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NOMINEES ANNOUNCED FOR THE 41ST ANNUAL NEWS & DOCUMENTARY EMMY® AWARDS

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Honorees in More Than 40+ Categories to be Live-Streamed
In Two Ceremonies on September 21sh & 22nd

NEW YORK (AUGUST 6, 2020) – Nominations for the 41th Annual News and Documentary Emmy® Awards were announced today by The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS). 

The awards will be presented in two individual ceremonies:

News Categories – Monday, September 21st, 2020 at 8 p.m. EDT
Documentary Categories – Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020 at 8 p.m. EDT

Each ceremony will be streamed live on NATAS’ dedicated viewing platform powered by Vimeo, available on the web at watch.theemmys.tv and via The Emmys® apps for iOS, tvOS, Android, FireTV, and Roku (full list at apps.theemmys.tv).

“As we continue to innovate and honor the best in our industry, we are for the first time honoring our news and documentary communities with distinct ceremonies,” said Adam Sharp, President & CEO, NATAS.  “We will honor those professionals that consistently deliver crucial, clear and factual reporting so critical during these unprecedented times. In light of the ongoing pandemic, the events will build on the success of our live Daytime creative arts ceremonies and upcoming Sports Emmys, and be similarly presented with hosts, recipients and other special guests appearing from home and other distributed locations.”

The 41st. Annual News & Documentary Emmy® Awards honor programming content from more than 2000 submissions that originally premiered in calendar-year 2019, judged by a pool of 875 peer professionals from across the television and streaming/digital media News & Documentary industry.

The complete list of nominees is also available on the National Television Academy’s website: theemmys.tv

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ABOUT NATAS
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) is a service organization dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of television and the promotion of creative leadership for artistic, educational, and technical achievements within the television industry. It recognizes excellence in television with the coveted Emmy® Awards for News & Documentary, Sports, and Daytime television programming, as well as achievements in television Technology & Engineering. NATAS membership consists of more than 18,000 broadcast and media professionals represented in 19 regional chapters across the United States Beyond awards, NATAS provides extensive educational programs through its Foundation, including regional and national scholarships and Student Production Awards.

PRESS: NYC
Paul Pillitteri ppillitteri@emmyonline.tv
PRESS: LA
B. Harlan Boll harlan@bhbpr.com

The numerical breakdown, by media entities, as compiled by the independent accountancy firm of Lutz and Carr, LLP, follows:

Over-the-Air, Cable, Satellite and Internet Broadcast Nominees

PBS48 CNN en Español3
CNN30 A&E2
HBO27 Hulu2
Univision18 Vice TV2
CBS17 Vox2
Netflix15 The Wall Street Journal2
The New York Times14 Discovery Channel1
NBC12 Discovery Networks Latin America / US Hispanic      1
ABC9 First Look Media1
FX Networks9 Fusion1
Al Jazeera International USA6 Investigation Discovery1
MSNBC5 The Intercept1
National Geographic5 The Marshall Project1
Showtime5 Newsy1
Smithsonian Channel5 OWN1
Telemundo5 Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting1
VOD5 Science Channel1
Starz4 The Washington Post1
BBC America3   

Regional Nominees

*Awards presented in these categories are not Emmy Awards, but rather a form of special national recognition given to outstanding regional news reports. Award recipients in the regional reporting categories receive crystal pillars rather than Emmy statues.

KNXV-TV1 WJXT-TV1
KSTP-TV1 WLWT-TV1
KWEX-DT1 WRAL-TV1
WBFF-TV1 WVLT-TV1
WBBM-TV1 WXIA-TV1

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