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'Armadillo,' 'Better This World' and 'Enemies of the People' Nominated for News and Doc Emmy Awards

Photo of Alison Willmore By Alison Willmore | Indiewire July 12, 2012 at 12:48PM

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the nominations for the 33rd Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards this morning. Among the nominees are docs "Armadillo," which received four nods and "The Battle for Marjah," "Better This World" and "Enemies of the People," which each received three.
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'Armadillo'
PBS 'Armadillo'

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the nominations for the 33rd Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards this morning. Among the nominees are docs "Armadillo," which received four nods and "The Battle for Marjah," "Better This World" and "Enemies of the People," which each received three.

With 43 nominations overall, CBS is on top this year thanks in large part to "60 Minutes," while PBS came in a close second with 37. NBC, ABC and HBO also received double-digit nominations.

The awards ceremony will take place Monday, October 1 at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York City. Select categories are listed below -- for the full list of nominees, check out the Emmy Awards site.

'Enemies of the People'
PBS 'Enemies of the People'

BEST DOCUMENTARY

HBO Documentary Films (HBO): "How to Die in Oregon"
Producer/Director: Peter Richardson
Executive Producers: Melody Korenbrot, Sheila Nevins

POV (PBS): "Armadillo"
Director: Janus Metz
Producer: Sara Stockmann
Executive Producer: Simon Kilmurry
Co‑Executive Producer: Cynthia Lopez
Series Producer: Yance Ford
VP, Programming and Production: Chris White
Coordinating Producer: Andrew Catauro

POV (PBS): "Better This World"
Directors: Kelly Duane de la Vega, Katie Galloway
Executive Producers: Sally Jo Fifer, Simon Kilmurry
Co‑Executive Producer: Cynthia Lopez
Series Producer: Yance Ford
VP, Programming and Production: Chris White
Coordinating Producer: Andrew Catauro

POV (PBS): "Enemies of the People"
Directors: Rob Lemkin, Thet Sambath
Executive Producer: Simon Kilmurry, Sandra Whipham
Co‑Executive Producer: Cynthia Lopez
Series Producer: Yance Ford
VP, Programming and Production: Chris White
Coordinating Producer: Andrew Catauro

POV (PBS): "Last Train Home"
Director: Lixin Fan
Executive Producers: Sally Jo Fifer, Stephen Gong, Simon Kilmurry
Co‑Executive Producer: Cynthia Lopez
Series Producer: Yance Ford
VP, Programming and Production: Chris White
Coordinating Producer: Andrew Catauro

'The Battle for Marjah'
HBO 'The Battle for Marjah'

OUTSTANDING CONTINUING COVERAGE OF A NEWS STORY – LONG FORM

FRONTLINE (PBS): "Wikisecrets"
Director/Producer Marcela Gaviria
Executive Producer: David Fanning
Senior Series Producer Raney Aronson‑Rath
Producer/Correspondent Martin Smith

HBO Documentary Films (HBO): "The Battle For Marjah"
Director: Anthony Wonke
Producer Ben Anderson
Executive Producer: Guy Davies, Sheila Nevins
Senior Producer Nancy Abraham

Independent Lens (PBS): "Bhutto"
Director/Producer Duane Baughman
Producers Mark Siegel, Arleen Sorkin
Executive Producer: Sally Jo Fifer
Senior Series Producer Lois Vossen

NOVA (PBS): "Engineering Ground Zero"
Producer/Director: David Shadrack Smith
Executive Producers: Anthony Cicatiello, Timothy Smith
Senior Executive Producer: Paula S. Apsell
Senior Producer Terri Randall
Senior Series Producer Melanie Wallace
Co‑Producers Tennaly Fortier, Jeff Seelbach

POV (PBS): "Armadillo"
Director: Janus Metz
Producer Sara Stockmann
Executive Producer: Simon Kilmurry
Co‑Executive Producer: Cynthia Lopez
Series Producer Yance Ford
VP, Programming and Production Chris White
Coordinating Producer Andrew Catauro

POV (PBS): "Where Soldiers Come From"
Director/Producer Heather Courtney
Executive Producers: Sally Jo Fifer, Simon Kilmurry
Co‑Executive Producer: Cynthia Lopez
Series Producer Yance Ford
VP, Programming and Production Chris White
Coordinating Producer Andrew Catauro

'Better This World'
PBS 'Better This World'

OUTSTANDING INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM – LONG FORM

Dan Rather Reports (HDNet): "A National Disgrace"
Executive Producer: Wayne Nelson
Senior Producer Elliot Kirschner
Producer Sari Aviv
Director: Steve Tyler
Correspondent Dan Rather

FRONTLINE (PBS): "A Perfect Terrorist"
Executive Producer: David Fanning
Senior Producer Elliot Kirschner
Senior Series Producer Raney Aronson‑Rath
Producer/Director: Thomas Jennings
Correspondent Sabastian Rotella

FRONTLINE (PBS): "The Anthrax Files"
Executive Producer: David Fanning
Director/Producer Michael Kirk
Producer/Reporters Jim Gilmore, Mike Wiser

HBO Documentary Films (HBO): "Marathon Boy"
Producer/Director: Gemma Atwal
Producer Matt Norman
Executive Producers: Alan Hayling, Sheila Nevins
Senior Producer Lisa Heller

POV (PBS): "Better This World"
Directors: Kelly Duane de la Vega, Katie Galloway
Executive Producers: Sandra Whipham, Sally Jo Fifer, Simon Kilmurry
Co‑Executive Producer: Cynthia Lopez
Series Producer Yance Ford
VP, Programming and Production Chris White
Coordinating Producer Andrew Catauro

POV (PBS): "Enemies of the People"
Directors: Rob Lemkin, Thet Sambath
Executive Producer: Simon Kilmurry
Co‑Executive Producer: Cynthia Lopez
Series Producer Yance Ford
VP, Programming and Production Chris White
Coordinating Producer Andrew Catauro

'Page One: Inside the New York Times'
History Channel 'Page One: Inside the New York Times'

OUTSTANDING INFORMATIONAL PROGRAMMING – LONG FORM

"9/11: Heroes of the 88th Floor" (TLC)
Executive Producers: John Smithson, Julian Ware
Producer Tamara Rosenberg

"Brick City" (Sundance)
Executive Producers/Directors: Marc Levin, Mark Benjamin
Executive Producers: Sarah Barnett, Michael Klein, Evan Shapiro, Forest Whitaker

HBO Documentary Films (HBO): "Poster Girl"
Producer/Director: Sara Nesson
Producer Mitchell Block
Executive Producer: Sheila Nevins
Supervising Producer Sara Bernstein

"Page One: Inside the New York Times" (History Channel)
Producer/Director: Andrew Rossi
Producers Josh Braun, David Hand, Kate Novak, Alan Oxman, Adam Schlesinger
Executive Producers: Daniel Pine, Daniel Stern

POV (PBS): "Mugabe and the White African"
Directors: Lucy Bailey, Andrew Thompson
Producer Elizabeth Morgan Hemlock
Line Producer Alice Henty
Executive Producer: Simon Kilmurry
Co‑Executive Producer: Cynthia Lopez
Series Producer Yance Ford
VP, Programming and Production Chris White
Coordinating Producer Andrew Catauro

"The Tillman Story" (Showtime)
Director: Amir Bar‑Lev
Producer John Battsek
Co‑Producer Caitrin Rogers
Executive Producer: Molly Thompson

'Reagan'
HBO 'Reagan'

OUTSTANDING HISTORICAL PROGRAMMING – LONG FORM

HBO Documentary Films (HBO): "Reagan"
Producer/Director: Eugene Jarecki
Producer Kathleen Fournier
Executive Producers: Nick Frasier, Sheila Nevins
Senior Producer Lisa Heller
Co‑Producers Melinda Shopsin, Christopher St. John

HBO Documentary Films (HBO): "The Strange History of Don't Ask, Don't Tell"
Director/Producers Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato
Producers Mona Card, Gabriel Rotello
Executive Producer: Sheila Nevins
Supervising Producer Jacqueline Glover

Independent Lens (PBS): "A Film Unfinished"
Director/Producer Yael Hersonski
Producers Itay Ken‑Tor, Noemi Schory
Executive Producer: Sally Jo Fifer
Senior Series Producer Lois Vossen

National Geographic Explorer (National Geographic Channel): "Hitler's G.I. Death Camp"
Director: Steven Hoggard
Executive Producer: Char Serwa
Producer Daphna Rubin
Field Producer Alison Sargent
Senior Vice President, Production Michael Cascio

Rising: Rebuilding Ground Zero (Discovery Channel): "Stories from the Pile"
Executive Producers: Deborah Adler Myers, Christo Doyle, Justin Falvey, Danny Forster, Darryl Frank, Jonathan Hock, Bill Hunt, Vincent Kralyevich, Kristine Sabat, Steven Spielberg
Producers Mark E. Breeze, Christopher Cassel, Jessica Conway, Zaida Espada, Kaitlyn McIntyre

'Last Train Home'
PBS 'Last Train Home'

OUTSTANDING BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC REPORTING – LONG FORM

National Geographic Explorer (National Geographic Channel): "Marijuana Gold Rush"
Producer/Director: Marc Shaffer
Executive Producer: Robert Zakin
Co‑Producers Gabriel Garza, Brook Holson

POV (PBS): "Last Train Home"
Director: Lixin Fan
Executive Producers: Sally Jo Fifer, Stephen Gong, Simon Kilmurry
Co‑Executive Producer: Cynthia Lopez
Series Producer Yance Ford
VP, Programming and Production Chris White
Coordinating Producer Andrew Catauro

Vanguard (Current TV): "Sex, Lies, and Cigarettes"
Executive Producer: Adam Yamaguchi
Senior Executive Producer: Jim Fraenkel
Producers Jeffrey Plunkett, Alex Simmons
Correspondent Christof Putzel

'A Matter of Taste: Serving Up Paul Liebrandt'
HBO 'A Matter of Taste: Serving Up Paul Liebrandt'

OUTSTANDING ARTS & CULTURE PROGRAMMING

HBO Documentary Films (HBO): "A Matter of Taste: Serving Up Paul Liebrandt"
Producer/Director: Sally Rowe
Producers Rachel Mills, Alan Oxman
Executive Producers: Benjamin Breen, Sheila Nevins
Co‑Producer Amy Foote

Independent Lens (PBS): "The Desert of Forbidden Art"
Director/Producers Tchavdar Georgiev, Amanda Pope
Executive Producer: Sally Jo Fifer
Senior Series Producer Lois Vossen

Independent Lens (PBS): "The Woodmans"
Director/Producer C. Scott Willis
Executive Producer: Sally Jo Fifer
Senior Series Producer Lois Vossen
Producers Neil Barrett, Jeff Werner

Planet Rock (VH1): "The Story of Hip Hop and the Crack Generation"
Producer/Directors: Richard Lowe, Martin Torgoff
Executive Producers: Brad Abramson, Ice‑T, Stephen Mintz, Jeff Olde, Shelly Tatro
Coordinating Producer Pam Widener

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