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PBS Programs Receive 11 Peabody Award Nominations


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On April 5, 2017, finalists for the 76th Annual Peabody Awards, honoring the best in electronic media for 2016, were announced. Of the 60 finalists selected by the Peabody Awards board of jurors, PBS programs received 11 nominations.

The 30 Peabody Award-winning programs will be will revealed by category in successive announcements: April 12 (Individual/Institutional), April 18 (Documentary), April 20 (Entertainment) and April 25 (News/Radio/Public Service/Web/Education).

The Peabody Awards will be presented during a ceremony hosted by Rashida Jones on May 20, 2017, at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. PBS and FUSION will simultaneously air the ceremony on Friday, June 2, at 9. For more information, please click here.

A complete list of PBS finalists follows.

PBS congratulates our programs and producers!

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

INDEPENDENT LENS “The Armor of Light”
Purple Mickey Productions in association with Fork Films (PBS)
Documentary Finalist

INDEPENDENT LENS “The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution”
Firelight Films, Inc. and the Independent Television Service (ITVS) (PBS)
Documentary Finalist

INDEPENDENT LENS “Trapped”
Trilogy Films LLC Bigmouth Productions, Cedar Creek Productions and the Independent Television Service (ITVS) (PBS)
Documentary Finalist

POV “Hooligan Sparrow”
POV | American Documentary (PBS)
Documentary Finalist

POV “The Look of Silence”
POV | American Documentary (PBS)
Documentary Finalist

POV “The Return”
POV | American Documentary (PBS)
Documentary Finalist

POV “What Tomorrow Brings”
POV | American Documentary (PBS)
Documentary Finalist