By Evan DeSimone
Digital outlets have been recognized again by the Television Academy, with streaming outlets picking up 11 News and Documentary Emmy nominations, including several in prestigious categories like Outstanding Documentary, Outstanding Interview, and Outstanding Coverage of a Current News Story.
Netflix led the pack with five nominations. Director Robert Nixon’s bio-doc “Mission Blue” was nominated for Outstanding Informational Programming, Outstanding Cinematography, and Outstanding Editing. Katy Chevigny and Ross Kauffman’s “E-Team,” which follows four members of Human Rights Watch’s Emergencies Team as they document and report human rights abuses in global hotspots, received nominations for Outstanding Coverage Of A Current News Story and Outstanding Documentary. The five nominations mark Netflix have been recognized by the News and Documentary Emmys,
Vice Media earned four nominations including, Outstanding Coverage of a Breaking News Story in a News Magazine and Outstanding Video Journalism for its ongoing coverage of the Russian invasion of Ukraine in “Russian Roulette.” Vice also earned nods for Outstanding Interview for “The Architect” focusing on James Mitchell, the retired Air Force psychologist who interrogated Khalid Sheik Mohammad, and Outstanding Editing for its feature on troubled high school students, “Last Chance High.” The Vice team picked up 3 Emmys in 2014 for its collaborations with HBO
Recently-acquired Verizon Company AOL picked up two nominations for its documentary projects. AOL Studios’ “True Trans With Laura Jane Grace,” about pioneering transgender punk musician Laura Jane Grace, was nominated for New Approaches: Arts, Lifestyle, Culture. AOL was previously nominated in the New Approaches category in 2014 for its documentary series “The Future Starts Here.” AOL received a nomination in the Outstanding Historical Programming category for “Makers,” produced in collaboration with PBS, which explores the stories of trailblazing women including Oprah Winfrey, Hillarry Clinton and Sheryl Sandberg.