News documentaries

December 11, 2015
Vice Chairman for News

‘After Tiller’, ‘American Promise, ’ ‘Big Men’ Receive Multiple Nominations, Including Best Documentary; POV Digital Receives First Nomination for an Interactive Documentary

Winners to Be Announced Sept. 28, 2015 in New York

New York, NY — July 22, 2015 —, American television’s longest-running independent documentary series, has received 13 nominations for the 2015 News & Documentary Emmy® Awards, it was announced today by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. POV came in second to CBS’ 60 Minutes in series nominations. Three POV films, , and, were nominated for Best Documentary. POV Digital received nominations for an interactive documentary and for a series of animated shorts (. Other nominated POV films are, and .

“We’re thrilled by the recognition of independent filmmakers in these nominations, ” said Chris White, Executive Producer of POV. “It is a testament to the passion and persistence of these gifted storytellers, who have devoted years of their lives to present the most compelling and artfully crafted contemporary stories — stories known for their intimacy, timeliness and timelessness.”

To date, POV films have won 32 Emmy® Awards, 18 Peabody Awards, 12 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards, three Academy Awards®, the first-ever George Polk Documentary Film Award and the Prix Italia. The POV series has been honored with a Special News & Documentary Emmy Award for Excellence in Television Documentary Filmmaking, two IDA Awards for Best Continuing Series and the NALIP Award for Corporate Commitment to Diversity. In 2013, POV received a MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions.

Outstanding Coverage of a Current News Story — Long Form

  • — Directors/Producers: Martha Shane, Lana Wilson; Executive Producers: Simon Kilmurry, Diane Max, Regina K. Scully; Co-Executive Producer: Cynthia López; Vice President, Programming & Production: Chris White
  • — Directors/Producers: Joe Brewster, Michèle Stephenson; Executive Producers: Dan Cogan, Sally Jo Fifer, Simon Kilmurry; Co-Executive Producer: Cynthia López; Vice President, Programming & Production: Chris White

Outstanding Informational Programming — Long Form

  • — Director/Producer: Qi Zhao; Producer: Lixin Fan; Executive Producers: Sally Jo Fifer, Michelle Ho, Simon Kilmurry, Peter Wintonick; Co-Executive Producer: Cynthia López; Vice President, Programming and Production: Chris White
  • — Director/Producer: Jason DaSilva; Producer: Alice Cook; Executive Producers: Lydia Dean Pilcher, Sally Jo Fifer, Simon Kilmurry, Yael Melamede, Stanley Nelson, Peter Starr; Co-Executive Producer: Cynthia López; Vice President, Programming & Production: Chris White
Source: www.pbs.org
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