2017 News & Documentary Emmys: PBS and CBS win most again as ‘Frontline’ and ’60 Minutes’ dominate

PBS won a leading 12 races while CBS prevailed in nine categories winners at the 38th annual edition of the News and Documentary Emmys on Oct. 5. (See the full list of winners.) The pubcaster had led with 48 nominations while the Tiffany net was second with 43 bids.  By comparison, last year PBS won 14 Emmys from 54 nominations while CBS took home 7 from 37. In 2015, PBS racked up 17 Emmy wins from 57 bids while CBS claimed nine from 44.

This year, 15 PBS programs had been singled out for nominations and six won Emmys. Two series earned bragging rights with multiple awards: “Frontline” (4) and “Independent Lens” (4). Winning one apiece were: “A Year in Space,” “Nature,” “PBS Newshour,” and “POV”

CBS’s Sunday night staple “60 Minutes” had reaped a staggering 30 nominations and won seven Emmys while CBS News earned two.

ABC and HBO won five Emmys each, CNN and Univision took three and the Discovery Channel and MSNBC claimed a pair apiece.

These awards — spread across 49 categories including Breaking News, Investigative Reporting, Outstanding Interview, and Best Documentary — were presented during a ceremony at Gotham’s Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P Rose Hall.

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