Wednesday a big event took place, The Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards, namely its 37th edition. As we could see, the big winners were “60 Minutes”, produced by CBS, and “Frontline”, made by PBS. “Frontline” gathered 7 awards in total, which included 2 separate awards for the movies “My Brother’s Bomber” and “ISIS in Afghanistan”.
“My Brother’s Bomber” is a movie that shows the Pan Am flight 103 in 1988 over Scotland. It won the prize for best long-form investigative journalism. Meanwhile, “60 Minutes” was acknowledged as investigative journalism in a magazine series, dedicated to “Confidential Informants”.
On the other hand, “Anderson Cooper 360”, produced by CNN, won the prize for covering a breaking story with their reports on the refugee crisis in Europe. Their coverage was done in a newscast following a regular schedule. The same subject brought BBC World News America an award too, for continuing coverage of news story, also on a newscast with a regular schedule.
“The Unwanted” by ABC was also the winner for outstanding hard news report on a regularly scheduled newscast, while the prize for outstanding investigative journalism in the same type of newscast was given to CBS for the topic of Compounding Pharmacy Fraud. The business and economic reporting award was won by the subject “Deadly Oil Fields”, produced by PBS NewsHour, in collaboration with The Center for Investigative Reporting PBS.
Another prize was the one for outstanding live coverage of a news story, in the long form, and it was awarded to NBC News Specials and MSNBC NBC for the Supreme Court Decision on the topic of Same Sex Marriage.
The ceremony took place at the Jazz at Lincoln Center in Manhattan. It also included a presentation of the lifetime achievements of documentarian Stanley Nelson, who is also the founder of Firelight Media. It was all presented by Bill Moyers.