The 33rd News and Documentary Emmy Awards were handed out last night in New York City. PBS led all networks with nine awards thanks to its documentary programming, while ABC and CBS News tied for seven awards each. NBC News took home three Emmys, CNN and CNN/I, Discovery Channel and HBO each took home two, with Nat Geo Channel, Science Channel, Showtime and The NY Times all taking home one Emmy.
Among the notable winners: ABC’s “Nightline” and CBS’ “60 Minutes” each took home five Emmys, leading their respective networks. ABC won Emmys for its Solyndra investigation, as well as Christiane Amanpour’s interview with Gadhafi. Over the last three years, ABC News had won a combined four Emmys, so the seven this year are a big deal for the organization. CBS won an Emmy for its “Fast and Furious” investigative work. CNN won for “AC360″‘s bullying special and the network’s coverage of the Mubarak stepping down in Egypt. NBC won for its “Education Nation” summit and Bob Costas’ devastating interview with Jerry Sandusky on “Rock Center.”
Univision’s Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas were given lifetime achievement awards.