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Unladylike2020 – Jovita Idar nominated for an Imagen Award

American Masters celebrates an Imagen Award nomination for Unladylike 2020 – Jovita Idar  in the category of Best Short Film. 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 ...


American Masters celebrates Emmy®-nominated season

American Masters celebrates 10 documentaries as part of our Emmy®-nominated season in the category of “Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series” at the 73rd Emmy Awards. We congratulate Kathryn Bostic for her nomination as composer of Amy Tan: Unintended Memoir in the category of “Outstanding Music ...


#PBSForTheArts Artist Spotlight: Tory Dobrin

By Elisa Lichtenbaum As part of #PBSForTheArts, a multiplatform campaign from PBS and The WNET Group celebrating the resiliency of the arts in America during the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown and reopening, we’re pleased to present a series of artist interviews spotlighting the inspiring pandemic survival stories ...


Vote for American Masters at the 25th Annual Webby Awards

The nominees and honorees for the 25th Annual Webby Awards were announced this week, and American Masters earned one nomination and three honors. Fans can vote now for our “People’s Voice” short film nominee, Anik Khan: Street Level, through Thursday, May 6. The winners will ...


American Masters earns 2 NAACP Image Award nominations

Two American Masters initiatives have been nominated for an NAACP Image Award in the category of Outstanding Short-Form Series – Reality/Nonfiction: Unladylike2020 and In the Making. Both series are streaming now on the American Masters website. Illuminating the stories of extraordinary American heroines from the ...


5 interesting facts about Judy Garland

“Toto, I’ve got a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore,” Dorothy Gale once famously said in “The Wizard of Oz.” The actress Judy Garland was just 16 when she starred as the sparkly shoe-wearing Dorothy in the award-winning film, and she crash-landed into a new ...

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