“Invisible War,” “Plague” among News & Doc Emmy nominees

The Central Park Five, Which Way is the Front Line from Here?, Valentine Road, The Invisible War and How To Survive a Plague (pictured) are up for Best Doc honors at the 35th Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards.
July 15, 2014

The Central Park Five, Which Way is the Front Line from Here? The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington, Valentine Road, The Invisible War and David France’s How To Survive a Plague (pictured) will all vie for Best Documentary honors at the 35th Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards.

The five films are among several feature docs nominated across 43 categories. U.S. pubcaster PBS leads the nominees with 43, followed by CBS with 42, ABC with 19, HBO with 15, NBC with 13 and CNN with nine. Meanwhile, The New York Times received seven nominations across the interactive categories.

This year’s Lifetime Achievement recipient is William J. Small, who worked as CBS News’s Washington Bureau chief from 1962 to 1974 and later became president of NBC News. The awards will be handed out at a September 30 ceremony in New York City.

The nominations follow last week’s announcement of the 66th annual Primetime Emmy Awards nominees.

Below is a list of more long-form news, documentary and interactive doc nominees. For the complete list, visit the Emmy’s website.

Best Documentary
Valentine Road (HBO)
Which Way Is the Front Line from Here? The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington (HBO)
‘Independent Lens,’ How to Survive a Plague (PBS)
‘Independent Lens,’ The Invisible War (PBS)
The Central Park Five (PBS)

Outstanding Coverage of a Current News Story—Long Form
Frontline, “Egypt in Crisis” (PBS)
Frontline, “Syria Behind the Lines” (PBS)
Valentine Road (HBO)
‘POV,’ Brooklyn Castle (PBS)
‘POV,’ The World Before Her (PBS)

Outstanding Investigative Journalism—Long-Form
Frontline, “A Death in St. Augustine” (PBS)
Frontline, “League of Denial: The NFL’s Concussion Crisis” (PBS)
Frontline, “Rape in the Fields” (PBS)
Tales from the Organ Trade (HBO)
The Invisible War (PBS)
‘POV,’ Special Flight (PBS)

Outstanding Informational Programming—Long-Form
Frontline, “Outlawed in Pakistan” (PBS)
Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1 (HBO)
Gideon’s Army (HBO)
The Crash Reel (HBO)
‘POV,’ Reportero (PBS)

Outstanding Historical Programming—Long-Form
50 Children: The Rescue Mission of Mr. & Mrs. Kraus (HBO)
Defiant Requiem: Voices of Resistance (PBS)
The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (PBS)
The Central Park Five (PBS)

Outstanding Arts and Culture Programming
Casting By (HBO)
Which Way Is the Front Line from Here? The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington (HBO)
‘Independent Lens,’ Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (PBS)
‘POV,’ Herman’s House (PBS)

Outstanding Science and Technology Programming
Escape Fire
How To Build A Planet,’ “Creating An Earth” (Science Channel)
NOVA,’ “Manhunt – Boston Bombers” (PBS)

Outstanding Nature Programming
Africa (Discovery Channel)
Chasing Ice  (National Geographic Channel)
One Life (National Geographic Wild)
Penguins: Waddle All The Way (Discovery Channel)
Wild Arabia (Animal Planet)

New Approaches to News & Documentary Programming: Current News
A Game of Shark and Minnow (The New York Times)
The NSA Files Decoded (The Guardian)
Sea Change: The Pacific’s Perilous Turn (The Seattle Times)
WSJ Live, Prescribed – A Personalized Tour of ‘Obamacare’ (The Wall Street Journal)

New Approaches: Documentaries
‘Frontline,’ The Bombing of Al Bara (PBS)
The Story of a Shrinking American Community (
The Last Clinic (The Atavist)
Planet Money Makes a T-Shirt (NPR)
Gun Country (The New York Times)

New Approaches: Arts, Lifestyle, Culture
Modern Love (The New York Times)
The Future Starts Here (AOL On)
The Jockey (The New York Times)
Making a Scene: The New York Times Magazine’s Annual Great Performers Video Series (The New York Times Magazine)
A Short History of the Highrise (The New York Times Op-Docs)

Outstanding Cinematography: Documentary and Long Form
Girl Rising (CNN)
Director of Photography: Nicole Whitaker
Killer in the Caves (Smithsonian Channel)
Camera: Roland Breitschuh, Torbjörn Karvang, Michael Kern, Dr. Rudolf Diesel, Dr. Nickolay Hristov
One Life (National Geographic Wild)
Directors of Photography: Michael Gunton, Martha Holmes
Wild Arabia (Animal Planet)
Cinematographers: John  Aitchison, Susan  Gibson, Ted Giffords, Max Hug-Williams, Jonathan Jones, Justin Maguire, David Mckay, Hugh Miller, Ben Saradzic, Rolf  Steinmann, Toby Strong, Mateo Willi

Outstanding Editing: Documentary and Long Form
First Cousin Once Removed (HBO)
Editor: Alan Berliner
‘Independent Lens,’ Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (PBS)
Editor: Jennifer Fineran; Co-editor: Alison Klayman
‘Independent Lens,’ Detropia (PBS)
Editor: Enat Sidi
‘Independent Lens,’ How to Survive a Plague (PBS)
Editors: Todd Woody Richman, Tyler H. Walk

‘Independent Lens,’ The Waiting Room (PBS)
Editor: Lawrence Lerew
The Imposter (A&E)
Editor: Andrew Hulme

Outstanding Music & Sound
Africa (Discovery Channel)
Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer (HBO)
Wild West (National Geographic Channel)

Outstanding Graphic Design & Art Direction
Big History (H2)
‘Independent Lens,’ Beauty Is Embarrassing (PBS)
Nightline, ‘JFK Remembered’ (ABC)
Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle (PBS)
The Ultimate Guide to the Presidents (History Channel)

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