PBS Programs Receive 12 Peabody Award Nominations
On April 12, 2016, finalists for the 75th Annual Peabody Awards, honoring the best in electronic media for 2015, were announced. Out of the sixty total finalists selected by the awards’ board of jurors, PBS programs account for twelve nominations. Additionally, filmmaker Stanley Nelson will be honored with an individual Peabody Award. Nelson is the filmmaker behind the Peabody-winning documentaries “The Murder of Emmet Till,” “Freedom Summer” and “Freedom Riders.” Nelson is also the filmmaker behind the highly acclaimed “The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution,” which aired on PBS in February 2016.
Winners will be announced on Facebook Live on April 19 and April 26. Additional winners will be announced on NBC’s “Today” on April 21.
The Peabody Awards will be presented during a ceremony hosted by Keegen-Michael Key on May 21, 2016 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York.
A complete list of PBS finalists follows.
PBS congratulates our programs and producers!
AMERICAN EXPERIENCE “LAST DAYS IN VIETNAM”
A Moxie Firecracker Production for American Experience, WGBH
AMERICAN EXPERIENCE “WALT DISNEY”
A Sarah Colt Productions Film with the participation of Arte for American Experience, WGBH
FRONTLINE “GROWING UP TRANS”
FRONTLINE “ISIS IN AFGHANISTAN”
INDEPENDENT LENS “1971”
Maximum Pictures LLC and the Independent Television Service (ITVS) in Association with Big Mouth Productions, Motto Pictures and Fork Films
INDEPENDENT LENS “INDIA’S DAUGHTER”
Assassin Films, BBC Storyville, UK-INDIA, and Tathagat Films in association with Gamini Plyatissa Foundation, Vital Voices Global Partnership, DR, Plus Pictures Aps, CBC News Network, SVT, IKON, RTS, SRF, and RAI
INDEPENDENT LENS “THROUGH A LENS DARKLY: BLACK PHOTOGRAPHERS AND THE EMERGENCE OF A PEOPLE”
Through a Lens Darkly, LLC, and the Independent Television Service (ITVS), produced in association with the National Black Programming Consortium
PBS NEWSHOUR “DESPERATE JOURNEY”
POV “DON’T TELL ANYONE (NO LE DIGAS A NADIE)”
American Documentary Inc. | POV
Kratt Brothers Company and 9 Story Media Group
Children’s/Youth Programming Finalist
A Playground Entertainment and Company Pictures Production for BBC and MASTERPIECE in association with BBC Worldwide, Altus Media and Prescience