ABC, PBS Lead News and Documentary Emmy Noms

Jul 7, 2005  •  Post A Comment

ABC News received 27 News and Documentary Emmy nominations for programming telecast during 2004. In addition, programs produced by ABC News Productions for Discovery Health and the Discovery Times Channel earned one nomination each. The nominations were announced Thursday by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

Programming seen on public broadcasting received a collective 27 nominations.

NBC News earned 21 nominations, History Channel picked up 14, CBS News had 10, MSNBC received seven, Cinemax received six, The Discovery Times Channel and HBO earned five each, CNN received four, The Discovery Channel and Sundance Channel received two each and Discovery Health, Fox Broadcasting and Hallmark Channel had one each.

“Dateline NBC” was the most-nominated program, with 11 chances to win at the 26th Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards, which will be presented at a black-tie dinner and ceremony Monday, Sept. 19, at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York.

HBO Documentary and Family President Sheila Nevins will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award at the ceremony.

“The breadth of coverage in the documentary area this year is exceptional, ranging from the 1994 genocide in Rwanda to the world of competitive Scrabble,” said Bill Small, chairman of the News and Documentary Emmys. “The quality is equally impressive, and this year’s Lifetime Achievement recipient, Sheila Nevins, is a reflection of the excellent work demonstrated in the field.”

A complete list of nominees, including nine regional reporting candidates, can be found at www.emmyonline.org.