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PBS Nominated for 46 News & Documentary Emmys®

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POV "Thank You For Playing" photo - Ryan Green plays with his son Joel in a scene from his video game “That Dragon, Cancer." Courtesy of Malika Zouhali-Worrall

 

On July 25, 2017 The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) announced the nominees for the 38th Annual News & Documentary Emmy® Awards, for which PBS programs received 46 nominations, the most earned by any organization. The awards honor programming distributed during the 2016 calendar year. 

PBS programs receiving multiple nominations include FRONTLINE (12), POV (11), INDEPENDENT LENS (10), NATURE (3) and PBS NewsHour (2). A complete list of PBS nominations is below. 

"Americans are searching for programs that explore new ideas and perspectives, and they’re finding them on public television,” said Paula Kerger, PBS President and CEO. “We are proud to work alongside an extraordinary group of producers who present content that educates, engages and inspires. Congratulations to our colleagues for receiving the most News & Documentary Emmy nominations of any organization. These nominations affirm public media’s vital role in presenting meaningful content and creating a space for civil discourse."

The awards will be presented on October 5, 2017 during a ceremony at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York City. To see the full list of nominees, please visit http://emmyonline.com/news_38th_nominations.  

PBS also congratulates fellow public television nominees, NETA, for earning nods for Symphony of the Soil and Munich ’72 and Beyond and World, for earning nods for Doc World and America ReFramed (2). These nominations bring the total number of Public Television nominations to 51.

PBS Nominees

A YEAR IN SPACE
- Outstanding Science and Technology Documentary

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE "The Mine Wars"
- Outstanding Research

ARMED IN AMERICA Town Halls: Two Night Special: Police and Guns, Faith and Guns
- Outstanding News Special

BLACK AMERICA SINCE MLK: AND STILL I RISE
- Outstanding Historical Documentary

FORCES OF NATURE
- Outstanding Cinematography: Documentary

FRONTLINE "The Education of Omarina"
- Outstanding Feature Story in a Newsmagazine

FRONTLINE "Chasing Heroin"
- Outstanding Social Issue Documentary

FRONTLINE "Policing the Police"
- Outstanding Social Issue Documentary

FRONTLINE "Yemen Under Siege"
- Outstanding Continuing Coverage of a News Story in a Newsmagazine
- Best Story in a Newsmagazine

FRONTLINE "Children of Syria"
- Outstanding Current Affairs Documentary
- Best Documentary

FRONTLINE "Confronting ISIS"
- Outstanding Current Affairs Documentary

FRONTLINE "The Secret History of ISIS"
- Outstanding Investigative Documentary

FRONTLINE "The Choice 2016"
- Outstanding Politics and Government Documentary
- Outstanding Promotional Announcement

FRONTLINE "The Fantasy Sports Gamble"
- Outstanding Business and Economic Documentary

INDEPENDENT LENS "Autism in Love"
- Outstanding Social Issue Documentary

INDEPENDENT LENS "The Armor of Light"
- Outstanding Social Issue Documentary

INDEPENDENT LENS "Best of Enemies"
- Outstanding Historical Documentary

INDEPENDENT LENS "Dogtown Redemption"
- Outstanding Business and Economic Documentary

INDEPENDENT LENS "In Football We Trust"
- Outstanding Business and Economic Documentary

INDEPENDENT LENS "No Más Bebés"
- Outstanding Historical Documentary

INDEPENDENT LENS "Meet the Patels"
- Outstanding Arts & Culture Documentary

INDEPENDENT LENS "(T)ERROR"
- Outstanding Investigative Documentary

INDEPENDENT LENS “Welcome to Leith”
- Best Documentary

INDEPENDENT LENS “Wilhemina’s War”
- Outstanding Politics and Government Documentary

NATURE "Giraffes: Africa’s Gentle Giants"
- Outstanding Nature Documentary

NATURE "Super Hummingbirds"
- Outstanding Nature Documentary
- Outstanding Cinematography: Documentary

NOVA "Great Human Odyssey"
- Outstanding Science and Technology Programming

PBS NEWSHOUR
- Outstanding News Special for “Questions for President Obama: A NewsHour Special”
- Outstanding Science, Medical and Environmental Report for “The End of AIDS?”

POV "Iris"
- Outstanding Arts & Culture Programming

POV "Thank You For Playing"
- Outstanding Arts & Culture Programming
- Best Documentary
- Outstanding Editing: Documentary

POV “The Return”
- Outstanding Current Affairs Documentary

POV “What Tomorrow Brings”
- Outstanding Current Affairs Documentary

POV “Hooligan Sparrow”
- Outstanding Politics and Government Documentary
- Outstanding Editing: Documentary

POV "The Look of Silence”
- Outstanding Investigative Documentary
- Best Documentary

POV “Kingdom of Shadows”
- Outstanding Business and Economic Documentary

SOUNDBREAKING: STORIES FROM THE CUTTING EDGE OF RECORDED MUSIC
- Outstanding Music & Sound

SPILLOVER – ZIKA, EBOLA & BEYOND
- Outstanding Graphic Design and Art Direction