FRONTLINE Nominated for 14 Emmy Awards


(Eric Gulliver)

July 26, 2018

FRONTLINE, the acclaimed PBS investigative series, has earned 14 News and Documentary Emmy Award nominations for a range of films exploring pivotal domestic and international issues, from chaos in Iraq and Yemen, to solitary confinement in America, to Vladimir Putin’s grievances against the U.S.

The 2018 nominations were announced today by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. FRONTLINE’s 14 nods, which contributed to PBS’s total of 45, included two nominations for Putin’s Revenge (one of them in the prestigious Best Documentary category), and two nominations each for three separate documentaries on Iraq: Battle for Iraq, Iraq Uncovered and Mosul.

“At FRONTLINE, we are devoted to telling the tough stories that shape our time, and it is an honor to see our journalism recognized in this way,” says FRONTLINE Executive Producer Raney Aronson-Rath. “We are grateful to PBS, CPB and WGBH for supporting both our reporting and our mission, and proud to be nominated alongside so many of our colleagues in public media.”

The 39th Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards will take place on October 1. FRONTLINE has won 89 Emmy Awards to date.

Best Documentary & Outstanding Writing

Putin’s Revenge: The two-part, inside story of how Vladimir Putin came to see the United States as an enemy — and how U.S. intelligence came to believe he targeted an American election. (Credits)

Part One

Part Two

Outstanding Continuing Coverage of a News Story in a Newsmagazine & Best Story in a Newsmagazine

Battle for Iraq: With The Guardian, an up-close look at the battle against ISIS for control of the city of Mosul. (Credits)

Outstanding Politics & Government Documentary

Bannon’s War: The inside story of former Trump adviser Stephen Bannon’s war with radical Islam, Washington and White House rivals. (Credits)

Outstanding Social Issues Documentary

Last Days of Solitary: An investigation of one state’s ambitious attempt to decrease its use of solitary confinement. (Credits)

Outstanding Investigative Documentary & Outstanding Research

Iraq Uncovered: An investigation of allegations of abuse of Sunni Muslim civilians by powerful Shia militias. (Credits)

Outstanding Investigative Documentary

War on the EPA: How Scott Pruitt went from fighting the Environmental Protection Agency to running it and rolling back years of policy. (Credits)

Outstanding Business & Economic Documentary

Abacus: Small Enough to Jail: The little-known story of the only U.S. bank prosecuted for mortgage fraud in relation to the 2008 financial crisis. (Credits)

Outstanding Short Documentary & Outstanding Cinematography: Documentary

Mosul: The story of four young Iraqi soldiers tasked with leading the fight against ISIS in Mosul. (Credits)

Best Story in a Newsmagazine

Inside Yemen: A rare, up-close journey inside Yemen shows a humanitarian crisis worsened by a brutal war. (Credits)

Outstanding Writing

Divided States of America: A four-hour investigation of the partisanship that gridlocked Washington in the Obama era, and the polarized America that Donald Trump inherited as president. (Credits)

Part One

Part Two

Anne Husted

Anne Husted, Manager, Public Relations & Communications, FRONTLINE



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