VOCES Earns Imagen Award Nomination for its Season Featuring Raúl Juliá: The World’s a Stage

VOCES Earns Imagen Award Nomination for its Season Featuring <i>Raúl Juliá: The World’s a Stage</i>

American Masters celebrates Raúl Juliá: The World’s a Stage as part of VOCES’s Imagen Award-nominated season in the category of Best Informational Program. The Imagen Foundation recognizes Latinx talent, celebrating diversity in the entertainment industry. The awards are determined by an independent panel of industry executives and Latino community leaders. Established in 1985, the Imagen […]

American Masters Celebrates Emmy®-Nominated Season

American Masters Celebrates Emmy®-Nominated Season

We are honored to announce our nomination in the category of “Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series” at the 72nd Emmy® Awards. The series has earned 76 Emmy nominations and 28 Emmy Awards, including 10 for Outstanding Non-Fiction Series and five for Outstanding Non-Fiction Special. Congratulations to all of the incredible filmmakers, producers, directors, partners and […]

“Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin” nominated for Hugo Award: “Before we can change the way we organize ourselves, we first have to imagine it.”

“Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin” nominated for Hugo Award: “Before we can change the way we organize ourselves, we first have to imagine it.”

American Masters — Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin is a finalist for the 2020 Hugo Award in the category of “Best Related Work.” Directed by Arwen Curry and produced with Le Guin’s participation over a decade, the film is an intimate journey through the writer’s worlds, both real and fantastic. Likened to the Academy […]

Two Things That Gave Carl Reiner the Most Pleasure in Life

Two Things That Gave Carl Reiner the Most Pleasure in Life

Comic legend Carl Reiner describes the pleasure he’s gotten from hearing from people who were influenced in their lives and careers by his own work on both “The Dick Van Dyke Show” and the famous sketch he created with his best friend Mel Brooks, “The 2000 Year Old Man.”

Even Fame Could Not Protect Miles Davis from Police Violence

Even Fame Could Not Protect Miles Davis from Police Violence

In 1959, on a hot, muggy evening, jazz great Miles Davis was on a break in between sets at the famed Birdland jazz club in New York City. He went outside to smoke a cigarette in front of the club when, as he described it, "this white policeman comes up to me and tells me to move on."