PBS dominates News and Documentary Emmy Awards

The pubcaster snagged 14 awards, including best documentary for the 'POV' film Cutie and the Boxer (pictured).
September 22, 2016

PBS was the big winner at this year’s News and Documentary Emmy Awards, which were handed out in New York City on Wednesday (Sept. 21).

The U.S. pubcaster snagged 14 awards, including Best Documentary for the ‘POV’ film Cutie and the Boxer, outstanding Business and Economic Reporting – Long Form for the ‘Independent Lens’ film The Homestretch, Best Report in a News Magazine for Frontline‘s “ISIS in Afghanistan” and New Approaches: Documentaries for the Frontline project “Inheritance.”

HBO picked up three honors, including Oustanding Historical Programming РLong Form for Night Will Fall, Outstanding Arts & Culture Programming for Very Semi-Serious: A Partially Thorough Portrait of New Yorker Cartoonists and Outstanding Short Documentary for Tashi and the Monk.

Other doc winners were Smithsonian Channel’s David Attenborough’s Rise of Animals, which won Outstanding Nature Programming; CNN’s Life Itself, which picked up Outstanding Editing: Documentary and Long Form; and National Geographic Wild’s Wild Frozen Frontier won Outstanding Cinematography: Documentary and Long Form.

In all, awards were given out in 46 categories by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Docmaker and Firelight Media founder Stanley Nelson¬†received this year’s lifetime achievement award.

View the complete list of winners here.

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