It was a night to remember at the 40th Annual News and Documentary Emmy® Awards ceremony in New York City, as ITVS filmmakers garnered five Emmy Awards, on top of 16 total nominations.
The Awards, as announced by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS), were presented at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall on Tuesday, September 24, and honor films distributed in 2018. The event was attended by more than 1,000 television and news media industry executives, news and documentary producers, and journalists.
And the Emmys went to...
I Am Not Your Negro (ITVS-funded, Independent Lens), by Raoul Peck, won for Outstanding Arts and Culture Documentary.
Independent Lens executive producer with I Am Not Your Negro director Raoul Peck and producer Hébert Peck
Armed with Faith (ITVS-funded, Doc World), by Geeta Gandbhir and Asad Faruqi, won for Outstanding Politics and Government Documentary.
“We are so honored to have funded and co-produced Geeta Gandbhir and Asad Faruqi’s harrowing tale of those who risk their lives for their countrymen,” said Jim Sommers, ITVS Senior Vice President of Content. “We applaud filmmakers like Armed with Faith’s Geeta and Asad who have the bravery to make sure these stories reach all Americans.”
Dawnland (Independent Lens), by Adam Mazo and Ben Pender-Cudlip, won Outstanding Research.
The Dawnland team rejoices
Wildland (ITVS-funded, Independent Lens), by Alex Jablonski and Kahlil Hudson, won for Outstanding Cinematography: Documentary and Outstanding Editing: Documentary
Wildland filmmakers Kahlil Hudson and Alex Jablonski, with Independent Lens's Lois Vossen.
We'd also like to salute all the ITVS films nominated for News & Documentary Emmys -- these talented filmmaking teams should be proud of their accomplishments just as we're proud to have been their partner.
The full list of ITVS-supported films:
I Am Not Your Negro (ITVS-funded, Independent Lens)
QUEST (ITVS-funded, POV) by Jonathan Olshefski and Sabrina Schmidt Gordon
The team from QUEST with POV's Justine Nagan
Outstanding Politics and Government Documentary
Armed with Faith (ITVS-funded, Doc World)
The Judge (ITVS-funded, Independent Lens) by Erika Cohn
Lois Vossen with The Judge's Erika Cohn and producer Sara Maamouri
Outstanding Science and Technology Documentary
The Cleaners (Independent Lens) by Hans Block and Moritz Riesewieck
Outstanding Music and Sound
Outstanding Business and Economic Documentary
Dolores (Independent Lens) by Peter Bratt
The team from Dolores, including Dolores Huerta herself, and producer Benjamin Bratt
Outstanding Arts and Culture Documentary
I Am Not Your Negro
Outstanding Social Issue Documentary
Survivors (ITVS-funded, POV)
Outstanding Historical Documentary
Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities (ITVS-funded, Independent Lens) by Stanley Nelson and Marco Williams
Outstanding Editing: Documentary
Unrest (Independent Lens) by Jen Brea
Outstanding Nature: Documentary
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