Watch the 2011 News & Documentary Emmy Awards on C-SPAN, November 12, 2011.
After receiving a record 12 nominations in the 32nd Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards, three POV films won awards: Good Fortune, Presumed Guilty and Food, Inc..
Food, Inc. won Best Documentary and Outstanding Informational Programming — Long Form; Presumed Guilty won in the Outstanding Investigative Journalism — Long Form category; and Good Fortune won for Outstanding Business and Economic Reporting — Long Form. The three films aired during POV’s 2010 season.
POV has now won 27 Emmy awards, including a 2007 Special News & Documentary Emmy Award for Excellence in Television Documentary Filmmaking.
OUTSTANDING INFORMATIONAL PROGRAMMING – LONG FORM
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
OUTSTANDING BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC REPORTING – LONG FORM
OUTSTANDING INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM – LONG FORM
“Tonight’s awards show the power of documentaries to shine a light on vital, underreported issues,” said Cynthia Lopez, POV’s Co-Executive Producer. “Food, Inc. exposed the shocking problems behind America’s food production, while Good Fortune unveiled the unintended consequences of international aid in Africa, and Presumed Guilty took up the cause of a young man falsely imprisoned in Mexico. That Antonio Zúñiga, the young man from Presumed Guilty, is now free and can be with us tonight, is a testament to the good that can come from dedicated filmmakers who fought to bring their cameras into the courtroom.”