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News and Documentary Emmy nominations announced

CBS leads the pack with 43 nominations, while PBS takes second place for multiple noms with 37, including 15 for doc strand 'POV.' (Pictured: Better This World)
July 12, 2012

The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has announced the nominees for the 33rd annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards, with CBS receiving the most nominations at 43.

PBS followed, with 37 nominations, including 15 for doc strand ‘POV,’ eight for ‘Frontline’ and five for ‘Independent Lens.’ Janus Metz’ Armadillo scored four nominations as part of the ‘POV’ tally.

‘POV’ projects practically dominate the Best Documentary category, racking up four out of five of the nominations within. (Pictured: Better This World, which aired on ‘POV’)

HBO Documentary Films racked up 15 nominations for various projects, including three for The Battle for Marjah and two for Poster Girl.

The awards will be presented on October 1 in New York City. Here’s a partial listing of nominees. For a full list, including news and craft nominees, click here.

OUTSTANDING CONTINUING COVERAGE OF A NEWS STORY – LONG FORM

Wikisecrets (PBS ‘Frontline’)

The Battle for Marjah (HBO Documentary Films)

Bhutto (PBS ‘Independent Lens’)

Engineering Ground Zero (PBS ‘Nova’)

Armadillo (PBS ‘POV’)

Where Soldiers Come From (PBS ‘POV’)

 

OUTSTANDING INVESTIGATVE JOURNALISM –LONG FORM

A National Disgrace (Dan Rather Reports –HDNet)

A Perfect Terrorist (PBS’ Frontline’)

The Anthrax Files (PBS ‘Frontline’)

Marathon Boy (HBO Documentary Films)

Better This World (PBS ‘POV’)

Enemies of the People (PBS ‘POV’)

 

OUTSTANDING INFORMATIONAL PROGRAMMING – LONG FORM

9/11: Heroes of the 88th Floor (TLC)

Brick City (Sundance Channel)

Poster Girl (HBO Documentary Films)

Page One: Inside the New York Times (History)

Mugabe and the White African (PBS ‘POV’)

The Tillman Story (Showtime)

 

OUTSTANDING HISTORICAL PROGRAMMING –LONG FORM

Reagan (HBO Documentary Films)

The Strange History of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (HBO Documentary Films)

A Film Unfinished (PBS ‘Independent Lens’)

Hitler’s G.I. Death Camp (National Geographic Channel ‘Explorer’)

Rising: Rebuilding Ground Zero – Stories from the Pile (Discovery Channel)

 

OUTSTANDING BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC REPORTING – LONG FORM

Marijuana Gold Rush (National Geographic Channel ‘Explorer’)

Last Train Home (PBS ‘POV’)

Sex, Lies and Cigarettes (Current TV ‘Vanguard’)

 

OUTSTANDING ARTS AND CULTURE PROGRAMMING

A Matter of Taste: Serving Up Paul Liebrandt (HBO Documentary Films)

The Desert of Forbidden Art (PBS ‘Independent Lens’)

The Woodmans (PBS ‘Independent Lens’)

The Story of Hip Hop and the Crack Generation (VH1 ‘Planet Rock’)

 

OUTSTANDING SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMMING

Curiosity –Did God Create the Universe? (Discovery Channel)

Decoding Immortality (Smithsonian Channel)

The Fabric of the Cosmos with Brian Greene (PBS ‘Nova’)

Through the Wormhole 2 – Is There an Edge to the Universe? (Science Channel)

 

OUTSTANDING NATURE PROGRAMMING

Broken Tail – A Tiger’s Last Journey (PBS ‘Nature’)

My Life As a Turkey (PBS ‘Nature’)

Polar Bear Spy on Ice (Animal Planet)

 

BEST DOCUMENTARY

How to Die in Oregon (HBO Documentary Films)

Armadillo (PBS ‘POV’)

Better This World (PBS ‘POV’)

Enemies of the People (PBS ‘POV’)

Last Train Home (PBS ‘POV’)

 

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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