And The Nominations Keep Coming

On Tuesday, The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the nominees for the 38th Annual News & Documentary Emmy® Awards. PBS programs received 46 nominations, the most earned by any organization.

Here’s a complete list of PBS nominations.

A YEAR IN SPACE
– Outstanding Science and Technology Documentary

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE “The Mine Wars”
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Just Happy To Be Nominated

Last Thursday, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced nominations for the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy® Awards. And even though Downton Abbey is nought but a memory, PBS programs still received 11 nominations. Masterpiece reaped the lion’s share of those nominations thanks to Victoria and Sherlock but here’s a list of all the PBS nominations…

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE “Oklahoma City”
Exceptional Merit In Documentary Filmmaking

AMERICAN MASTERS
Outstanding Documentary Or Nonfiction Series

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW
Outstanding Structured Reality Program

SHERLOCK ON MASTERPIECE: THE LYING DETECTIVE
Outstanding Television Movie
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie – Benedict Cumberbatch
Outstanding Sound Editing for a Limited Series, Movie or Special
Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Limited Series or Movie Continue reading

Congratulations, PBS!

Finalists for the 76th Annual Peabody Awards were announced last week and PBS programs received 11 nominations.

Here’s a complete list of the PBS finalists…

FRONTLINE “Chasing Heroin”
PBS/WGBH
Documentary Finalist

FRONTLINE “Confronting ISIS”
PBS/WGBH
Documentary Finalist

FRONTLINE “Exodus”
PBS/WGBH
Documentary Finalist

GREAT PERFORMANCES “Hamilton’s America”
A Radical Media Production in association with THIRTEEN PRODUCTIONS LLC for WNET (PBS)
Documentary Finalist Continue reading

Congratulations, PBS!

Last week, the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the nominees for the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy® Entertainment Awards. The good news? PBS and PBS Kids programs received 31 nominations! In addition, APT (American Public Television) received seven nominations and NETA (National Educational Telecommunications Association) earned one, making for a combined total of 39 nominations for public media. The children’s series Odd Squad alone garnered an impressive fifteen nominations!

Here’s a list of all these PBS and public television nominees…

Outstanding Children’s or Family Viewing Series
ODD SQUAD

Outstanding Pre-School Children’s Animated Program
PEG+CAT

Outstanding Culinary Program
AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN – APT
THE MIND OF A CHEF

Outstanding Travel and Adventure Program
JOSEPH ROSENDO’S TRAVELSCOPE – APT

Outstanding Special Class Series
LANDSCAPES THROUGH TIME WITH DAVID DUNLOP – NETA

Outstanding Interactive – Enhancement to a Daytime Program or Series
CYBERCHASE: Save the Park!
ODD SQUAD
PEG+CAT

Outstanding Interactive – Original Daytime Content
DESIGN SQUAD

Outstanding Promotional Announcement – Topical
DAVID BOWIE: FIVE YEARS
BLACK AMERICAN SINCE MLK: AND STILL I RISE

Outstanding Promotional Announcement – Image
VICTORIA on MASTERPIECE Continue reading

PBS Wins Again

The 69th Annual Writers Guild Awards were handed out Sunday night at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills and the Edison Ballroom in New York City. PBS programs were honored with three awards (including one tie between two Frontline programs).

DOCUMENTARY SCREENPLAY
AMERICAN EXPERIENCE “Command and Control”
Telescript by Robert Kenner & Eric Schlosser, Story by Brian Pearle and Kim Roberts; Based on the book Command and Control by Eric Schlosser; American Experience Films

DOCUMENTARY SCRIPT – CURRENT EVENTS (Tie)
FRONTLINE “The Choice 2016”
Written by Michael Kirk & Mike Wiser; PBS

FRONTLINE “Inside Assad’s Syria”
Written by Martin Smith; PBS

DOCUMENTARY SCRIPT – OTHER THAN CURRENT EVENTS
JACKIE ROBINSON “Part One”
Written by David McMahon & Sarah Burns; PBS

Congratulations to these celebrated writers and to all the PBS programs on their wins!

Award Shows

The 31st Annual Midsouth Regional Emmy Awards were announced at a ceremony in Nashville, TN on January 21 and three UNC-TV projects were honored with awards. Here’s a list of the winners…

INFORMATIONAL/INSTRUCTIONAL SERIES

Seasonal Science, UNC-TV, David Huppert, Melissa Salpietra

MAGAZINE PROGRAM

Our State 801, UNC-TV, Morgan Potts, David Hardy, Heather Dollar, Mike Burke, Amy Meiggs, Karen Pearce, Mike Milstead

CHILDREN’S PROGRAM

PBS Kids Writers Winner’s Circle, UNC-TV, Heather Dollar, Len Faulconer, Tisha Howard, Nancy Rich

Congratulations to everyone involved with these projects!

One Last Hurrah!

Nominations for the 23rd Screen Actors Guild Awards were released last week and Downton Abbey received what may be its final nomination.

The entire cast was nominated for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, pitting them against stiff competition from non-PBS series like Westworld, Stranger Things, Game Of Thrones and The Crown. Still, let’s cross our fingers that the Masterpiece series will receive due recognition while it still can.

The SAG Awards will be handed out on January 23, 2017.