As is typically the case, PBS dominated the nominations for News and Documentary Emmy Awards announced today. The pubcaster grabbed 54 noms — three fewer than last year’s haul — fueled by 18 for Frontline and eight apiece for its Independent Lens and Nature series. CBS more than doubled its nearest network rival with 37, driven as usual by 60 Minutes, which leads all programs with 26 noms. It also topped the field last year with 29.
HBO leads the cable field with 19 noms, all going to HBO Documentary Films. The No. 2 cable net noms-wise doesn’t even exist anymore: Al Jazeera America racked up 10. Meanwhile, NBC Nightly News tripled its network newscast rivals, scooping a half-dozen noms. On the print side, The New York Times dominated with nine nominations.
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences will dole out its News & Doc Emmy statuettes in 46 categories during its awards ceremony on September 21 at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P Rose Hall in Manhattan.
Click here for the complete list of nominees for the 37th annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards, and here is the noms breakdown by network and publication: