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News and Documentary Emmys handed out

The National Academy of Arts & Sciences' 31st annual News & Documentary Awards were presented in New York City on September 27. Sacha Gervasi's Anvil! The Story of Anvil, which aired on VH1, won for outstanding arts and culture programming, while Geoffrey Smith's The English Surgeon won the outstanding science and technology programming for its run on PBS' POV. Planet Green's The Last Beekeeper, from World of Wonder and director Jeremy Simmons, claimed the outstanding nature programming Emmy award, and best documentary went to War Dance, from directors Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine, which aired on the Sundance Channel. The Academy also doled out forward thinking awards, including the new approaches to news & documentary programming: documentaries award, which went to NYTimes.com's One in 8 Million, from EP's Juliet Gorman, Jodi Rudoren and Andrew De Vigal. The remainder of the winners can be found at www.emmyonline.org/mediacenter/news_31st_winners.html.
September 28, 2010

The National Academy of Arts & Sciences’ 31st annual News & Documentary Awards were presented in New York City on September 27. Sacha Gervasi’s Anvil! The Story of Anvil, which aired on VH1, won for outstanding arts and culture programming, while Geoffrey Smith’s The English Surgeon won the outstanding science and technology programming category for its run on PBS’ POV. Planet Green’s The Last Beekeeper, from World of Wonder and director Jeremy Simmons, claimed the outstanding nature programming Emmy award, and best documentary went to War Dance, from directors Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine, which aired on the Sundance Channel. The Academy also doled out forward thinking awards, including the new approaches to news & documentary programming: documentaries award, which went to NYTimes.com‘s One in 8 Million, from EP’s Juliet Gorman, Jodi Rudoren and Andrew De Vigal. The remainder of the winners can be found at www.emmyonline.org/mediacenter/news_31st_winners.html.

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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