2 Film Independent Spirit Awards (2013) for INDEPENDENT LENS films "The Invisible War" and "The Waiting Room."
2 Gracie Awards (2013) for HALF THE SKY: TURNING OPPORESSION INTO OPPORTUNITY FOR WOMEN WORLDWIDE and PBS NEWSHOUR.
6 Imagen Award nominations (28th Annual), including three nominations for Best Documentary/Film or Television: MARIACHI HIGH, POV "Granito: How to Nail a Dictator" and VOCES "Tales of Masked Men."
13 Parents’ Choice Awards (2013): 4 Parents' Choice Awards for Television, including silver awards for DANIEL TIGER'S NEIGHBORHOOD and WILD KRATTS; and 9 Parents' Choice Awards for Mobile App and Small Screen, including gold awards for SUPER WHY ABC Adventures: Alphabet for iPad, as well as the version for iPhone and iPod Touch.
7 Webby Award honors (17th Annual), including four Webby Awards and three People's Voice Awards. Honorees included PBSKIDS.org, Mister Rogers Remixed: Garden of Your Mind, Idea Channel, and Idea Channel host Mike Rugnetta.
6 Kidscreen Awards (2013), including PBS KIDS being named Best Channel Website.