60 Minutes, Frontline, AC360, Nightly News Among Emmy Nominees

By A.J. Katz 

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Nominations for the 37th Annual News and Documentary Emmy® Awards were announced today by The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

PBS leads the way with a total of 54 nominations, led by 18 for Frontline. CBS News follows with 37 nominations, including 26 for 60 Minutes, the most-nominated program. NBC News received 14 nominations, headlined by 6 for NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt and 5 for Dateline.  ABC News scored 11 noms, 5 of which were for Nightline. Univision earned 7, including 2 for Aqui y Ahora.

Over on cable news, CNN received 13 News & Doc Emmys nominations, 4 of which were for Anderson Cooper 360. CNN en Español earned an additional 2 noms, giving CNN Worldwide a total of 15. The now-defunct Al Jazeera America garnered 10 noms, BBC World News earned 4, and MSNBC scored a nomination for All in With Chris Hayes – ‘Back to Baltimore’.

Fusion also received a single News and Documentary Emmy Award nomination for Prison Kids: A Crime Against America’s Children. The feature documentary, produced by the network’s investigative team, was nominated in the “Outstanding Informational Programming: Long Form” category.

The News & Documentary Emmys will be presented on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016 at Lincoln Center in New York.

The chart below shows a numerical breakdown by media entity:

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

PBS 54 CCTV America 1
CBS 37 Direct TV Audience 1
HBO 19 Discovery Channel 1
CNN 13 Fusion 1
ABC 11 Guardian US 1
Al Jazeera America 10 Investigation Discovery 1
The New York Times 9 The Intercept 1
Univision 7 International Consortium of Investigative Journalists 1
Telemundo 6 MSNBC 1
BBC World News 4 National Geographic Wild 1
Smithsonian Channel 3 National Geographic/ Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism 1
Center for Investigative Reporting 2 National Geographic Magazine 1
CNN en Español 2 Newsy 1
National Geographic Channel 2 Online 1
American Heroes Channel 1 Stanford Medicine Magazine 1
BBC America 1 Showtime 1