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Tribeca Film Institute Alums, PBS ‘POV’ Docs Land Emmy Nominations

Tribeca Film Institute Alums, PBS 'POV' Docs Land Emmy Nominations

Four documentary projects incubated by the Tribeca Film Institute, along with a whole host of independently-produced documentaries broadcast as part of the PBSPOV” series, have received nominations for the 35th annual News and Documentary Awards. Organized by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the News and Documentary Awards are the nonfiction equivalent to the Primetime and Daytime Emmy Award Shows.

PBS scored a total of 43 nominations across all categories — including TFI All Access alumni Angad Singh Bhalla, whose project “Herman’s House” was broadcast as part of the PBS independent documentary series “POV” and is now nominated in the category of “Outstanding Arts and Culture Programming.” “Hollow: An Interactive Documentary,” “Gideon’s Army,” and “The World Before Her,” also made by TFI alumni, are up for awards this year as well.

Michael Apted’s most recent installment in the “Up” documentary series, “56 Up,” also received a nomination for Best Interview.

To view this year’s nominees in the documentary-centered categories, see below. For the complete list of nominations, visit the Emmy site.

Best Documentary
“Valentine Road” (HBO)
“Which Way Is the Front Line from Here? The Life and Times of Tim Hetherington” (HBO)
“How to Survive a Plague” (PBS, Independent Lens)
“The Invisible War” (PBS, Independent Lens)
“The Central Park Five” (PBS)

Outstanding Coverage of a Current News Story — Long Form
“Egypt in Crisis” (PBS, Frontline)
“Syria Behind the Lines” (PBS, Frontline)
Valentine Road (HBO)
“Brooklyn Castle” (PBS, POV)
“The World Before Her” (PBS, POV)

Outstanding Investigative Journalism — Long-Form
“A Death in St. Augustine” (PBS, Frontline)
“League of Denial: The NFL’s Concussion Crisis” (PBS, Frontline)
“Rape in the Fields” (PBS, Frontline)
“Tales from the Organ Trade” (HBO)
“The Invisible War” (HBO)
“Special Flight” (PBS, POV)

Outstanding Informational Programming — Long-Form
“Outlawed in Pakistan” (PBS, Frontline)
“Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1” (HBO)
“Gideon’s Army” (HBO)
“The Crash Reel” (HBO)
“Reportero” (PBS, POV)

Outstanding Historical Programming—Long-Form
“50 Children: The Rescue Mission of Mr. & Mrs. Kraus” (HBO)
“Defiant Requiem: Voices of Resistance” (PBS)
“The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.” (PBS)
“The Central Park Five” (PBS)

Outstanding Interview
“A Murder, A Mystery: Amanda Knox Speaks” (ABC, 20/20)
“Angel of Death” (CBS, 60 Minutes)
“One-on-One with Assad” (CBS, CBS This Morning/Charlie Rose)
“Interview with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani” (NBC, NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams)
“56 Up” (PBS, POV)

Outstanding Arts and Culture Programming
“Casting By” (HBO)
“Which Way Is the Front Line from Here? The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington”(HBO)
“Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry” (PBS, Independent Lens)
“Herman’s House” (PBS, POV)

Outstanding Science and Technology Programming
“Escape Fire” (CNN)
“Creating An Earth” (Science Channel, How To Build A Planet)
“Manhunt – Boston Bombers” (PBS, NOVA)

Outstanding Nature Programming
“Africa” (Discovery Channel)
“Chasing Ice”  (National Geographic Channel)
“One Life” (National Geographic Wild)
“Penguins: Waddle All The Way” (Discovery Channel)
“Wild Arabia” (Animal Planet)

New Approaches to News & Documentary Programming: Current News
“A Game of Shark and Minnow” (The New York Times)
“The NSA Files Decoded” (The Guardian)
“Sea Change: The Pacific’s Perilous Turn” (The Seattle Times)
“WSJ Live, Prescribed – A Personalized Tour of ‘Obamacare'”(The Wall Street Journal)

New Approaches: Documentaries
“The Bombing of Al Bara” (PBS, Frontline)
“Hollow: An Interactive Documentary, The Story of a Shrinking American Community” (hollowdocumentary.com)
“The Last Clinic” (The Atavist)
“Planet Money Makes a T-Shirt” (NPR)
“Gun Country” (The New York Times)

New Approaches: Arts, Lifestyle, Culture
“Modern Love (The New York Times)
“The Future Starts Here” (AOL On)
“The Jockey” (The New York Times)
“Making a Scene: The New York Times Magazine’s Annual Great Performers Video Series” (The New York Times Magazine)
“A Short History of the Highrise (The New York Times Op-Docs)

Outstanding Cinematography: Documentary and Long Form
“Girl Rising” (CNN)
“Killer in the Caves” (Smithsonian Channel)
“One Life” (National Geographic Wild)
“Wild Arabia” (Animal Planet)

Outstanding Editing: Documentary and Long Form
“First Cousin Once Removed” (HBO)
“Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry” (PBS, Independent Lens)
“Detropia” (PBS, Independent Lens)
“How to Survive a Plague” (PBS, Independent Lens)
“The Waiting Room” (PBS, Independent Lens)
“The Imposter” (A&E)

Outstanding Music & Sound
“Africa” (Discovery Channel)
“Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer” (HBO)
“Wild West” (National Geographic Channel)

Outstanding Graphic Design & Art Direction
“Big History” (H2)
“Beauty Is Embarrassing” (PBS, Independent Lens)
“JFK Remembered” (ABC, Nightline)
“Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle “(PBS)
“The Ultimate Guide to the Presidents” (History Channel)

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