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ABC, CNN Lead the 2022 News and Documentary Emmy Award Nominations

The 43rd annual ceremony will recognize Judy Woodruff and Sir David Attenborough with Lifetime Achievement Awards

ABC and CNN lead the nominations for the 43rd Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards, which were announced Thursday by The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS).  

NATAS also revealed that Judy Woodruff, anchor and managing editor of “PBS NewsHour,” and Sir David Attenborough will receive honorary awards at this year’s ceremonies. The news categories, where Woodruff will be honored, will be presented on Wednesday, Sep. 28 at 7:30 p.m. EDT and the ceremony for the documentary categories, where Attenborough will be honored, will be held Thursday, Sep. 29th at 7:30 p.m. EDT. Attenborough’s many docuseries include “Life on Earth,” “The Blue Planet” and “Planet Earth.”

A number of the nominated news segments, reports and documentaries were dedicated to the Jan. 6 2021 insurrection at the Capitol, including those by ABC, CBS, NBC, The New Yorker, Hulu and PBS.

The nominations were chosen from more than 2500 submissions that originally premiered in calendar-year 2021, judged by a pool of over 800 peer professionals from across the television and streaming and digital media news and documentary industry.

Outstanding Live News Program
ABC World News Tonight with David Muir (ABC)
Anderson Cooper 360 (CNN)
CBS Mornings / CBS This Morning (CBS)
NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt (NBC)
The Lead with Jake Tapper (CNN)

Outstanding Recorded News Program
20/20 (ABC)
60 Minutes (CBS)
ABC News Soul of a Nation (ABC)
CBS Sunday Morning (CBS)
Nightline (ABC)

Outstanding Emerging Journalist
Anna Kook ( AJ+)
Omar Jimenez (CNN)
Antonia Hylton (NBC)
Paola Ramos (Vice)
Rachel Scott (ABC)

Outstanding Live Breaking News Coverage
ABC News Special Events: The January 6th Insurrection (ABC)
Belarus: Inside a Manufactured Migrant Crisis (CNN)
CBS News: Assault on the Capitol (CBS)
Haitians Converge on the U.S. Mexico Border (CNN)
NBC News Specials: January 6 Attack on the Capitol (NBC)
PBS NewsHour: PBS NewsHour’s Special Coverage of the Electoral College Count (PBS)

Outstanding Edited Breaking News Coverage
60 Minutes: January 6th (CBS)
60 Minutes: The Beast (CBS)
A Reporter’s Video from Inside the Capitol Siege (The New Yorker)
ABC News Originals for Hulu: 24 Hours: Assault on the Capitol (Hulu)
ABC World News Tonight with David Muir: The Insurrection (ABC)
Vice News: Inside the Battle for Jerusalem (Vice)

Outstanding Continuing News Coverage: Short Form
ABC World News Tonight with David Muir (ABC)
Afghanistan Unraveling
ABC World News Tonight with David Muir (ABC)
The Climate Crisis
NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt (NBC)
Richard Engel – Afghanistan Continuing Coverage: The Coup in Myanmar (CNN)
VICE News Tonight (Vice)
India’s Deadly Delta Wave
VICE News Tonight (Vice)
Battle For Care
VICE News Tonight (Vice)
Haiti: Descent into Chaos

Outstanding Continuing News Coverage: Long Form
20/20: George Floyd (ABC)
The Fall of Afghanistan (CNN)
VICE News Tonight                         
Taliban’s Takeover of Afghanistan VICE News Tonight (Vice)
Yemen: The Forgotten War VICE News Tonight (Vice)
Six Weeks: Inside the Texas Abortion Ban (Vice)

Outstanding News Discussion & Analysis
A Fareed Zakaria Special: A Radical Rebellion: The Transformation of the GOP (CNN)
CBS News Face the Nation, Afghanistan’s Collapse (CBS)
CBS News Face the Nation, Dr. Deborah Birx: A COVID Autopsy (CBS)
Meet the Press: Schools, America & Race (NBC)
The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth, Reigning Chaos (Showtime)
This Week with George Stephanopoulos: Capitol Insurrection (ABC)

Outstanding Current Affairs Documentary
137 Shots (Netflix)
Convergence: Courage in a Crisis (Netflix)
FRONTLINE: China’s COVID Secrets (PBS)
FRONTLINE: American Insurrection (PBS)
In the Same Breath (HBO)
The Rescue (National Geographic)

Outstanding Arts and Culture Documentary
Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street (HBO)
A Choice of Weapons: Inspired by Gordon Parks (HBO)
Paper and Glue (MSNBC )
The One and Only Dick Gregory (Showtime)
The Real Charlie Chaplin (Showtime)

The complete list of nominees is available on the National Television Academy’s website: theemmys.tv