The News & Documentary Emmy® Awards was presented as two individual ceremonies this year: categories honoring Television News Programming were presented on Monday, September 21st, categories honoring Documentaries were presented the following evening, September 22nd. Both ceremonies are being live-streamed on our dedicated platform powered by Vimeo.
The Documentary Television Programming categories of the 41st News & Documentary Emmy® Awards is hosted by three distinguished documentarians: Lynn Novick, creator of more than 80 hours of acclaimed programming with Ken Burns, Dawn Porter, award-winning documentary filmmaker, Trilogy Films, and David Fanning, founder and executive producer at large, FRONTLINE.
Honoring programming content from more than 2000 submissions that originally premiered in calendar-year 2019, judged by a pool of over 875 peer professionals from across the television and streaming/digital media News & Documentary industry.
Honorees are being announced in more than eighteen categories including Outstanding Current Affairs Documentary, Outstanding Social Issue Documentary and Best Documentary, among others.