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CBS Leads News & Documentary Emmy Nominations

By | Thursday July 12, 2012 @ 10:04am PDT

News And Documentary Emmy Nominations 2012CBS scored 43 nominations to lead all networks as nominations for the 33rd News and Documentary Emmy Awards were unveiled today. PBS scored 37 Emmy noms, followed by NBC’s 20, ABC’s 17 and HBO’s 15 among double-digit totals. Winners in 42 categories will be announced during an awards show October 1 in New York. The National Academy Of Television Arts And Sciences also said Univision Anchors Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas will receive lifetime achievement awards. See the full list of nominees here.

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News & Documentary Emmys: ’60 Minutes’, Nat Geo And PBS’ ‘POV’ Among Big Winners

CBS topped the news and documentary Emmys, handed out in a ceremony tonight at the Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York. The network took home 10 awards, 7 of which were for 60 Minutes. National Geographic Channel followed with 7 total, and PBS won 6, with 2 of its Emmys going to the documentary Food Inc.

A list of winners follows:

Anderson Cooper 360 (CNN), Haiti in Ruins

CBS Evening News with Katie Couric (CBS), Afghan Bomb Squad

BBC World News America (BBC America), Inside the North Korean Bubble

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CBS News Leads News Emmys With 34 Nominees Including 23 For “60 Minutes”

The honors will be presented on Sept. 26 with Larry King receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award. Here’s how the national award nominations stack up:

The Nominations: 32nd News & Documentary Emmy Awards

CBS (34)
60 Minutes (23); The Sunday Morning (7); CBS Evening News with Katie Couric (4)

PBS (32)

POV (12); FRONTLINE (5); Independent Lens (4); Nature (2); NOVA (2); PBS NewsHour (2); Bill Moyers Journal (1); Frontline Fall Image Campaign (1); Independent Lens: Deep Down A Story From the Heart of Coal Country (1); The New Recruits (1); Washington Week (1)

NBC (19)

Dateline (6); NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams (6); Education Nation (2); Dateline NBC: Shadows & Light (1); Decision 2010 (1); Meet the Press with David Gregory (1); NBC News/MSNBC (1); TODAY (1)

National Geographic Channel (15)

Explorer (4); Great Migrations (3); Restrepo: Afghan Outpost (3); A Promise to the Dead: The Exile Journey of Ariel Dorfman (1); How the Earth Changed History (1); Iceland Volcano Eruption (1); National Geographic Magazine online (1); Witness: Katrina (1)

ABC (12)

20/20 (2); Boston Med (2); ABC News Special Events (1); ABC World News with Diane Sawyer (1); ABC World News, ABC Nightline, Good Morning America (1); ABCNews Be the Change Save a Life (1); Good Morning America (1); Nightline (1); This Week with Christiane Amanpour (1); World News with Diane Sawyer (1)

HBO (12)
HBO Documentary Films (12)

CNN (8)
CNN (5); AC360 (2);Go Beyond Borders (1)

Discovery Channel (7)

First Life With David Attenborough (3); Into the Universe With Stephen Hawking (2); The Kennedy Detail (1); Ultimate Air Jaws (1)

CNBC (6)

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EMMYS: PBS, ’60 Minutes’ Dominate News and Docu Emmy Nominations; Jailed Letterman Extortionist Gets a Nom Too

Nellie Andreeva

emmyPBS once again leads the News and Documentary Emmy nominations announced today with 37 noms, followed by CBS with 31 noms, including 16 for venerable newsmagazine 60 Minutes, the most nominated program by a mile; HBO (20); National Geographic (19); NBC (17); ABC (9) and CNN and History (6), including 2 for History’s WWII in HD series. Among evening newsmagazines, the lower-rated CBS Evening News With Katie Couric led with 8 nominations, followed by NBC Nightly News With Brian Williams with six and ABC’s World News with Charles Gibson with 1.

Among the CBS News nominees was former 48 Hours Mystery producer Robert “Joe” Halderman, who is serving a six-month jail sentence for trying to extort CBS late-night host David Letterman. (Ironically, Letterman himself was snubbed at the Primetime Emmy Award nominations earlier this month.) Halderman was part of the producing team of a nominated 48 Hours Mystery segment about Amanda Knox, the American exchange student convicted of killing her roommate in Italy. The winners will be announced on Sept. 27th
at a ceremony at the Lincoln Center where Frederick Wiseman will receive this year’s lifetime achievement award.

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