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POV Films Garner A Record 16 Emmy Nominations!

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POV has received a record 16 nominations for the 33rd Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards, including four of the five nominations in the Best Documentary category. Four films garnered nominations in multiple categories and, in total, PBS programs earned 37 nominations.

“The films that the News & Documentary Emmys honor today with nominations represent some of the most creative voices in nonfiction film,” said Simon Kilmurry, Executive Producer of POV. “For POV programs to receive 16 nominations during our 25th anniversary season highlights why documentaries have become such an important part of our culture.”

“Documentaries are a reflection of our times,” added Cynthia Lopez, Co-Executive Producer of POV. “These nominations indicate how conflict at home and abroad, the role of soldiers and veterans as our global ambassadors and the struggle for identity are all vital content for understanding our world.”

Here’s a breakdown of the nominations, along with links to find out more about the films:

Best Documentary

Filmmaker Janus Metz's Armadillo, which aired on POV in 2011, received 4 Emmy nominations, including Best Documentary.

Armadillo
Better This World
Enemies of the People
Last Train Home

Outstanding Continuing Coverage of a New Story – Long Form

Armadillo
Where Soldiers Come From

Outstanding Investigative Journalism – Long Form

Better This World follows the radicalization of two boyhood friends under the tutelage of revolutionary activist.

Better This World follows the radicalization of two boyhood friends under the tutelage of revolutionary activist.

Better This World
Enemies of the People

Outstanding Informational Programming – Long Form

Mugabe and the White African

Outstanding Business and Economic Reporting – Long Form

Last Train Home

New Approaches to News & Documentary Programming: Documentaries

Flawed

The animated StoryCorps short Miss Devine

The animated StoryCorps short Miss Devine

New Approaches to News & Documentary Programming: Arts, Lifestyle & Culture

Miss Devine

Outstanding Individual Achievement in a Craft: Cinematography – Documentary and Long Form

Armadillo

Outstanding Individual Achievement in a Craft: Research

Enemies of the People

Outstanding Individual Achievement in a Craft: Editing – Documentary and Long Form

Armadillo
Better This World

Visit Emmyonline.tv for the complete list of nominees.

View trailers and videos from the nominees »

POV Staff
POV Staff
POV (a cinema term for "point of view") is television's longest-running showcase for independent non-fiction films. POV premieres 14-16 of the best, boldest and most innovative programs every year on PBS. Since 1988, POV has presented over 300 films to public television audiences across the country. POV films are known for their intimacy, their unforgettable storytelling and their timeliness, putting a human face on contemporary social issues.