July 17, 2008

PBS Dominates News and Doc Emmy Nods; 'The War' Captures Six Primetime Noms

PBS swamped the competition with 38 News and Documentary Emmy nods, with P.O.V. snaring six nominations, and the America at a Crossroads project getting five. Among the other traditional doc venues,. National Geographic had 12 nods, and HBO, 10. The awards ceremony, presented by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, takes place September 22 in New York City. For a complete list of all the nominees, click here.

Here's a sampling of some of the News and Documentary nominees:

Outstanding Continuing
Coverage of a News Story-Long Form

CNN Special Investigations Unit / CNN
The War Within
Senior Executive Producer: Mark Nelson
Producer: Andrew Tkach
Post-Production
Producers: John Cooke, Matt Scheibner
Correspondent:
Christiane Amanpour
Managing Editor:
Kathy Slobogin
Executive Director: Jody
Gottlieb

FRONTLINE / PBS
Gangs of Iraq
Executive Producers: Jeff Beiber, David
Fanning
Producer: Marcela Gaviria
Correspondent:
Martin Smith

P.O.V. / PBS
Libby,
Montana

Executive Producer:
Cara Mertes
Producer/Directors: Drury
Gunn Carr, Doug Hawes‑Davis

P.O.V. / PBS
Made in L.A.
Executive Producers:
Sally Jo Fifer, Simon Kilmurry, Cara Mertes
Producer/Director: Almudena
Carracedo
Producer: Robert Bahar

P.O.V. /
PBS
Rain in a Dry Land
Executive Producers: Sally Jo Fifer,
Cara Mertes
Producer/Director:
Anne Makepeace

Outstanding Informational Programming ‑ Long Form

America at
a Crossroads
/ PBS
Operation Homecoming: Writing the
Wartime Experience

Director/Producer:
Richard Robbins
Executive Producers:
Jeff Bieber, Dalton Delan, Tom Yellin

HBO Documentary
Films/HBO
To Die in Jerusalem
Executive Producer: Sheila
Nevins
Producer/Director: Hilla
Medalia
Producers/Executive
Producers: Ed Priddy, John
Priddy
Supervising Producer: Sara
Bernstein

Independent Lens / PBS
Sentenced Home
Executive Producer:
Sally
Jo Fifer
Producer/Directors:
David Grabias, Nicole Newnham

National Geographic Explorer / National Geographic
Inside North Korea
Senior Producer:Kim Woodard
Producer: Peter Yost
Vice President: Kathryn
Davidov

National
Geographic Explorer
/ National Geographic
Inside the Body Trade
Executive Producer:
Jonathan Halperin
Senior Producer:Robert Zakin
Series Producer: Max
Salomon
Producer: Ray Telles

Outstanding Historical
Programming ‑ Long Form

A Distant Shore: African Americans of D‑Day / History Channel
Executive Producers:
Douglas Cohen, Dolores Gavin, Louis Tarantino
Producer: Samuel Dolan

America at
a Crossroads
/ PBS
JIHAD: The Men and Ideas behind Al
Qaeda\

Executive Producers:
Jeff Bieber, Dalton
Delan
Producer/Director:
William Cran

National Geographic Explorer / National
Geographic
China's Secret Mummies
Executive Producer: Jonathan
Halperin
Senior Producer: Robert
Zakin
Series Producer:
Max
Salomon
Producer/Director: David
Shadrack Smith
Producer: Gregory Henry

Nixon:
A Presidency Revealed
/ History Channel
Executive Producer: Susan Werbe
Producer: David
Taylor

Outstanding Arts & Culture Programming

Cinemax Reel Life / Cinemax
What Remains: The Life & Work of
Sally Mann

Executive Producers:
Nick Fraser, Suzanne Georges, Julie
Goldman, Sheila Nevins
Co‑Executive Producers:
Krysanne Katsoolis, Caroline Stevens
Supervising Producer:
Nancy Abraham
Producer/Director:
Steven Cantor
Producers: Daniel Laikind, Mandy Stein, Pax Wassermann

CNN Special
Investigations Unit / CNN
Czar Putin
Senior Executive
Producer: Mark Nelson
Senior Producer:
Ken Shiffman
Producer: Andrew Tkach
Correspondent:
Christiane Amanpour
Managing Editor:
Kathy Slobogin
Executive Director:
Jody Gottlieb
Post Producers:
John Cooke, Matt Scheibner

FRONTLINE / PBS
The Undertaking
Executive Producers:
David Fanning, Michael Sullivan
Producers/Directors:
Miri Navasky, Karen O'Conner

VH1 Rock Doc / VH1
NY77: The Coolest Year in Hell
Executive Producers:
Brad Abramson, Jeremy Amar, Nanette
Burstein, Michael Hirschorn, Shelly Tatro
Supervising Producer:
Warren Cohen
Director: Henry Corra

Best Documentary

America at
a Crossroads
/ PBS
Operation Homecoming: Writing the
Wartime Experience

Director/Producer:
Richard Robbins
Series Executive
Producers: Jeff Bieber, Dalton Delan

Cinemax Reel Life / Cinemax
Two Hands
Executive Producers: Darrell Friedman, Carolen Herst, Douglas
Herst, Sheila Nevins
Supervising Producer:
John Hoffman
Producer/Director:
Nathaniel Kahn
Producer: Susan Behr

Cinemax Reel Life / Cinemax
What Remains: The Life & Work of
Sally Mann

Executive Producers:
Nick Fraser, Suzanne Georges, Julie
Goldman, Sheila Nevins
Co‑Executive
Producers: Krysanne Katsoolis,
Caroline Stevens
Supervising Producer:
Nancy Abraham
Producer/Director:
Steven Cantor
Producers: Daniel Laikind, Mandy Stein, Pax Wassermann

HBO Documentary
Films/HBO
To Die in Jerusalem
Executive Producer: Sheila
Nevins
Producer/Director: Hilla
Medalia
Producers/Executive
Producers: Ed Priddy, John
Priddy
Supervising Producer: Sara
Bernstein

Independent Lens / PBS
Billy Strayhorn: Lush Life
Producer/Director:
Robert Levi
Producers: Joshua
Blum, George Seminara
Executive Producer:
Sally Jo Fifer

The
Killer Within
/Discovery Times
Executive Producer: Andrea Meditch
Producer: Sandra Itkoff
Co‑Producer: Leonard Cox
Director: Macky Alston

P.O.V./ PBS
Following Sean
Executive Producers: Steve Leiber, Steve Wax
Producer/Director:
Ralph Arlyck
Producer: Malcolm Pullinger
Co‑Director: Simon
Kilmurry

 

The Prime Time Emmy nominations were announced today out of the Burbank, Calif. headquarters for the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Among the nonfiction leaders, The War, Ken Burns and Lynn Novick's 17-hour opus on World War II, earned nods for directing editing, writing, sound editing and sound mixing, while Tricia Regen's Autism: The Musical and Ira Glass' This American Life received four nominations each and Original Productions/Discovery Channel's Deadliest Catch reeled in four. For a complete list of the nods, click here. Below is a
sampling of some of the nonfiction nominees:

Outstanding Nonfiction Special

AFI's 100 Years...100 Movies - 10th Anniversary Edition • CBS • An AFI Production in association with the Gary Smith Company
Gary Smith, Executive Producer
Frederick S. Pierce, Executive Producer for AFI
Dann Netter, Producer
Bob Gazzale, Producer

Alive Day Memories: Home From Iraq • HBO • Attaboy Films in association with
HBO Documentary Films
Sheila Nevins, Executive Producer
James Gandolfini, Executive Producer
Alexandra Ryan, Co-Executive Producer
Sara Bernstein, Supervising Producer
Ellen Goosenberg Kent, Produced By
Jon Alpert, Produced By
Matthew O'Neill, Produced By

Autism: The Musical • HBO •
Bunim-Murray Productions and In Effect Films in association with HBO
Documentary Films
Jonathan Murray, Executive Producer
Janet Grillo, Executive Producer
Kristen Stills, Executive Producer
Nancy Abraham, Senior Producer
Perrin Chiles, Producer
Tricia Regan, Producer
Sasha Alpert, Producer

Pioneers Of Television - Late Night: Johnny, Jack, Steve, And Mer/PBS Boettcher/Trinklein Inc.

Steven J. Boettcher, Producer

Michael J. Trinklein, Producer

The Pixar Story • Starz • Leslie
Iwerks Productions
Leslie Iwerks, Producer

Outstanding Nonfiction Series

American Masters • PBS • American Masters is produced for PBS by Thirteen/WNET New York
Susan Lacy, Executive Producer
Prudence Glass, Series Producer
Julie Sacks, Supervising Producer
Jim Brown, Produced By
Michael Cohl, Produced By
William Eigen, Produced By

Biography • Biography Channel • Produced by Corridor
Group Productions Inc. for Bio
Gregory Hall, Executive Producer
Peter Tarshis, Executive Producer for Biography
Barbara Hall, Producer

Deadliest Catch • Discovery Channel •
Original Productions, Inc. in association with Discovery Channel
Thom Beers, Executive Producer
Paul Gasek, Executive Producer
Jeff Conroy, Co-Executive Producer
Tracy Rudolph, Co-Executive Producer
Matt Renner, Series Producer
Lisa Tanzer, Supervising Producer
Ethan Prochnik, Senior Producer

Inside The Actors Studio • Bravo •
A co-production of The Actors Studio, Bravo, In The Moment Productions
James Lipton, Executive Producer
Frances Berwick, Executive Producer
Christian Barcellos, Executive Producer
Sabrina Fodor, Produced By
Jeff Wurtz, Produced By

This American Life • Showtime •
Showtime Presents in association with Chicago Public Radio, Killer Films, Inc.,
Left/Right, Inc.
The Producing Team

Exceptional Merit In Nonfiction Filmmaking

Oswald's Ghost (American Experience)/PBS WGBH Educational Foundation, American Experience
Mark Samels, Executive Producer

Sharon Grimberg, Senior Producer

Robert Stone, Producer

Walt Whitman (American Experience) • PBS • WGBH
Educational Foundation, American Experience
Mark Samels, Executive Producer
Sharon Grimberg, Senior Producer
Mark Zwonitzer, Producer

White Light/Black Rain • HBO •
Farallon Films in association with HBO Documentary Films
Steven Okazaki, Producer