News & Documentary Emmys nominations 2016: PBS and CBS lead again

PBS nabbed a leading 54 nominations while CBS was second with 37 as finalists for the 37th annual edition of the News and Documentary Emmys were announced Thursday. (See the full list of nominations HERE.)

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Among the pubcaster’s dozen programs singled out for nominations, the leaders were: 18 for “Frontline”; eight for each of “Independent Lens” and”Nature”; six for “PBS Newshour”; and four apiece for “Nova” and “POV.”

The Tiffany net’s Sunday night staple “60 Minutes” racked up a staggering 26 nominations while “Sunday Morning”earned four and “CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley” got two.

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The Documentary Films series on HBO accounted for all 19 of the nominations for the paycaster.

NBC landed 14, including six for “NBC Nightly News” and five for “Dateline.”

CNN picked up 13, including four for “Anderson Cooper 360.”

ABC has 11 nominations, with five of those going to “Nightline” and one to “20/20” for Diane Sawyer‘s interview with Caitlyn Jenner.

2016 Primetime Emmy Awards: Complete list of nominations

Spanish language services Univision and Telemundo earned seven and six bids respectively.

Among new media, the leader was the New York Times with nine.

These awards — spread across 46 categories including Breaking News, Investigative Reporting, Outstanding Interview, and Best Documentary — will be presented during an Sept. 21 ceremony at Gotham’s Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P Rose Hall.

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