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PBS and Producers Receive Nine Webby Award Nominations

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Additional 10 Honorees from PBS and PBS Producers Selected

On April 10, nominees and honorees for the 16th Annual Webby Awards were announced. In total, PBS and PBS producers received nine nominations, and an additional 10 were selected as honorees. The Webby Awards honor excellence on the Internet and are presented by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences.


Winners of this year’s Webby Awards will be announced on May 1, 2012, and the ceremony will take place on May 21, and will also be streamed live on www.webbyawards.com. Voting for the Webby People’s Voice Awards will be open through April 26.


PBS congratulates our producers as well as staff who have been named nominees and honorees. Following is the full list.


PBS Nominees
Websites - TELEVISIONpbs.tv
Websites - YOUTHpbskids.org & Sesame Street Muppets
Websites - RELIGION AND SPIRITUALITYReligion & Ethics NewsWeekly
Websites - BEST HOME/WELCOME PAGESesame Street Muppets
Websites - CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS/NON-PROFITSesame Workshop
Websites - FAMILY/PARENTINGSesame Street for Parents
Online Film & Video - DOCUMENTARY: SERIESWomen, War and Peace Documentary Shorts
Mobile & Apps - ENTERTAINMENT (TABLETS & ALL OTHER DEVICES)PBS for iPad


PBS Honorees
Websites - MOVIE & FILMIndependent Lens
Websites - YOUTHCat in the Hat Knows Alot About That!
Online Film & Video - DOCUMENTARY: SERIESStoryCorps Shorts: September 11 Stories
Online Film & Video - EVENTS & LIVE WEBCASTSYou Talk to Endeavour: Shuttle Crew on Giffords, Tile Damage, Trips to Mars (PBS NewsHour)
Online Film & Video - NEWS & POLITICS: INDIVIDUAL EPISODELeather Muppet to Stephen Colbert: You Are What You Eat (PBS NewsHour) & Why the Sioux Are Refusing $1.3 Billion (PBS NewsHour)
Online Film & Video - NEWS & POLITICS: SERIESPresidentiality (Need to Know)
Online Film & Video - VARIETYPBS Arts: Off Book
Mobile & Apps - ENTERTAINMENT (HANDHELD DEVICES)PBS KIDS Video
Mobile & Apps - GAMES (TABLETS & ALL OTHER DEVICES)Elmo Loves ABCs


In addition, PBS congratulates our colleagues in public media who were named nominees and honorees. NPR received nine nominations and was selected as an honoree in one additional category. American Public Media’s Marketplace, Public Radio Exchange and KCRW’s Music Mine iPad App were also named Webby honorees.