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Awards

Academy Awards, USA

1966 Nominee
Oscar
Best Short Subject, Live Action Subjects
Time Piece (1965)

Primetime Emmy Awards

1990 Nominee
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Children's Program
The Jim Henson Hour (1989)
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For episode "The Song Of The Cloud Forest".
Outstanding Directing in a Variety or Music Program
The Jim Henson Hour (1989)
For episode "The Song of the Cloud Forest".
1989 Winner
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Directing in a Variety or Music Program
The Jim Henson Hour (1989)
For episode "Dog City".
Outstanding Special Events
Sesame Street: 20 and Still Counting (1989)
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Nominee
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Children's Program
The Jim Henson Hour (1989)
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For episode "Muppet Variety #6 The Heartless Giant".
1988 Nominee
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Children's Program
The Storyteller (1987)
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For episode "A Story Short".
Outstanding Children's Program
The Storyteller (1987)
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For episode "The Luckchild".
Outstanding Children's Program
A Muppet Family Christmas (1987)
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1987 Winner
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Children's Program
The Storyteller (1987)
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For episode "Hans My Hedgehog".
Nominee
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Children's Program
The Christmas Toy (1986)
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1981 Nominee
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Program
The Muppet Show (1976)
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Outstanding Children's Program
Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas (1977)
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1980 Nominee
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Variety or Music Program
The Muppet Show (1976)
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Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program
The Muppet Show (1976)
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For episode with Alan Arkin (4.20).
1979 Nominee
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Comedy-Variety or Music Program
The Muppet Show (1976)
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1978 Winner
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Comedy-Variety or Music Series
The Muppet Show (1976)
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Nominee
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Writing in a Comedy-Variety or Music Series
The Muppet Show (1976)
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For episode with Dom DeLuise (2.11).
1977 Nominee
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Comedy-Variety or Music Series
The Muppet Show (1976)
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Outstanding Writing in a Comedy-Variety or Music Series
The Muppet Show (1976)
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For episode with Paul Williams (#1.8).

BAFTA Awards

1992 Winner
BAFTA TV Award
Best Children's Programme (Fiction)
The Storyteller: Greek Myths (1990)
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1980 Nominee
BAFTA TV Award
Best Light Entertainment Programme/Series
The Muppet Show (1976)
1979 Nominee
BAFTA TV Award
Best Light Entertainment Programme/Series
The Muppet Show (1976)
1978 Winner
BAFTA TV Award
Most Original Programme/Series
The Muppet Show (1976)
Nominee
BAFTA TV Award
Best Light Entertainment Programme/Series
The Muppet Show (1976)

American Film Festival

1967 Winner
Blue Ribbon Award
Blue Ribbon
Time Piece (1965)

Avoriaz Fantastic Film Festival

1983 Winner
Grand Prize
The Dark Crystal (1982)
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CableACE Awards

1988 Winner
ACE
Children's Educational or Informational Special or Series
Down at Fraggle Rock... Behind the Scenes (1987)
Nominee
ACE
Children's Entertainment Special or Series - 8 and Younger
Fraggle Rock (1983)
1987 Winner
ACE
Children's Programing Special or Series - 8 and Younger
Fraggle Rock (1983)
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Nominee
ACE
Children's Programing Special or Series - 8 and Younger
The Tale of the Bunny Picnic (1986)
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1985 Nominee
ACE
Children's Programming Series
Fraggle Rock (1983)
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1979 Winner
ACE
Other
Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas (1977)

CINE Competition

1988 Winner
CINE Golden Eagle
Animation
Muppet Babies (1984)
1978 Winner
CINE Golden Eagle
Unknown
For "Muppet Picker Uper - Final Speech Controls"
1967 Winner
CINE Golden Eagle
Unknown
Time Piece (1965)

Daytime Emmy Awards

1991 Nominee
Daytime Emmy
Outstanding Children's Series
Mother Goose Stories (1990)
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1989 Nominee
Daytime Emmy
Outstanding Animated Program
Muppet Babies (1984)
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1988 Winner
Daytime Emmy
Outstanding Animated Program
Muppet Babies (1984)
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1987 Winner
Daytime Emmy
Outstanding Animated Program
Muppet Babies (1984)
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1986 Winner
Daytime Emmy
Outstanding Animated Program
Muppet Babies (1984)
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1985 Winner
Daytime Emmy
Outstanding Animated Program
Muppet Babies (1984)
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1979 Winner
Daytime Emmy
Outstanding Individual Achievement in Children's Programming
Sesame Street (1969)
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1976 Winner
Daytime Emmy
Outstanding Children's Programming
Sesame Street (1969)
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1974 Winner
Daytime Emmy
Outstanding Individual Achievement in Children's Programming
Sesame Street (1969)
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Gabriel Awards

1981 Winner
Gabriel Awards
Personal Achievement

Gemini Awards

1987 Winner
Gemini
Best Children's Program
Down at Fraggle Rock... Behind the Scenes (1987)
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Golden Camera, Germany

1979 Winner
Golden Camera
Best Entertainment Show
The Muppet Show (1976)

Jim Henson was not present at the Awards ceremony. Steve Whitmire, Josef Göhlen, Kermit the Frog ... More

Jim Henson was not present at the Awards ceremony. Steve Whitmire, Josef Göhlen, Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy accepted the Award on his behalf.


Grammy Awards

1980 Winner
Grammy
Best Recording for Children
The Muppet Movie (1979)
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1979 Winner
Grammy
Best Recording for Children
The Muppet Show (1976)
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1976 Nominee
Grammy
Best Recording for Children
Sesame Street (1969)
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For the album "Merry Christmas from Sesame Street".
1971 Winner
Grammy
Best Recording for Children
Sesame Street (1969)
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Hugo Awards

1987 Nominee
Hugo
Best Dramatic Presentation
Labyrinth (1986)
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1983 Nominee
Hugo
Best Dramatic Presentation
The Dark Crystal (1982)
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International Emmy Awards

1980 Winner
Founders Award

National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter Emmy Awards

1959 Winner
Regional Emmy Award
Best Local Entertainment
Sam and Friends (1955)

New York Emmy Awards

1990 Winner
Governors Award
Emmy Award for Outstanding Lifetime Contribution to the Medium of Television. [Given April 10, 1991.]

Oberhausen International Short Film Festival

1966 Winner
First Prize
Experimental
Time Piece (1965)

Online Film & Television Association

2012 Nominee
OFTA Film Award
Best Music, Adapted Song
The Muppets (2011)
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For the song "The Muppet Show Theme".
2005 Winner
OFTA TV Hall of Fame
Behind the Scenes

Peabody Awards

1986 Winner
Personal Award
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Back in 1978 the Peabody Board recognized Jim Henson for "gentle satire, clever characters, genuine... More

Back in 1978 the Peabody Board recognized Jim Henson for "gentle satire, clever characters, genuine good humor and for high standards for family viewing." So, what else is new? Viewers still get treated in the same gentle satirical way when the Muppets appear, they still find their appearances filled with good humor, and the family can still sit together and watch and enjoy without fear of embarrassment. Now, thirty years after Jim Henson began the creation of the Muppet family (which, incidentally now numbers more than 200 characters) members of the Peabody Board (many of whom are still genuinely children at heart) use the traditional certificate and medallion to make a personal recognition of Jim Henson's fantastic contributions to American television (and indeed to the entire American scene). In honoring Jim Henson the Peabody Board also honors "Miss Piggy" and "Kermit The Frog," and a myriad cast of others, all of whom document that America is still a nation where "rags to riches" dreams do come true and where even pigs and frogs don't have to present an American Express card to be instantly recognizable. A personal Peabody to Jim Henson and the Muppets for thirty years of good, clean fun and outstanding entertainment!


Rose d'Or Light Entertainment Festival

1977 Winner
Golden Rose
Excellence in Television
The Muppet Show (1976)

Sitges - Catalonian International Film Festival

2005 Winner
Time-Machine Honorary Award

Television Critics Association Awards

1990 Winner
TCA Award
Outstanding Achievement in Children's Programming
Winner
Career Achievement Award
1989 Nominee
Career Achievement Award
1988 Nominee
Career Achievement Award
1986 Nominee
TCA Award
Outstanding Achievement in Children's Programming

Telly Awards

1990 Winner
Silver Telly
Public Service
PSA (titled "Food" in production and later honored by the Telly Awards as "Waste Deep")
Public Service
PSA (titled "Bombs" in production and honored by the Telly Awards as "The War Room")

Venice Film Festival

1965 Winner
Plaque Lion St. Marc
Time Piece (1965)

Walk of Fame

1991 Winner
Star on the Walk of Fame
Television
On 24 September 1991. At 6631 Hollywood Blvd.

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