American Masters Receives 75th Emmy Award Nomination

American Masters Receives 75th Emmy Award Nomination

On July 16, the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences nominated American Masters for an Emmy Award in the category of “Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series.” This is the 75th Emmy nomination for American Masters. The series has won 28 Emmy Awards, including 10 for Outstanding Nonfiction Series and five for Outstanding Nonfiction Special. […]

5 Essential Culture Reads

5 Essential Culture Reads

Judy Garland via Wikimedia Commons Throughout our broadcast season, American Masters tells the stories of cultural giants whose work has had a profound effect on American society. The American Masters team is pleased to share a curated selection of the latest discourse in arts and culture: here are five articles and essays we enjoyed recently. […]

What’s Streaming in July: Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You

What’s Streaming in July: <i>Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You</i>

Happy July, American Masters fans! This month, American Masters is proud to present Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You to mark the legendary producer’s birthday on July 27. Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You Largely responsible for the explosion of bold American television in the 1970s, writer/producer Norman Lear’s name is synonymous with the sitcom. With unprecedented access […]

Screenings and Showings: July 2019

Screenings and Showings: July 2019

Go beyond the broadcast and join the American Masters community in person! Whether it’s a theatrical screening or film festival, your favorite documentaries can come to life right in your neighborhood. From Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am to Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool to N. Scott Momaday: Words from a Bear, here are a few upcoming […]

American Masters Reader: May 2019

<i>American Masters</i> Reader: May 2019

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum via Wikimedia Commons Throughout our broadcast season, American Masters tells the stories of cultural giants whose work has had a profound effect on American society. The American Masters team is pleased to share a curated selection of the latest discourse in arts and culture: here are six articles and essays […]

What’s Streaming in June

What’s Streaming in June

Happy June, American Masters fans!This month, American Masters is proud to present By Sidney Lumet to mark the legendary director’s birthday on June 25. By Sidney Lumet Prolific and versatile filmmaker Sidney Lumet (1924-2011) made 44 films in 50 years, earning the Academy Honorary Award for lifetime achievement after four Oscar nominations. Considered a quintessential New York filmmaker, Lumet frequently […]

For Your Emmy® Consideration: Watch These Inspiring American Masters Documentaries from Season 32-33

For Your Emmy® Consideration: Watch These Inspiring <i>American Masters</i> Documentaries from Season 32-33

American Masters presents these nine documentaries for your Emmy® consideration. The series has earned 74 Emmy® nominations and 28 Emmy Awards, including 10 for Outstanding Non-Fiction Series and five for Outstanding Non-Fiction Special. We celebrate the talented filmmakers, producers, directors and team members who brought us these inspirational documentaries, available to view or preview below. […]

Remembering I.M. Pei

Remembering I.M. Pei

Renowned architect I.M. Pei passed away on May 16, 2019 at age 102. Pei was the subject of an American Masters documentary in 2010, I.M. Pei: Building China Modern, which followed Pei as he returned to his ancestral home of Suzhou, China to work on his most personal project to date. In this clip from […]

Remembering Tim Conway

Remembering Tim Conway

The late actor and comedian Tim Conway remembers an extended riff he had about two twin elephants during a rehearsal for “The Carol Burnett Show.” This exclusive outtake is from American Masters – Carol Burnett: A Woman of Character (2007), directed by Kyra Thompson.

What’s Streaming in May

 What’s Streaming in May

Happy May, American Masters fans! This month, American Masters is proud to present documentaries about American cook, cookbook author, and television personality James Beard to honor his birthday on May 5, American singer-songwriter Carole King in light of the musical about her life on Broadway and Chinese-born American Tyrus Wong in honor of Asian Pacific Islander American Heritage Month. James Beard: […]