CBS & PBS lead News and Documentary Emmys nominations
CBS nabbed a leading 46 nominations when finalists for the 34th annual edition of the News and Documentary Emmy Awards were announced Thursday. (See full list of nominees here.)
The Tiffany net's Sunday night staple "60 Minutes" accounted for 24 of those bids while "CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley" earned eight and "Sunday Morning" five.
PBS reaped 45 nominations, including 18 for "Frontline" (exec producer David Fanning will be feted with the lifetime achievement award) as well as eight for "POV" and six for "Nature."
The Documentary Films series on HBO accounted for all 21 of the nominations for the paycaster.
ABC has 14 bids, with five of those going to "Nightline" and four to "ABC World News with Diane Sawyer."
NBC landed 13, including five for "Dateline" and three apiece for "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" and "Rock Center."
These awards -- spread across 42 categories including Breaking News, Investigative Reporting, Outstanding Interview, and Best Documentary -- will be presented during an Oct. 1 ceremony at New York's Frederick P. Rose Hall at Lincoln Center.
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