FRONTLINE Wins Five Emmy Awards


(Eric Gulliver)

October 6, 2017

FRONTLINE, the acclaimed PBS investigative series, won five Emmy Awards at the 38th Annual News and Documentary Emmys on Thursday for four documentaries on topics ranging from the humanitarian crisis in Yemen to the 2016 presidential election.

Yemen Under Siege, journalist Safa Al Ahmad’s up-close look at the staggering human toll of the conflict in Yemen, took home two Emmy Awards. Also honored were The Choice 2016, the personal narratives and political histories of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump from veteran filmmaker Michael Kirk and his team, and Children of Syria, Marcel Mettelsiefen’s intimate chronicle of a family fleeing war-torn Aleppo for a new life as refugees. Additionally, Saudi Arabia Uncovered, a rare glimpse inside the tightly-controlled kingdom from James Jones, was honored during the ceremony with an International Emmy for Current Affairs.

“We are so honored to have FRONTLINE’s journalism recognized in this way,” says FRONTLINE executive producer Raney-Aronson-Rath. “We’re so fortunate to have such brilliant journalists and producers who have dedicated themselves to uncovering these important stories — and then telling them with precision, fairness and depth. And as always, we are so thankful to PBS, CPB, WGBH and our loyal viewers for their unwavering support.”

Including this year’s wins, FRONTLINE has earned 89 Emmy Awards. With 12 wins, PBS was the most decorated network of the night. You can read the full list of all winners from The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences here – and you can watch the winning FRONTLINE documentaries below.

Best Story in a Newsmagazine and Outstanding Continuing Coverage of a News Story in a News Magazine

Yemen Under Siege: A rare, firsthand look at the fighting in Yemen and the stunning human cost of the war. (Credits)

Outstanding Politics and Government Documentary

The Choice 2016: An interwoven, in-depth biography of 2016 presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump — where they came from, how they lead and why they sought one of the most difficult jobs imaginable. (Credits)


Outstanding Current Affairs Documentary

Children of Syria: The story of four children surviving in war-torn Aleppo, and their escape to a new life in Germany. (Credits)


International Emmy for Current Affairs

Saudi Arabia Uncovered: With undercover footage, a rarely-seen look at life inside the tightly-controlled kingdom. (Credits)

Anne Husted

Anne Husted, Series Publicity Manager, FRONTLINE



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