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Awards

Primetime Emmy Awards 2006

Won
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Special Class Program
Judy Kinberg (produced by)
For episode "Swan Lake With American Ballet Theatre".
Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Picture Editing for a Special (Single or Multi-Camera)
Girish Bhargava (edited by)
For episode "Swan Lake With American Ballet Theatre".

Primetime Emmy Awards 2004

Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Music Composition for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special (Dramatic Underscore)
Elliot Goldenthal (composed by)
For episode "Lar Lubovitch's 'Othello'".

Primetime Emmy Awards 2002

Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Directing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program
Matthew Diamond (director)
For episode "From Broadway: Fosse".

Primetime Emmy Awards 2000

Won
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Classical Music-Dance Program
Jac Venza (executive producer)
Judy Kinberg (producer)
Matthew Diamond (director)
Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)
For episode "American Ballet Theatre in Le Corsaire".

Primetime Emmy Awards 1998

Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Multi-Camera Picture Editing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special
Girish Bhargava
For episode "Variety and Virtuosity: American Ballet Theatre Now".
Outstanding Classical Music-Dance Program
Judy Kinberg (producer/documentary directed by)
Thomas Grimm (ballets directed by)
Jac Venza (executive producer)
For episode "Variety and Virtuosity: American Ballet Theatre Now".

Primetime Emmy Awards 1995

Won
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Individual Achievement in Choreography
Ulysses Dove
For episode "Two by Dove".
Outstanding Individual Achievement - Cultural Programming
David Hinton (director)
For episode "Two by Dove".

Primetime Emmy Awards 1994

Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Cultural Program
Jac Venza (executive producer)
Judy Kinberg (producer)
For episode "Balanchine Celebration".
Outstanding Individual Achievement - Cultural Programming
Derek Bailey (director)
For episode "Billboards".
Outstanding Individual Achievement in Technical Direction/Camera/Video for a Miniseries or a Special
Billy Steinberg (video control)
Ron Washburn (camera)
Juan Barrera (camera)
Alain Onesto (camera)
Ron Smith (camera)
For episode "Billboards".

Primetime Emmy Awards 1993

Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Children's Program
Hanay Geiogamah (producer)
For episode "American Indian Dance Theatre: Dances for the New Generations".

Primetime Emmy Awards 1992

Won
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Individual Achievement in Choreography
Paul Taylor (choreographer)
For episode "Paul Taylor's Speaking in Tongues".
Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Individual Achievement - Classical Music/Dance Programming - Directing
Matthew Diamond (director)
For episode "Paul Taylor's Speaking in Tongues".

Primetime Emmy Awards 1990

Won
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Informational Special
Jac Venza (executive producer)
Judy Kinberg (producer)
For episode "Bob Fosse Steam Heat".
Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Editing for a Miniseries or a Special - Multi-Camera Production
Girish Bhargava (editor)
For episode "Bob Fosse Steam Heat".
Outstanding Lighting Direction (Electronic) for a Drama Series, Variety Series, Miniseries or a Special
Alan Adelman (lighting director)
For episode "American Indian Dance Theatre".
Outstanding Writing in Classical Music/Dance Programming
Holly Brubach (writer)
For episode "The Search for Nijinsky's Rite of Spring".

Primetime Emmy Awards 1989

Won
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Individual Performance in Classical Music/Dance Programming
Mikhail Baryshnikov
For episode "Baryshnikov Dances Balanchine".
Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Classical Program in the Performing Arts
Jac Venza (executive producer)
Judy Kinberg (producer)
Thomas Grimm (producer)
For episode "A Night at the Joffrey".
Outstanding Classical Program in the Performing Arts
Jac Venza (executive producer)
Judy Kinberg (producer)
Thomas Grimm (producer)
For episode "Baryshnikov Dances Balanchine".

Primetime Emmy Awards 1988

Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Classical Program in the Performing Arts
Jac Venza (executive producer)
Judy Kinberg (producer)
Thomas Grimm (producer)
For episode "Balanchine and Cunningham - An Evening at American Ballet Theatre".
Outstanding Individual Achievement - Classical
Mikhail Baryshnikov
For episode "David Gordon's Made in U.S.A.".
Outstanding Individual Achievement - Classical
Don Mischer (director)
For episode "David Gordon's Made in U.S.A.".
Outstanding Individual Achievement - Classical
David Gordon (writer)
Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)
For episode "David Gordon's Made in U.S.A.".

Primetime Emmy Awards 1987

Won
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Informational Special
Jac Venza (executive producer)
Judy Kinberg (producer)
For episode "Agnes, the Indomitable DeMille".
Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Classical Program in the Performing Arts
Jac Venza (executive producer)
Rhoda Grauer (executive producer)
Judy Kinberg (producer)
For episode "In Memory of...A Ballet by Jerome Robbins".
Outstanding Individual Achievement - Classical Music/Dance Programming - Directing
Emile Ardolino
For episode "In Memory of... A Ballet by Jerome Robbins".

Primetime Emmy Awards 1986

Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Classical Program in the Performing Arts
Jac Venza (executive producer)
Rhoda Grauer (executive producer)
Judy Kinberg (producer)
For episode "Choreography by Jerome Robbins with the New York City Ballet".
Outstanding Classical Program in the Performing Arts
Jac Venza (executive producer)
Judy Kinberg (producer)
Thomas Grimm (producer)
For episode "Dance Theatre of Harlem in 'A Streetcar Named Desire'".
Outstanding Individual Achievements - Classical Music/Dance Programming
Emile Ardolino (director)
For episode "Choreography by Jerome Robbins with the New York City Ballet".

Primetime Emmy Awards 1985

Won
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Achievement in Choreography
Twyla Tharp (choreographer)
For episode "Baryshnikov by Tharp with American Ballet Theatre".
Outstanding Individual Achievement - Classical Music/Dance Programming - Directing
Don Mischer (director)
Twyla Tharp (director)
For episode "Baryshnikov by Tharp with American Ballet Theatre".
Outstanding Lighting Direction (Electronic) for a Limited Series or a Special
Bill Klages (lighting director)
Arnie Smith (lighting director)
For episode "Baryshnikov by Tharp with American Ballet Theatre".
Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Classical Program in the Performing Arts
Rhoda Grauer (executive producer)
Don Mischer (producer)
Mikhail Baryshnikov (host)
For episode "Baryshnikov by Tharp with American Ballet Theatre".
Outstanding Individual Achievement - Classical Music/Dance Programming - Writing
Twyla Tharp (writer)
Peter Elbling (writer)
For episode "Baryshnikov by Tharp with American Ballet Theatre".

Primetime Emmy Awards 1984

Won
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Achievement in Choreography
Michael Smuin (choreographer)
For episode "A Song for Dead Warriors - San Francisco Ballet".
Outstanding Individual Achievement - Classical Music/Dance Programming
Merrill Brockway (director)
For episode "A Song for Dead Warriors - San Francisco Ballet".
Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Achievement in Choreography
Peter Martins (choreographer)
For episode "Choreographer's Notebook: Stravinsky Piano Ballets by Peter Martins".
Outstanding Informational Special
Jac Venza (executive producer)
Judy Kinberg (producer)
For episode "Balanchine".

Primetime Emmy Awards 1983

Won
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Tape Sound Mixing for a Series
Frank Kulaga (production mixer)
Ken Hahn (post-production mixer)
For episode "The Magic Flute".
Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Classical Program in the Performing Arts
Jac Venza (executive producer)
Judy Kinberg (producer)
Barbara Horgan (producer)

Primetime Emmy Awards 1981

Won
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Achievement in Lighting Direction
Ralph Holmes (lighting director)
For episode "Nureyev and the Joffrey Ballet/In Tribute to Nijinsky".
Outstanding Costume Design for a Special
Willa Kim (costume designer)
For episode "San Francisco Ballet: The Tempest".
Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Achievement in Choreography
Michael Smuin (choreographer)
For episode "San Francisco Ballet: The Tempest".
Outstanding Classical Program in the Performing Arts
Jac Venza (executive producer)
Emile Ardolino (producer)
Judy Kinberg (producer)
Rudolf Nureyev (star)
For episode "Nureyev and the Joffrey Ballet/In Tribute to Nijinsky".
Outstanding Directing in a Variety, Music or Comedy Program
Emile Ardolino
For episode "Nureyev and the Joffrey Ballet/In Tribute to Nijinsky".
Outstanding Achievement in Music Composition for a Limited Series or a Special (Dramatic Underscore)
Paul Chihara (composer)
For episode "San Francisco Ballet: The Tempest".

Primetime Emmy Awards 1979

Won
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Classical Program in the Performing Arts
Jac Venza (executive producer)
Merrill Brockway (series producer)
Emile Ardolino (series coordinating producer)
Judy Kinberg
For episode "Choreography by Balanchine - Part IV".
Outstanding Classical Program in the Performing Arts
Jac Venza (executive producer)
Merrill Brockway (series producer)
Emile Ardolino (series coordinating producer)
Judy Kinberg (producer)
Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)
For episode "Choreography by Balanchine - Part IV".
Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Achievement in Choreography
Martha Graham (choreographer)
For episode "Martha Graham Dance Company: Clytemnestra".
Outstanding Classical Program in the Performing Arts
Jac Venza (executive producer)
Merrill Brockway (series producer)
Emile Ardolino (series coordinating producer)
Judy Kinberg (producer)
For episode "Choreography by Balanchine - Part III".

Primetime Emmy Awards 1978

Won
Primetime Emmy
Special Classification of Outstanding Individual Achievement
William Pitkin (costume designer)
For episode "San Francisco Ballet: Romeo and Juliet"
Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Classical Program in the Performing Arts
Jac Venza (executive producer)
Emile Ardolino (producer)
Merrill Brockway (producer)
For episode "Choreography by Balanchine".

Primetime Emmy Awards 1977

Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Art Direction or Scenic Design for a Comedy-Variety or Music Special
Jac Venza (scenic designer)
For segment "Billy the Kid" in episode "American Ballet Theatre".
Outstanding Art Direction or Scenic Design for a Comedy-Variety or Music Special
William Mickley (art director)
For segment "Les Patineurs" in episode "American Ballet Theatre".
Outstanding Classical Program in the Performing Arts
Jac Venza (executive producer)
Emile Ardolino (series coordinating producer)
Merrill Brockway (series producer)
For episode(s) "American Ballet Theatre".
Outstanding Classical Program in the Performing Arts
Jac Venza (executive producer)
Emile Ardolino (series coordinating producer)
Merrill Brockway (series producer)
Martha Graham (star)
For episode "Martha Graham Dance Company".

Primetime Emmy Awards 1976

Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Classical Music Program
Jac Venza (executive producer)
Merrill Brockway (series producer)
Emile Ardolino (producer)
For episode "City Center Joffrey Ballet".

Cinema Audio Society, USA 2003

Nominated
C.A.S. Award
Outstanding Sound Mixing for Television - Non-Fiction, Variety or Music Series or Specials
Ken Hahn (re-recording mixer)
Jay David Saks (re-recording mixer)
Bill King (production mixer)

Directors Guild of America, USA 2006

Won
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Musical/Variety
Matthew Diamond
Rae Kraus (associate director) (plaque)
For episode "Swan Lake with American Ballet Theater".

Directors Guild of America, USA 2003

Won
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Musical/Variety
Matthew Diamond
Rae Kraus (associate director) (plaque)
Ken Diego (associate director) (plaque)
Henry Z. Neimark (stage manager) (plaque)
For episode "From Broadway: Fosse".

Directors Guild of America, USA 1985

Won
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Musical/Variety
Don Mischer
Twyla Tharp
Jan Cornell (associate director) (plaque)
For episode "Baryshnikov by Tharp With American Ballet Theatre".
Nominated
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary/Actuality
Merrill Brockway
For episode "Balanchine", parts 1 and 2.

Directors Guild of America, USA 1982

Won
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Musical/Variety
Emile Ardolino
Jay Millard (associate director) (plaque)
Henry Z. Neimark (stage manager) (plaque)
For episode "The Spellbound Child".
Nominated
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Specials/Movies for TV/Actuality
Emile Ardolino
For episode "Nureyev and the Joffrey Ballet/In Tribute to Nijinsky".

Directors Guild of America, USA 1979

Won
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Musical/Variety
Merrill Brockway
Merrily Mossman (associate director) (plaque)
Henry Z. Neimark (stage manager) (plaque)
For episode "Choreography By Balanchine, Pt. 3".

News & Documentary Emmy Awards 2002

Won
Emmy
Outstanding Cultural and Artistic Programming - Long Form
Madison D. Lacy (producer)
Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)
For episode "Free to Dance: Steps of the Gods"
Nominated
Emmy
Outstanding Individual Achievement in a Craft: Writing
Madison D. Lacy (writer)
Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)
For episode "Free to Dance: Steps of the Gods"
Outstanding Individual Achievement in a Craft: Research
Jenna Lambie (researcher)
Jodee Nimerichter (researcher)
Maria Patrick (researcher)
Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)
For episode "Free to Dance: Steps of the Gods"

Peabody Awards 1992

Won
Peabody Award
For the program "Everybody Dance Now!"

Peabody Awards 1982

Won
Peabody Award
Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)
For Nureyev and the Joffrey Ballet in "Tribute to Nijinsky".

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