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“13th,” “RuPaul’s Drag Race” among Primetime Emmy noms

Ava DuVernay’s 13th (pictured), RuPaul’s Drag Race and Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown are among the unscripted and non-fiction nominees for the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards. DuVernay’s 13th, which explores the history of racial inequality in the United States, ...
July 13, 2017

Ava DuVernay’s 13th (pictured), RuPaul’s Drag Race and Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown are among the unscripted and non-fiction nominees for the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards.

DuVernay’s 13th, which explores the history of racial inequality in the United States, picked up eight nominations including Directing for a Non-fiction Program, Documentary or Non-fiction Special, and Writing for a Non-fiction Program.

VH1′s RuPaul’s Drag Race, meanwhile, picked up seven nominations in the categories of Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program (RuPaul Charles), and Competition Program, while RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked for YouTube was nominated in the Unstructured Reality Program category.

Elsewhere, Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown for CNN picked up five nominations, including in the Informational Series or Special and Writing For Non-fiction Programming categories. American Ninja Warrior, meanwhile, picked up its second-ever nomination.

Other unscripted programs to pick up multiple nominations include BBC America’s Planet Earth II (10), NBC’s The Voice (8), ABC’s Dancing With The Stars (7), A&E’s Born This Way (6) and ESPN’s O.J.: Made In America (6).

Nominations were spread over a variety of distribution platforms this year, with leading nominations in totals by platform ranked as follows: HBO (110), Netflix (91) and NBC (60).

This year’s awards, hosted by The Late Show‘s Stephen Colbert, will take place on Sunday, Sept. 17, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles and will be broadcast live nationwide on CBS.

Emmy nominations for unscripted and non-fiction categories are listed below, with credits supplied by the Television Academy:

Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program:
Martha Stewart & Snoop Dogg, Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party
Alec Baldwin, Match Game
RuPaul Charles, RuPaul’s Drag Race
Gordon Ramsay, MasterChef Junior
Heidi Klum & Tim Gunn, Project Runway
W. Kamau Bell, United Shades of America With W. Kamau Bell

Competition Program:
American Ninja Warrior, NBC
RuPaul’s Drag Race, VH1
Project Runway, Lifetime
The Amazing Race, CBS
The Voice, NBC
Top Chef, Bravo

Structured Program:
Antiques Roadshow, PBS
Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, Food Network
Lip Sync Battle, Spike TV
Fixer Upper, HGTV
Shark Tank, ABC
Who Do You Think You Are?, TLC

Unstructured Program:
Born This Way, A&E
Deadliest Catch, Discovery Channel
Gaycation with Ellen Page, Viceland
Intervention, A&E
RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked, YouTube
United Shades of America, CNN

Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking:
Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher And Debbie Reynolds, HBO
LA92, National Geographic Channel
O.J.: Made In America, ESPN
Oklahoma City, PBS
The White Helmets, Netflix

Directing For Non-fiction Programming:
The 13th, Ava Duvernay, Netflix
Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher And Debbie Reynolds
, Alexis Bloom & Fisher Stevens, HBO
O.J.: Made In America – “Part 3″, Ezra Edelman, ESPN
Planet Earth II – “Cities”, Fredi Devas, BBC America
Planet Earth II – “Islands”, Elizabeth White, BBC America

Documentary or Non-fiction Series:
30 for 30, ESPN
American Masters, PBS
Chef’s Table
, Netflix
The Keepers, Netflix
Documentary or Non-fiction Special:
The 13th, Netflix
A House Divided (Vice Special Report)
, HBO
Amanda Knox, Netflix
L.A. Burning: The Riots 25 Years Later, A&E
The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years, Hulu

Informational Series or Special:
Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, CNN
Inside the Actors Studio, Bravo
Leah Remini: Scientology And The Aftermath, A&E
Star Talk with Neil deGrasse Tyson, National Geographic
Vice, HBO

Writing For Non-fiction Programming:
The 13th, Netflix
Amanda Knox, Netflix
Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, “Houston”,  CNN
Bill Nye Saves the World, “The Sexual Spectrum”, Netflix
The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years, Hulu

For a full list of this year’s nominees, click here. The final-round online voting begins Aug. 14.

 

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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