Nominations for the 30th Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards were announced today. PBS picked up the most nominations with 41. CBS News followed with 23; ABC News has 13; NBC 10; CNN 8; BBC America with 3; and MSNBC has 2.
“60 Minutes” leads all shows with 15 nominations. “World News with Charles Gibson” has the most nominations for the evening newscasts with 7; “Nightly News with Brian Williams” picks up 5, including for Breaking News coverage of the death of Tim Russert; and the CBS “Evening News with Katie Couric” has 3 nominations, including for Couric’s “Campaign Questions” series during the 2008 election.
• CNN has two Breaking News-Long Form nominations — for coverage of the Democratic National Convention and for Election Night.
• NBC News is the only broadcast network nominated for its Election Night Coverage.
• Charlie Gibson is nominated for his interview with Sarah Palin.
• PBS’ Worldfocus, which had only been on the air three months, received two nominations.
This year’s Lifetime Achievement honoree is Barbara Walters, while CNN Productions – the documentary unit of CNN – will receive the President’s Award for its commitment to long form documentaries.
The Awards, presented in 33 categories, including Breaking News, Investigative Reporting, Outstanding Interview, and Best Documentary, will be presented Monday, September 21 at Frederick P. Rose Hall at Time Warner Center.