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POV Films Nominated for 9 News & Documentary Emmy® Awards
Jul 11, 2013 (12:07 PM EDT)
'Nostalgia for the Light' Receives 2 Nominations, Including Best Documentary; 'The City Dark,' 'Give Up Tomorrow,' 'Granito,' 'My Reincarnation,' 'StoryCorps Animated Series,' 'Sound of Vision,' POV 25th Anniversary Promotional Reel Nominated
Winners to Be Announced on Oct. 1, 2013, in New York
NEW YORK, July 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- POV (Point of View), public television's premier showcase for independent documentaries, has received nine nominations for the 2013 News & Documentary Emmy® Awards, it was announced today by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. The POV nominees are: Nostalgia for the Light (two nominations including Best Documentary), The City Dark, Give Up Tomorrow, Granito: How to Nail a Dictator, My Reincarnation, POV | StoryCorps Animated Series, Sound of Vision and POV's 25th anniversary promotional reel. In 2012, POV set a record by winning five News & Documentary Emmy Awards.
This year, PBS received 45 nominations in total. David Fanning, Executive Producer of FRONTLINE, will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award.
The 34th Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards, honoring programming distributed during the calendar year 2012, will be presented on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013 at a ceremony at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center, located in the Time Warner Center in New York City. Emmy Awards will be presented in 42 categories, including Breaking News, Investigative Reporting, Outstanding Interview and Best Documentary, among others.
"These nominations reflect the growing importance of documentaries in our world today," said Simon Kilmurry, Executive Producer of POV. "As we've seen recently, Granito played a vital part in events unfolding in Guatemala, where a dictator was on trial, and Give Up Tomorrow exposed judicial corruption in the Philippines, where a young man was unjustly accused of murder."
"From spiritual journeys such as My Reincarnation to the search for justice in Give Up Tomorrow and Granito to the meaning of the night sky in The City Dark and Nostalgia for the Light, these are films of profound beauty and uncompromising reporting," said Cynthia Lopez, Co-Executive Producer of POV. "We are delighted that our short films, including StoryCorps Animated Series and Sound of Vision, which was part of the International Documentary Challenge, are being recognized as well."
POV has previously won 32 Emmy Awards, including a 2007 Special News & Documentary Emmy for Excellence in Television Documentary Filmmaking. POV has garnered a total of 113 Emmy nominations, including a 2011 Primetime Emmy® nomination. In addition, POV has won 15 George Foster Peabody Awards, 10 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Broadcast Journalism Awards, three Academy Awards®, the Prix Italia, the Webby, two IDA Awards for Best Continuing Series and the National Association of Latino Independent Producers' Corporate Commitment to Diversity Award. In 2013, POV was honored with a MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions.
POV's 2013 Emmy nominations follow (visit www.pbs.org/pov/pressroom/ for descriptions, links, embeddable trailers, art and press releases):
Outstanding Investigative Journalism – Long-Form
Outstanding Informational Programming – Long-Form
Outstanding Historical Programming – Long-Form
Outstanding Science and Technology Programming
New Approaches: Arts, Lifestyle, Culture
Outstanding Promotional Announcement – Institutional
The full list of nominees for the 34th Annual News and Documentary Emmy® Awards is available at www.emmyonline.tv.
Produced by American Documentary, Inc. and now in its 26th season on PBS, the award-winning POV is the longest-running showcase on television to feature the work of today's best independent documentary filmmakers. POV has brought more than 365 acclaimed documentaries to millions nationwide. Since 1988, POV has pioneered the art of presentation and outreach using independent nonfiction media to build new communities in conversation about today's most pressing social issues. Visit www.pbs.org/pov.
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Major funding for POV is provided by PBS, The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the desJardins/Blachman Fund and public television viewers. Funding for POV's Diverse Voices Project is provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Special support provided by The Fledgling Fund and the Lucius and Eva Eastman Fund. POV is presented by a consortium of public television stations, including KQED San Francisco, WGBH Boston and THIRTEEN in association with WNET.ORG.