News & Documentary Emmys nominations 2018: PBS and CBS lead again

PBS nabbed a leading 45 nominations while CBS was second with 31 as finalists for the 39th annual edition of the News and Documentary Emmys were announced Thursday. (Find the full list of nominations at the Emmy website.)

Among the pubcaster’s programs singled out for nominations, the leaders were: 14 for “Frontline,” eight for “Independent Lens” and six apiece for “Nature” and “POV.”

The Tiffany net’s Sunday night staple “60 Minutes” racked up a staggering 22 nominations while “Sunday Morning” and “CBS News” earned two apiece.

CNN and HBO are tied for third place with 22 bids each, with “Anderson Cooper 360” numbering six of the nominations for the former while the paycaster’s documentary division accounted for an even dozen.

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ABC ran fourth with 20 nominations, led by “Nightline”‘s five, four for “20/20” and three for the flagship “World News Tonight with David Muir.”

Univision (13) and Netflix (11) are the only other nets in double digits.

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

NBC landed four, including one apiece for “NBC Nightly News” and “Dateline.”

These awards — spread across 49 categories including Breaking News, Investigative Reporting, Outstanding Interview, and Best Documentary — will be presented during an Oct. 1 ceremony at Gotham’s Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall.

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