Essential Media wins science awards

Australian production company Essential Media & Entertainment has won three awards at the Jackson Hole Science Media Awards in Denver.

Australia: The Time Traveller’s Guide won best series and best presenter-led program and presenter / writer/director Dr Richard Smith beat out a prestigious field including Sir David Attenborough, Richard Leakey and Dr Brian Greene.

The Grammar of Happiness won best Human and Social Sciences program.

Essential had a perfect hit rate, winning 3 awards from 3 different nominations.

CEO Chris Hilton says: “To win in such in illustrious company is very satisfying. High quality science films will continue to be a cornerstone of Essential’s work.”

Australia: The Time Traveller’s Guide is a four-hour epic road trip through the history of the Earth as revealed by the unique wildlife and ancient landscape of Australia.

Human & Social Sciences (Sponsored by the Center for Advancement of Informal Science Education)
(Including Psychology, Anthropology, Sociology, Forensic Science, Social Culture & History)
The Grammar of Happiness
Essential Media and Entertainment and Smithsonian Channel

Best Series or Limited Series (Sponsored by Terra Mater Factual Studios)
Australia: The Time Traveller’s Guide
Essential Media and Entertainment

Best Hosted or Presenter-Led Program (Sponsored by Qube)
Australia: The Time Traveller’s Guide, The First Steps
Essential Media and Entertainment
Host/Presenter: Dr. Richard Smith

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