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August 6, 2020

The WNET Group Receives Eight News & Documentary Emmy Award Nominations

Today the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) announced the 41st annual News & Documentary Emmy Award nominations. The WNET Group received eight nominations overall.

Nature received three nominations:

  • Okavango: River of Dreams – Paradise and The Serengeti Rules were both nominated in the “Outstanding Cinematography: Documentary” category.
  • The Serengeti Rules was also nominated in the “Outstanding Nature Documentary” category.

American Masters – Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am received three nominations in the “Outstanding Arts & Culture Documentary,” “Outstanding Music Composition” and “Outstanding Research” categories.

PBS NewsHour “Warnings from Antarctica” is nominated in “Outstanding Science, Medical or Environmental Report” category. This was a collaboration between PBS NewsHour and The WNET Group’s multi-platform initiative Peril and Promise: The Challenge of Climate Change.

Another PBS NewsHour nomination was the four-part series “Inside the Honduran Migrant Crisis” in the “Outstanding Continuing Coverage of a News Story in a Newscast. The second installment of the series was produced by The WNET Group’s PBS NewsHour Weekend team.

Overall, PBS leads the nomination pack with 48 nominations, including programs FRONTLINE (15); Independent Lens (8); POV (8); PBS NewsHour (7); NOVA (3); College Behind Bars; 8 Days: To the Moon and Back; and When Whales Walked: Journeys in Deep Time.

Awards will be presented in two separate ceremonies:

  • News Categories – Monday, September 21, 2020 at 8pm
  • Documentary Categories – Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 8pm
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