In a repeat of 2015, PBS was the single biggest winner tonight, with CBS right behind in second place, to more than dwarf all other competitors at the 37th News and Documentary Emmy Awards, handed out tonight at the Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York City.
Public Broadcasting took home 14 statuettes, the majority for Frontline, which won seven Emmys, with the terrorism focused episodes “ISIS in Afghanistan” and “My Brother’s Bomber” taking two apiece. The odds were with PBS of course, as the channel had a sizable 54 nominations total this year.
Similarly, the the odds were with CBS and its 17 nominations. The Eye network led broadcast networks with seven Emmys, the majority for 60 Minutes‘, with terror related “A Crime Against Humanity,” about the deadly sarin nerve gas attack in Syria winning twice, and “The Paris Attacks” winning once.
NBC wasn’t able to replicate its fairly successful third place 2015, landing only 2 wins. Instead, tied for third place were ABC and CNN with 4 Emmys each.
Documentarian Stanley Nelson, founder of Firelight Media, took home the Lifetime Achievement Award, which was presented to him by Bill Moyers.