[WATCH] ‘The Story of God’: Oscar-nominated cinematographer goes ‘Beyond Death’

A pastor, a rabbi and an imam walk into a diner to discuss the afterlife in “Beyond Death,” the first episode of “The Story of God with Morgan Freeman,” which premiered on April 3 on Nat Geo (watch a clip from the episode above). That episode has been entered to Emmy judges for consideration for Best Nonfiction Cinematography. Will it win? Dish “The Story of God” with Hollywood insiders in our notorious forums by clicking here.

Nat Geo Emmy submissions: ‘Saints and Strangers,’
‘Story of God’ below-the-line category placements

Tim Metzger and Wes Dorman are the directors of photography being submitted at the Emmys. While Dorman has yet to earn major industry plaudits (despite previously lensing other Emmy-contending programs like “Through the Wormhole” and “Dirty Jobs”), Metzger is a past Oscar-nominee. He contended for Best Documentary Short in 2010 for “Sun Come Up,” which lost to “Strangers No More.” He also competed for a News and Documentary Emmy in 2015 for Best Lighting Direction and Scenic Design for “Gunslingers,” but that prize went to “A Crime to Remember.”

Emmy spotlight: ‘The Story of God with Morgan Freeman’
will shake up Best Informational Series race

The last two Emmys for Nonfiction Cinematography went to feature documentaries: “Virunga” (2015) and “The Square” (2014).  Other recent winners were travel or nature series including “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown” (2013), “Frozen Planet” (2012), Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations” (2011) and “Life” (2010).

Joining “Virunga” in last year’s contest were three more feature documentaries: “Going Clear,” “Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck” and “Citizenfour.”

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