The nominations for the 30th annual Emmy Awards for News and Documentary were announced this morning (July 14) by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS). As previously announced, Barbara Walters will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award, while CNN Productions, the documentary unit of CNN, will receive the President’s Award for its long-standing commitment to long form documentaries. In terms of the numerical breakdown for media entities, PBS garnered the most nominations with 41. Among the others, CBS came in at 23, ABC at 13, HBO/Cinemax at 13, National Geographic at 12, NBC at 10, CNN at 8, Discovery Channel at 4, BBC America at 3, Travel Channel at 3, MSNBC at 2 and History Channel, Current TV, the Smithsonian Channel and Discovery Health tied at 1 each. Among the nominees for Best Documentary are Nanking (Cinemax Reel Life, Cinemax); China’s Stolen Children (HBO Documentary Films, HBO); Taxi to the Dark Side (HBO Documentary Films, HBO); Gorilla Murders (National Geographic Explorer, NGC); The Devil Came on Horseback (National Geographic Explorer, NGC) and Inheritance (P.O.V., PBS). A full list of nominees can be found here. The ceremony will be held on Sept. 21 in New York City at the Frederick P. Rose Hall in Lincoln Center.
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