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: 

9 Daytime Emmy Awards (40th Annual), including seven for SESAME STREET and one for WORDGIRL.

3 Primetime Emmy Awards (65th Annual), including two for AMERICAN MASTERS and one for MASTERPIECE CLASSIC “Downton Abbey.”

9 News & Documentary Emmy Awards (34th Annual), including 7 for FRONTLINE programs, and one each for NATURE and AMERICAN EXPERIENCE. In addition, FRONTLINE executive producer and founder David Fanning was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

2 George Foster Peabody Awards (72nd Annual) for WHY POVERTY?, a series of eight films, as well as INDEPENDENT LENS "Summer Pasture."

1 Academy Award nomination
(86th Annual) for POV "The Act of Killing."

3 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards (2014) for POV "The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement," INDEPENDENT LENS "The Revisionaries" and FRONTLINE "Rape in the Fields."

1 Television Critics Association Award (2013) for THE CENTRAL PARK FIVE.

1 Screen Actors Guild Award (20th Annual) for Dame Maggie Smith, star of MASTERPIECE CLASSIC "Downton Abbey."

3 IDA Documentary Awards (29th Annual) for INDEPENDENT LENS, and the series' programs "Blood Brother" and "Let the Fire Burn."

7 Writers Guild of America Award nominations (2014), including three for FRONTLINE, two for AMERICAN EXPERIENCE and one each for THE DUST BOWL and SESAME STREET.

2 Arqiva British Academy Television Awards from BAFTA (2013) for GREAT PEFORMANCES "The Hollow Crown" and LAST TANGO IN HALIFAX.

2 Producers Guild Award nominations (25th Annual) for MASTERPIECE CLASSIC "Downton Abbey" and SESAME STREET.

1 Sundance Film Festival Award (2013) for POV "American Promise."

1 Banff Mountain Film Competition Award (2013) for NATURE "Cold Warriors: Wolves and Buffalo."

3 Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival Awards (2013), including recognition for BATTLE FOR THE ELEPHANTS, NATURE “Attenborough’s Life Stories: Our Fragile Planet” and NATURE "Earthflight: North America."

2 Film Independent Spirit Award nominations (29th Annual) for POV "The Act of Killing" and INDEPENDENT LENS "Let the Fire Burn."


2 Imagen Awards (28th Annual) for OH NOAH! and POV “Sin Pais.”

9 Parents’ Choice Awards (2013): 4 Parents' Choice Awards for Television, including silver awards for DANIEL TIGER'S NEIGHBORHOOD and WILD KRATTS; and 5 Parents' Choice Awards for Mobile Apps including a silver award for the WILD KRATTS Creature Math app.

7 Webby Award honors (17th Annual), including four Webby Awards and three People's Voice Awards. Honorees included, 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.

January 2014

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