On the heels of the Primetime Emmy Award nomination for The Great Invisible, Independent Lens learned today that our series received 10 (count ’em, ten!) nominations for the 36th annual News & Doc Emmys, including three nominations for The Trials of Muhammad Ali and two for Bully, both films garnering a nom for Best Documentary. All told, PBS nabbed an Emmy-leading 57 nominations for Independent Lens, POV (American Promise, Fallen City, and When I Walk), FRONTLINE, American Experience, Nature, as well as many excellent stand-alone programs.

Here’s the full list of Emmy-nominated films that aired on Independent Lens:

Poster card announcing Indie Lens nominated for 10 News & Doc Emmy Awards, including Best Documentary for The Trials of Muhammad Ali and BullyThe Trials of Muhammad Ali (director Bill Siegel)

  • Outstanding Historical Programming Long Form
  • Best Documentary
  • Outstanding Editing: Documentary and Long Form

Bully (director Lee Hirsch)
– Best Documentary
– Outstanding Informational Programming Long Form

The State of Arizona (directors Carlos Sandoval & Catherine Tambini)
– Outstanding Investigative Journalism Long Form

Medora (directors Andrew Cohn & Davy Rothbart)
– Outstanding Business and Economic Reporting Long Form

Muscle Shoals (director Greg “Freddy” Camalier)
– Outstanding Arts and Culture ProgrammingNational Academy of TV Arts & Sciences Emmy Award statuette logo

Happiness (director Thomas Balmès)
– Outstanding Cinematography: Documentary and Long Form

Blood Brother (director Steve Hoover)
– Outstanding Music & Sound

Congratulations to all the filmmakers on this list, as well as to all the excellent programs and directors receiving an Emmy Award. We’re once again in very fine company.