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“Our Planet”, “Free Solo” nab 2019 Primetime Emmy nominations

Netflix’s Our Planet (pictured) and National Geographic’s Free Solo are among the unscripted and non-fiction nominees for the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards. Non-fiction and unscripted programs with the most nominations include Our ...
July 16, 2019

Netflix’s Our Planet (pictured) and National Geographic’s Free Solo are among the unscripted and non-fiction nominees for the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards.

Non-fiction and unscripted programs with the most nominations include Our Planet with 10, VH1′s RuPaul’s Drag Race with nine, Free Solo and NBC’s The Voice with seven each, CNN’s Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown and Netflix’s Queer Eye with six each, So You Think You Can Dance and Dancing With the Stars with four each, and CBS’ The Amazing Race with three.

Across categories, the platform/network with the most nominations for this year is HBO with 137, followed by Netflix with 117, NBC with 58 and Amazon Prime Video with 47. Cable nets predominantly airing non-fiction racking up multiple nominations include CNN with 17, BBC America with nine and A&E with five.

The 71st Primetime Emmy Awards will be held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sept. 22 and will air on Fox starting at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

For a full list of this year’s nominees, click here.

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:
Ellen DeGeneres, Ellen’s Game Of Games
Amy Poehler & Nick Offerman, Making It
RuPaul, RuPaul’s Drag Race
James Corden, The World’s Best
Marie Kondo, Tidying Up With Marie Kondo

Competition Program:
The Amazing Race, CBS
American Ninja Warrior, NBC
Nailed It!, Netflix
RuPaul’s Drag Race, VH1
Top Chef, Bravo
The Voice, NBC

Structured Program:
Antiques Roadshow, PBS
Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, Food Network
Queer Eye, Netflix
Shark Tank, ABC
Tidying Up With Marie Kondo, Netflix
Who Do You Think You Are?, TLC

Unstructured Program:
Born This Way, A&E
Deadliest Catch, Discovery Channel
Life Below Zero, National Geographic
RuPaul’s Drag Race, VH1
Somebody Feed Phil, Netflix
United Shades Of America With W. Kamau Bell, CNN

Directing for a Reality Program:
Patrick McManus, “Minneapolis City Qualifiers”, American Ninja Warrior, NBC
Hisham Abed, “Black Girl Magic”, Queer Eye, Netflix
Nick Murray, “Whatcha Unpackin?”, RuPaul’s Drag Race, VH1
Ken Fuchs, “Episode 1002″, Shark Tank, ABC
Bertram van Munster, “Who Wants A Rolex?”, The Amazing Race, CBS

Directing for Documentary/Non-fiction Program:
Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin, Free Solo, National Geographic
Chris Smith, FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened, Netflix
Dan Reed, Leaving Neverland, HBO
Julie Cohen, Betsy West, RBG, CNN
Tim Wardle, Three Identical Strangers, CNN

Documentary or Non-fiction Series:
30 for 30, ESPN
American Masters, PBS
Chef’s Table, Netflix
Hostile Planet, National Geographic
Our Planet, Netflix

Documentary or Non-fiction Special:
FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened, Netflix
Jane Fonda In Five Acts, HBO
Leaving Neverland, HBO
Love, Gilda, CNN
Minding The Gap, Hulu
The Inventor: Out For Blood In Silicon Valley, HBO

Informational Series or Special:
Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown, CNN
Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee, Netflix
Leah Remini: Scientology And The Aftermath, A&E
My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman, Netflix
Surviving R. Kelly, Lifetime

Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking:
Divide And Conquer: The Story Of Roger Ailes, A&E
Hale County This Morning, This Evening, PBS
RBG, CNN
The Sentence, HBO
Three Identical Strangers, CNN

Writing For a Non-fiction Program:
“Kenya”, Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown, CNN
Fyre Fraud, Hulu
“Grasslands”, Hostile Planet, National Geographic
“Jungles”, Our Planet, Netflix
“Forbidden Love”, The Case Against Adnan Syed, HBO
“Episode 1″, Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men, Showtime

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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