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POV Films Nominated for Six News & Documentary Emmy Awards

Nominated Films: '56 Up,' 'Brooklyn Castle,' 'Herman's House,' 'Reportero,' 'Special Flight' and 'The World Before Her'Winners to Be Announced on Se...

July 15, 2014 --

NEW YORK, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- POV (Point of View), public television's premier showcase for independent documentaries, has received six nominations for the 2014 News & Documentary Emmy Awards, it was announced today by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. The nominated films are 56 Up, Brooklyn Castle, Herman's House, Reportero, Special Flight and The World Before Her. PBS received a total of 43 nominations.

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The 35th Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards, honoring programming distributed during the calendar year 2012, will be presented on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014at a ceremony at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center, located in the Time Warner Center in New York City. Emmy Awards will be presented in 43 categories, including the first-ever categories reserved for news and documentary programming in Spanish.

"We're thrilled to see such a wide range of subjects represented by these nominations," said Simon Kilmurry, Executive Producer of POV. "For both established filmmakers and newcomers, POV is the destination for documentaries that explore contemporary social issues with extraordinary stories of people taking risks and effecting change."


POV has previously won 32 Emmy Awards, including a 2007 Special News & Documentary Emmy for Excellence in Television Documentary Filmmaking. POV has garnered a total of 119 Emmy nominations, including several Primetime Emmy nominations. In addition, POV has won 17 George Foster Peabody Awards, 12 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Broadcast Journalism Awards, three Academy Awards, the Prix Italia, the Webby, two IDA Awards for Best Continuing Series and the National Association of Latino Independent Producers' Corporate Commitment to Diversity Award. In 2013, POV was honored with a MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions.

The 35th Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards honors programming distributed during the calendar year 2013. POV's Emmy nominations follow (visit www.pbs.org/pov/pressroom/ for descriptions, links, embeddable trailers, art and press releases):

Outstanding Coverage a Current News StoryLong Form

  • Brooklyn Castle Director/Producer: Katie Dellamaggiore; Executive Producers: Simon Kilmurry, Geoff Gibson, Robert McLellan, Julie Parker Benello, Wendy Ettinger, Judith Helfand; Co-Executive Producers: Cynthia Lopez, Neal Flaherty; Vice President Production and Programming: Chris White; Producers: Nelson Dellamaggiore, Brian Schulz
  • The World Before Her Director/Producer: Nisha Pahuja; Executive Producers: Simon Kilmurry, Mike Chamberlain; Producers/Executive Producers: Ed Barreveld, Cornelia Principe; Co-Executive Producer: Cynthia Lopez; Vice President Production and Programming: Chris White

Outstanding Investigative JournalismLong Form

  • Special Flight Director/Producer: Fernand Melgar; Executive Producer: Simon Kilmurry; Co-Executive Producer: Cynthia Lopez; Producer: Elise Shubs; Vice President of Production and Programming: Chris White

Outstanding Informational ProgrammingLong-Form

  • ReporteroDirector/Producer: Bernardo Ruiz; Executive Producer: Simon Kilmurry; Co-Executive Producer: Cynthia Lopez; Vice President of Production and Programming: Chris White; Co-Producer: Patricia Benabe

Outstanding Interview

  • 56 Up Director/Producer: Michael Apted; Executive Producer: Simon Kilmurry; Co-Executive Producer: Cynthia Lopez; Producer: Claire Lewis; Vice President of Production and Programming: Chris White

Outstanding Arts and Culture Programming

  • Herman's House Director/Producer: Angad Singh Bhalla; Executive Producers: Simon Kilmurry, Ed Barreveld, Loring McAlpin; Co-Executive Producer: Cynthia Lopez; Producer: Lisa Valencia-Svensson; Vice Presidentof Production and Programming: Chris White

The full list of nominees for the 35th Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards is available at www.emmyonline.tv.

POV
Produced by American Documentary, Inc. and now in its 27thseason on PBS, the award-winning POV is the longest-running showcase on American television to feature the work of today's best independent documentary filmmakers. POV has brought more than 365 acclaimed documentaries to millions nationwide. POV films have won every major film and broadcasting award, including 32 Emmys, 17 George Foster Peabody Awards, 12 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards, three Academy Awards and the Prix Italia. Since 1988, POV has pioneered the art of presentation and outreach using independent nonfiction media to build new communities in conversation about today's most pressing social issues. Visit www.pbs.org/pov.

For the complete press release, visit: www.pbs.org/pov/pressroom/2014/pov-films-nominated-for-6-news-and-documentary-emmy-awards.php.

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