Nominations for the 36th Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards were announced Wednesday by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, with PBS leading the pack with 57 nominations.
The PBS nominations include one for “PBS NewsHour” segment “Senegal’s Child Beggars” in the category of outstanding feature story in a regularly scheduled newscast and its segment “Impossible Choice” for hard news report in a regularly scheduled newscast. CBS followed with 44 nominations, including 29 for “60 Minutes,” which swept the outstanding writing category.
“Our mandate is to award excellence, and these nominations honor the men and women in broadcast journalism who excel at keeping us informed, often at the risk of their own lives,” said NATAS president Bob Mauro. “Technological innovation is disrupting old business models while creating incredible opportunities to innovate. It’s an exciting time to be in the news business, and we are proud to honor those who are doing excellent work while pushing the profession to change and grow.”
The 36th annual News & Documentary Emmy honors programming that aired during the 2014 calendar year. The ceremony will be held Sept. 28 at Lincoln Center’s David Geffen Hall.
“Now in its 36th year, the News & Documentary Emmy Awards continues its mission of honoring the documentary films, news reports, and multimedia projects that exemplify the best of broadcast journalism,” said David Winn, senior VP of the News & Documentary Emmy Awards. “In addition we are extremely pleased to be presenting this year’s Emmy Awards at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts’ David Geffen Hall, one of the crown jewels of culture in New York City.”
The full list of nominees is available on NATAS’ website.