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PBS Wins 12 Webby Awards

May 19, 2021

By Madisson Haynes

Twelve PBS programs have won Webby Awards in the 25th annual Webby's! PBS, PBS Digital Studios, PBS KIDS, WNET, KQED, FRONTLINE, AMERICAN MASTERS and PBS NEWSHOUR received a total of 12 wins.

PBS received 13 nominations, including for the PBS Video app and the Kids video app. PBS Digital Studios received two nominations. Participants could cast their votes until May 6. 

See below for a full list of the winners and nominees!


Take on Fake “How to Fact-Check Like a Journalist"

The WNET Group

Video - General Video | How To, Explainer & DIY | Webby Winner and People’s Voice Winner

Sound Field “What Makes Black Gospel Musicians So Skilled?"

PBS Digital Studios

Video- General Video | Music | Webby Winner


In the Making “Anik Khan : Street Level

AMERICAN MASTERS / Firelight Media

Video - General Video | Music | People’s Voice Winner


What Does Health Care Cost Around the World?


Website and Mobile Sites - Features and Designs | Best Individual Editorial Feature - Media Company | People’s Voice Winner


PBS Kids

Websites & Mobile sites - General Websites & Mobile sites | Education| People’s Voice Winner



Websites & Mobile sites - General Websites & Mobile sites | News & Politics | Webby Winner

PBS NewsHour


Websites & Mobile sites - General Websites & Mobile sites | News & Politics | People’s Voice Winner

Crash Course 

PBS / Complexly, LLC

Video - Video Series & Channel| Science & Education | People’s Voice Winner

If Cities Could Dance


Video - Video Series & Channels | Travel & Lifestyle | Webby Winner

Drawn from Memory: The Holocaust


Social - Social Features | Best Use of Stories | People’s Voice Winner


I’m Not a Monster

FRONTLINE, BBC Sounds, Panorama

Podcasts - Individual Episodes | Documentary | Webby Winner


PBS KIDS Games App


General Games - Games | Family and Kids | People’s Voice Winner


Apps & Education

PBS Kids Video App | Family & Kids

PBS KIDS — PBS KIDS | Education

PBS KIDS Games app — PBS KIDS| Family & Kids

PBS Nature TikTok Channel — PBS Nature | Education & Discovery

PBS Video App — PBS | Best Streaming Service


PBS NewsHour — PBS NewsHour | News & Politics

What does health care cost around the world? — PBS NewsHour | Best Individual Editorial Feature - Media Company


I'm Not A Monster — BBC Sounds / Frontline PBS / Panorama | Documentary


PBS American Portrait — PBS | Community

PBS Digital Studios

What Makes Black Gospel Musicians So Skilled? — PBS Digital Studios | Music

Sound Field — PBS Digital Studios | Music

PBS Digital Studios Honorees

PBS Eons — PBS Digital Studios | Honoree | Science & Education

How Well Do Masks Work? — PBS Digital Studios | Honoree |Science & Education


Waiting for Tearah — FRONTLINE | Documentary: Longform

Amazon Empire: The Rise and Reign of Jeff Bezos — FRONTLINE | Trailer


Could PG&E Have Prevented the Deadly California Camp Fire? — FRONTLINE | News & Politics

Drawn from Memory: The Holocaust — FRONTLINE | Best Use of Stories

I'm Not A Monster — BBC Sounds / Frontline PBS / Panorama | Documentary

PBS Member Station Nominations


Front Row Boston — GBH | Music

Election Access: Making Sure Every Voter Counts — GBH | Honoree | Public Service & Activism


If Cities Could Dance — KQED | Travel & Lifestyle

‘A Butterfly With My Wings Cut Off’: A Transgender Asylum Seeker’s Quest to Come to California — Independent in collaboration w/The California Report from KQED | Diversity & Inclusion

Truth Be Told — KQED | Best Host



America's Test Kitchen — America's Test Kitchen | Food & Drink


Unladylike2020 — American Masters / Thirteen / WNET | Honoree | Documentary

America's Test Kitchen Honorees

Proof — America's Test Kitchen | Honoree | Arts & Culture

Perdue Dino Nuggets with Olive for Mystery Recipe — America's Test Kitchen | Honoree | Best Podcast Ad

World Channel also received three Webby Award Nominations and one honoree, and Florentine Films received two honorees. 

The Webbys, established in 1996, is presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. The Webbys honor excellence in major media types: websites, video, advertising, media and PR, social, apps, mobile and voice, games and podcasts.

All nominees are eligible to win a Webby People’s Voice Award, which is voted for online by fans across the globe. Don't forget to cast your votes for your favorite PBS content until May 6.

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