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
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!
Outstanding Interactive – Original Daytime Content
Outstanding Promotional Announcement – Topical
DAVID BOWIE: FIVE YEARS
BLACK AMERICAN SINCE MLK: AND STILL I RISE
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
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 nominations for the 31st Annual MidSouth Regional Emmy Awards were announced last week and, once again, UNC-TV was well represented. UNC-TV Staff, UNC-TV original programming and programs UNC-TV presented from independent producers were all nominated for Emmy Awards. Take look at the nominees below.
LIGHT FEATURE NEWS SERIES
My Home, NC
Childe Hassam and the Isle of Shoals
America’s First Forest: Carl Schenck and The Asheville Experiment
Once again, PBS is the recipient of some prestigious award nominations – this time in an all new event!
On October 10, the Broadcast Television Journalists Association announced nominees in the inaugural Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards. Previously, awards recognizing documentary work were presented at the Critics’ Choice Awards but this new venue was created to enhance the documentary awards with more doc-specific categories.
The 2016 PBS’ Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards nominees are: