For the second straight year, CBS News led the way in nominations for the 2012 News and Documentary Emmy Awards. The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the nominations this morning.
CBS News secured 43 nominations (34 of which were for “60 Minutes”), easily the most of any network. PBS was second with 37 nominations, followed by NBC with 20 and ABC with 17.
Among the cable networks, HBO led the way with 15 nominations, followed by CNN and CNN International, which combined for nine, Discovery Channel and Nat Geo Channel, which each had five, BBC America with three, MSNBC with two, HDNet with two and Al Jazeera English, Bloomberg, CNBC and Current TV, which each had one nomination.
In addition, NATAS says it will present “Noticias Univision” anchors Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas with lifetime achievement Emmys.
Some notes on the nominees: “60 Minutes” alone secured more nominations than NBC, MSNBC and CNN combined. NBC’s “Rock Center” secured a number of nominations, not only for its shiny new set, but also a number of features and interviews, including Bob Costas‘ now infamous interview with former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky. Current TV’s nomination came for “Vanguard,” the critically acclaimed documentary series it is cutting back on to add more political commentary programming.
All the nominees are in the official announcement, below.