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PBS and Local Stations Receive Nine Webby Award Nominations

People's Choice Award Voting Runs Through April 18

Masterpiece Studio - Webby Award
April 2, 2019
PBS Staff Writers
Once again, PBS and our member stations have received a slew of Webby Award nominations and honorees across multiple shows and categories. We couldn't be prouder of the work we've compiled in the last year and it's humbling to see these great programs receive recognition.

Each year, the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences reveals their list of the best of the internet -- the Webby Awards. Award winners will be announced on April 23. But wait! Each category also awards a "People's Voice" award -- which is determined by audience voting. You can help support PBS (or your other favorites) by voting on the Webby Awards site through April 18.

One of our favorite (and most-deserving!) nominees this year is Deep Look, which is a co-production of KQED and PBS Digital Studios. A previous Webby Award winner, this year the show is nominated for its work in educational science video. To get a taste of Deep Look, here's an incredibly cool (or gross) video of hairworms eating a cricket alive and controlling its mind. Don't forget to vote below!

Deep Look

KQED/PBS Digital Studios
Video | Video Series & Channels: Science & Education

Veering as far away as possible from that last video, PBS Digital Studio's Two Cents is a newer addition to the channel's lineup and a first-time Webby Award nominee. Coming from the producers of It’s Okay to Be Smart, this series covers the challenges of personal finance through a lens geared towards millennials and Gen Z. Take a look at this episode though, and you'll see the show is full of great advice for anyone.

Two Cents

PBS Digital Studios
Social | Social Content Series & Campaigns: How-To & DIY

The other nominees feature a couple of FRONTLINE initiatives -- the FRONTLINE Dispatch podcast and an interactive video from "The Last Generation, the Ken Burns UNUM project, a couple PBS KIDS games, a southern cooking show from Louisiana Public Broadcasting and PBS Digital Studios and a beautiful video from KQED. Check out each of the nominees below and be sure to cast a vote for your favorites.

PBS KIDS Kart Kingdom

Games | General Games: Family & Kids

The Last Generation

Video | Performance & Craft: Best Use of Interactive Video

The FRONTLINE Dispatch

Podcasts | General Podcasts: Documentary

If Cities Could Dance

Social | Social Video: Arts & Entertainment


Louisiana Public Broadcasting
Social | Social Video: Food & Drink

Cat in the Hat Builds That

Random House Children’s Books
Apps, Mobile, and Voice | Apps & Mobile Sites General: Family & Kids

Ken Burns UNUM

Big Spaceship
Websites | General Websites: Movie & Film

PBS, along with our member stations and our producing partners, also received an impressive number of Webby Award Honoree designations, presented to other projects deemed outstanding by the IADAS. Check out the 2019 Honorees below:
Great American Read (PBS) Multiplatform Campaign
Advertising, Media & PR | Branded Content: Media & Entertainment

PBS KIDS Video App
Apps, Mobile, and Voice | Apps & Mobile Sites General: Family & Kids

Podcasts | General Podcasts: Television & Film

Great American Read (PBS) Integrated Campaign
Social | General Social: Education & Discovery

AI Helps Young Man with Cerebral Palsy Find Independence
Social | Social Video: Education & Discovery

A Gravity-Defying Dance for Girls Everywhere
Video | General Video: Art & Experimental

Look Out! Chris Eckert’s Machines Are Watching You
Video | General Video: Documentary: Shortform

Joe Hanson
PBS Digital Studios
Video | Performance & Craft: Best Web Personality/Host

PBS Eons
PBS Digital Studios
Video | Performance & Craft: Best Writing

If Cities Could Dance
Video | Video Series & Channels: Travel & Lifestyle

Indie Lens Storycast: The F Word
Independent Television Service (ITVS)
Video | Video Series & Channels: Documentary

They reported sexual harassment. Then the retaliation began
PBS Newshour
Websites | Features & Design: Best Individual Editorial Feature - Media Company

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