ITVS Receives 16 Emmy Nominations

Posted on July 22, 2015

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ITVS was excited to learn that we received 15 nominations for the 36th annual News & Doc Emmys, including Best Documentary noms for The Trials of Muhammad AliBullyand American Promise. There were seven Independent Lens films to receive Emmy nominations along with three ITVS-funded POV films. This is in addition to the Independent Lens documentary The Great Invisible receiving a Primetime Emmy Award this week. 

All told, PBS nabbed an Emmy-leading 57 nominations in the News and Doc awards alone, including for the series FRONTLINE, American Experience, and Nature, as well as many excellent stand-alone programs. Here's the full list of ITVS's Emmy-nominated films: 

POV

American Promise (directors Michèle Stephenson and Joe Brewster)
- Outstanding Coverage of a Current News Story-Long Form
- Best Documentary
- Outstanding Editing: Documentary and Long Form 

Fallen City (director Qi Zhao)
- Outstanding Informational Programming-Long-Form 

When I Walk (director Jason daSilva)
- Outstanding Informational Programming-Long-Form

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Independent Lens:

The Trials of Muhammad Ali (director Bill Siegel)
- Outstanding Historical Programming, Long Form
- Best Documentary
- Outstanding Editing: Documentary and Long Form 

Bully (director Lee Hirsch)
- Best Documentary
- Outstanding Informational Programming Long Form 

The State of Arizona (directors Carlos Sandoval & Catherine Tambini)
- Outstanding Investigative Journalism Long Form 

Medora (directors Andrew Cohn & Davy Rothbart)
- Outstanding Business and Economic Reporting Long Form 

Muscle Shoals (director Greg "Freddy" Camalier)
- Outstanding Arts and Culture Programming 

Happiness (director Thomas Balmès)
- Outstanding Cinematography: Documentary and Long Form 

Blood Brother (director Steve Hoover )
- Outstanding Music & Sound 

Congratulations to all the filmmakers on this list, as well as to all the excellent programs and directors receiving an Emmy Award. We're once again in very fine company.

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