KCET and PBS SoCal Sweep Arts and Crime/Social Issue Categories,
Ensuring Two More Wins in Addition to One Win Already for HAND DRAWN LIFE
Burbank, Calif. – June 8, 2020 – PBS SoCal and KCET, Southern California’s flagship PBS organizations, announced today that they received 26 nominations for the 72nd Annual Los Angeles Area Emmy® Awards presented by the Los Angeles Television Academy, leading all other LA broadcasters with the most nominations. Two of the categories – Arts Programming, Crime/Social Issues Programming – are filled solely with nominees from KCET and PBS SoCal, ensuring at least two Emmy® wins in addition to KCET’s one win already for the documentary “Hand Drawn Life” in the category of Independent Programming.
KCET received 20 nominations including five for its acclaimed local news program SOCAL CONNECTED and four for the new food justice series BROKEN BREAD (a co-production with Tastemade hosted by Roy Choi). KCET’s original arts and culture series ARTBOUND received three nominations along with historical series LOST LA (a co-production with USC Libraries), hosted by Nathan Masters. Single nominations went to EARTH FOCUS (a co-production with Thomson Reuters Foundation and Artifact Nonfiction), LA FOODWAYS (a co-production with Wishing Well Entertainment), BLUE SKY METROPOLIS, NIGHTSHIFT (a co-production with Artifact Nonfiction) and HAND DRAWN LIFE (winner).
PBS SoCal garnered six nominations in total for local productions CYBERWORK AND THE AMERICAN DREAM (a co-production with Shell Studios), FREEDOM WRITERS: STORIES FROM THE HEART, VOICES FROM THE FRONTLINE: CHINA’S WAR ON POVERTY (a co-production with The Kuhn Foundation in association with CGTN), AMERICAN VOICES, DODGERS STORIES: 6 DECADES IN LA and THE 60th ANNUAL L.A. COUNTY HOLIDAY CELEBRATION (a co-production with The Music Center in association with CDK Productions) which was broadcast live on December 24 from LA’s iconic Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.
121 nominations were announced this morning in 33 categories for the 2020 Annual Los Angeles Area Emmy® awards that will be presented on Saturday, July 18 at 7 p.m. on Emmys.com. The 72nd Annual Los Angeles Area Emmy® Award nominations for KCET and PBS SoCal are listed alphabetically by program within each category:
L.A. LOCAL COLOR
- ARTBOUND – “Día de Los Muertos” (KCET)
- NIGHTSHIFT (KCET)
- BROKEN BREAD – “Transformation” (KCET)
EDUCATION / INFORMATION
- CYBERWORK AND THE AMERICAN DREAM (PBS SoCal)
- LA FOODWAYS (KCET)
- SOCAL CONNECTED – “Life in Plastic” (KCET)
- SOCAL CONNECTED – “Under Pressure” (KCET
- FREEDOM WRITERS: STORIES FROM THE HEART (PBS SoCal)
- VOICES FROM THE FRONTLINE: CHINA’S WAR ON POVERTY (PBS SoCal)
- BROKEN BREAD – “Watts” (KCET)
- SOCAL CONNECTED – “Who Killed Josiah?” (KCET)
- AMERICAN VOICES (PBS SoCal)
- ARTBOUND – “Masters of Modern Design: The Art of the Japanese American Experience” (KCET)
- LOST LA – “Griffith Park: The Untold History” (KCET)
- LOST LA – “Three Views of Manzanar” (KCET)
- SOCAL CONNECTED – “Jazz City” (KCET)
- DODGERS STORIES: 6 DECADES IN LA (PBS SoCal)
LIVE SPECIAL EVENTS – PROGRAMMING
- THE 60th ANNUAL L.A. COUNTY HOLIDAY CELEBRATION (PBS SoCal)
- BROKEN BREAD – “The Kitchen that Paved the Way for Job Training and Food Waste Reduction” (KCET)
- ARTBOUND – “Masters of Modern Design: Key Sekimachi” (KCET)
- SOCAL CONNECTED – “The New Normal: Year-Round Wildfires” (KCET)
- BLUE SKY METROPOLIS – “Women Lead the Future of Aerospace” (KCET)
- EARTH FOCUS – “Dairy Alternatives: Converting Cattle Methane into Renewable Energy” (KCET)
- LOST LA – “Discovering the Universe” (KCET)
SHORT PROMO – NEWS/TOPICAL
- BROKEN BREAD (KCET)
- HAND DRAWN LIFE (KCET)*WINNER
ABOUT PBS SOCAL AND KCET
PBS SoCal and KCET are both part of the donor-supported community institution, the Public Media Group of Southern California, which was formed by the merger of PBS SoCal and KCETLink Media Group. PBS SoCal is the flagship PBS station for 19 million diverse people across California and delivers content and experiences that inspire, inform and entertain – over the air, online, in the community and in the classroom. PBS SoCal offers the full slate of beloved PBS programs including MASTERPIECE, NOVA, PBS NewsHour, FRONTLINE, and a broad library of documentary films including works from Ken Burns; as well as educational content including PBS KIDS programs including DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD and CURIOUS GEORGE. Programs are accessible for free through four broadcast channels, and available for streaming at pbssocal.org, on the PBS mobile apps, and via connected TV services Android TV, Roku, Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV.
KCET is on-air, online and in the community, and plays a vital role in the cultural and educational enrichment of Southern and Central California. KCET offers a wide range of award-winning local programming as well as the finest public television programs from around the world. Throughout its 55-year history, KCET has won hundreds of major awards for its local and regional news and public affairs programming, its national drama and documentary productions, its quality educational family and children’s programs, its outreach and community services and its website, kcet.org. For additional information about KCET productions, web-exclusive content, programming schedules and community events, please visit kcet.org. Select original programming from KCET is also available for streaming on Apple TV, YouTube, Amazon and Roku platforms. For more information please visit kcet.org/apps.