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With five News & Documentary Emmy® Award wins during the two-night virtual ceremony, FRONTLINE has received 100 News & Documentary Emmys® to date.

PBS programs were honored with 14 2021 News & Documentary Emmy® Awardsthe most of any organizationproving that PBS continues to be America’s home for documentaries and one of the most trusted sources for news and public affairs programming.

The 42nd Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards were presented by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) on September 28 and 29 during two live-streamed ceremonies. PBS series FRONTLINE led with five total News and Documentary Emmys, marking a significant milestone of 100 Emmy Awards to date. POV received three awards, including Best Documentary, followed by INDEPENDENT LENS and AMERICAN MASTERS honored with two awards each, and NATURE and PBS NEWSHOUR receiving one award each. 

A complete list of PBS wins is below. PBS congratulates all of our programs and producers!

PBS’s News & Documentary Emmy® Award winners:

FRONTLINE “Taliban Country”

Outstanding Video Journalism: News

 

FRONTLINE “Love, Life & the Virus” 

Best Story in a Newsmagazine

 

FRONTLINE “The Luanda Leaks”

Outstanding Investigative Report in a Newsmagazine

 

FRONTLINE “Once Upon A Time In Iraq”

Outstanding Historical Documentary

 

FRONTLINE “Amazon Empire: The Rise and Reign of Jeff Bezos”

Outstanding Business and Economic Documentary

 

POV “The Rescue List”

Outstanding Social Issue Documentary

 

POV SHORTS “The Love Bugs”

Outstanding Short Documentary

 

POV “Advocate”

Best Documentary

 

INDEPENDENT LENS “Feels Good Man”

Outstanding Research: Documentary

 

INDEPENDENT LENS “Belly of the Beast”

Outstanding Current Affairs Documentary

 

AMERICAN MASTERS “Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool”

Outstanding Arts and Culture Documentary

Outstanding Sound

 

NATURE “Primates” 

Outstanding Music Composition 

 

PBS NEWSHOUR “Desperate Journey”                                                                                       

Outstanding Continuing Coverage of a News Story in a Newscast