POV Films Receive 12 Emmy Nominations!

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POV has received a record 12 nominations in the 32nd Annual News & Documentary Emmy® Awards! Three POV films, Food, Inc., The Oath and Presumed Guilty, garnered multiple nominations including Best Documentary. Five other films received nominations: the feature-length Good Fortune, Off and Running, Wo Ai Ni (I Love You) Mommy and the shorts The Archive and the StoryCorps Animated Series. PBS received 32 nominations in total.

“We are living in a golden age of documentary filmmaking and we are humbled that the Academy has recognized POV films and filmmakers with such outstanding honors this year,” said Simon Kilmurry, executive producer of POV. “These are films that take passion, courage and tenacity to make, and they are proof that the work of independent documentary filmmakers actually can make a difference.”



OUTSTANDING INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM – LONG FORM

A still image from 'Presumed Guilty'Presumed Guilty
Directors: Roberto Hernandez, Geoffrey Smith; Producer: Layda Negrete; Executive Producers: Simon Kilmurry, Patricia Boero
 
 
 
 

The Oath - Cab driver in rearview mirrorThe Oath
Directors:
Director/Producer: Laura Poitras; Co Producers: Nasser Arrabyee, Aliza Kaplan, Jonathan Oppenheim; Executive Producers: David Menschel, Simon Kilmurry, Sally Jo Fifer
 
 
 

OUTSTANDING INFORMATIONAL PROGRAMMING – LONG FORM

Food, Inc.Food, Inc.
Director/Producer: Robert Kenner; Producer: Elise Pearlstein; Co Producers: Richard Pearce, Eric Schlosser, Melissa Robeldo; Executive Producers: Simon Kilmurry, William Pohlad, Jeff Skoll, Diane Weyermann
 
 
 

Off and RunningOff and Running
Director: Nicole Opper; Producer: Sharese Bullock Bailey; Executive Producers: Macky Alston, Simon Kilmurry, Sally Jo Fifer, Sandra Itkoff, Jacquie Jones
 
 
 
 

Off and RunningWo Ai Ni (I Love You) Mommy
Director/Producer: Stephanie Wang Breal; Executive Producers: Stephen Gong, Simon Kilmurry

 
 
 
 

OUTSTANDING BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC REPORTING – LONG FORM

Off and RunningGood Fortune
Director: Landon Van Soest; Producer: Jeremy Levine; Executive Producers: Simon Kilmurry, Diana Barrett, Katy Chevigny, Judith Helfand, Andrew Herwitz
 
 
 
 

OUTSTANDING ARTS & CULTURE PROGRAMMING

Off and RunningStorycorps Animated Series
Director/Animator: Tim Rauch; Director/Producer: Mike Rauch; Producer: Lizzie Jacobs; Executive Producers: Dave Isay, Simon Kilmurry
 
 
 
 

BEST DOCUMENTARY

Food, Inc.Food, Inc.
Director/Producer: Robert Kenner; Producer: Elise Pearlstein; Co Producers: Richard Pearce, Eric Schlosser, Melissa Robeldo; Executive Producers: Simon Kilmurry, William Pohlad, Jeff Skoll, Diane Weyermann
 
 
 

A still image from 'Presumed Guilty'Presumed Guilty
Directors: Roberto Hernandez, Geoffrey Smith; Producer: Layda Negrete; Executive Producers: Simon Kilmurry, Patricia Boero
 
 
 
 

The Oath - Cab driver in rearview mirrorThe Oath
Directors:
Director/Producer: Laura Poitras; Co Producers: Nasser Arrabyee, Aliza Kaplan, Jonathan Oppenheim; Executive Producers: David Menschel, Simon Kilmurry, Sally Jo Fifer
 
 
 

NEW APPROACHES TO NEWS & DOCUMENTARY PROGRAMMING: ARTS, LIFESTYLE & CULTURE

The ArchiveThe Archive
Producer/Director: Sean Dunne; Executive Producer: Simon Kilmurry

 
 
 
 
 

OUTSTANDING RESEARCH

A still image from 'Presumed Guilty'Presumed Guilty
Directors: Roberto Hernandez, Geoffrey Smith; Producer: Layda Negrete; Executive Producers: Simon Kilmurry, Patricia Boero
 
 
 
 

The 32nd Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards, honoring programming distributed during the calendar year 2010, will be presented on Monday, Sept. 26, 2011 at a ceremony at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center, located in the Time Warner Center in New York City. Emmy Awards will be presented in 42 categories, including Breaking News, Investigative Reporting, Outstanding Interview and Best Documentary, among others. The full list of nominees for the 32nd Annual News and Documentary Emmy® Awards is available on the National Television Academy’s website.

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