PBS and CBS leads News & Documentary Emmys nominations

PBS nabbed a leading 57 nominations while CBS was second with 44 as finalists for the 36th annual edition of the News and Documentary Emmys were announced Wednesday. (See the full list of nominations HERE.)

Among the pubcaster’s dozen programs singled out for nominations, the leaders were: 13 for “POV,” 11 for “Nature,” 10 for “Independent Lens” and nine for “Frontline.”

The Tiffany net’s Sunday night staple “60 Minutes” racked up a staggering 29 nominations while “CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley” earned six and “Sunday Morning” three. 

ABC has 17 nominations, with nine of those going to “Nightline” and three to “20/20.”  

NBC landed 14, including four apiece for “Dateline” and “NBC Nightly News” (in the post-Brian Williams era). 

CNN picked up 10, including four for “Anderson Cooper 360.” 

The Documentary Films series on HBO accounted for all 10 of the nominations for the paycaster.

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

Among new media, the leaders were the New York Times with nine, Netflix with five, including three for “Mission Blue,” and Vice with four. 

These awards — spread across 45 categories including Breaking News, Investigative Reporting, Outstanding Interview, and Best Documentary — will be presented during an Sept. 28 ceremony at Gotham’s Lincoln Center in the newly renamed David Geffen Hall (formerly Avery Fisher Hall, home of the New York Philharmonic).

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