60 Minutes, Vice News Tonight Are Most-Nominated Programs For This Year’s 40th Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards

By A.J. Katz 

The 2019 News & Documentary Emmy nominations were announced today, and PBS once again leads the way, earning a whopping 47 nominations (two more than last year).

CBS followed with 33, while HBO came in a close third, with 32 nominations…10 more than last year.

HBO has the most Prime Time Emmy nominations this year.


Nice 2019 for the premium cable outlet, on both the entertainment and the news sides.

60 Minutes leads all news programs with 23 News & Documentary nominations. HBO’s Vice News earned 19 nominations, 18 of those nominations were for HBO’s nightly newscast Vice News Tonight.

This represents the second consecutive year that Vice News Tonight is the most nominated nightly newscast – beating every other nightly news show from a major TV network. Last year, the newscast was the most awarded nightly newscast at the Emmy’s, garnering nine nominations.

The 18 nominations is even more extraordinary considering the show was canceled last month, and will officially come to an end when HBO’s deal with Vice expires in September.

Vice News Tonight ep Madeleine Haeringer was overjoyed when she learned the news. TVNewser obtained her internal note to staff:


I am incredibly proud to announce that VICE News has landed a staggering 19 NOMINATIONS for this year’s 40th Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards, more than doubling our total from last year.

For the second year in a row, VICE News Tonight is the most nominated nightly newscast beating every other nightly show on a major network.

The nominations, across twelve different categories, truly show the breadth of creativity and coverage of our work. It’s a testament to the grit, determination, and unwavering fellowship of the news team that for three years in a row, VICE News Tonight has not only stood shoulder to shoulder with the giants of news, but outright beaten them.

So thank you and well done,


Following CBS and HBO are CNN U.S. (15), ABC (13), The New York Times (12), Univision (10), NBC (9), MSNBC (5), Telemundo (5), CNN International (5), Al Jazeera (2), BBC World News (2), CNN en Español (2), The Weather Channel (1), Fox News (its first-ever…Chris Wallace‘s interview with Vladimir Putin), Newsy (1), CNN’s Great Big Story (1), and more.

NBC News/MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell is receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences on Sept. 24, for what has been a 50-year career covering domestic and international news for NBC News.

*The photo above is from VICE News Tonight’s three-time Emmy-nominated special episode Walking to America. (Jika Gonzalez / VICE News Tonight on HBO)