2016 James Beard Award Nominees for PBS

Known as the Oscars of the food world, the nominations for the 2016 James Beard Awards were announced this morning in San Francisco by the James Beard Foundation. PBS is honored to be the most-nominated network again this year with nine nominations in five different categories. No other network received more than two nominations. The winners will be announced Tuesday, April 26th in New York City.

Outstanding Personality/Host

Host: Vivian Howard
A Chef’s Life

Host: Pati Jinich
Pati’s Mexican Table (WETA)


Lidia Celebrates America: Home for the Holidays
Host: Lidia Bastianich
Producers: Laurie Donnelly, Anne Adams, and Shelly Burgess Nicotra

Television Program, in Studio or Fixed Location

Jacques Pépin Heart & Soul
Host: Jacques Pépin
Producer: Tina Salter (KQED)

Pati’s Mexican Table
Host: Pati Jinich
Producer: Gordon Elliott (WETA)

Television Program, on Location

A Chef’s Life
Host: Vivian Howard
Producers: Vivian Howard and Cynthia Hill

I’ll Have What Phil’s Having
Host: Phil Rosenthal
Producers: Laurie Donnelly, Phil Rosenthal, Richard Rosenthal, John Bedolis, Christopher Collins, Lydia Tenaglia, Craig H. Shepherd, and David Beebe

The Mind of a Chef
Hosts: Gabrielle Hamilton and David Kinch
Producers: Anthony Bourdain, Joseph Caterini, Christopher Collins, Lydia Tenaglia, Michael Steed, Jared Andrukanis, Alexandra Chaden, Jonathan Cianfrani, Nari Kye, Anna Chai, and Siobhan Walshe

Television Segment

PBS NewsHour Food Glorious Food

PBS NewsHour’s “Food, Glorious Food”
Host: Allison Aubrey
Producer: Mary Beth Durkin