Investigative journalism series FRONTLINE and science series NOVA received a combined 23 News and Documentary Emmy nods; ANTIQUES ROADSHOW received 19th Primetime Emmy Nomination
BOSTON – (July 29, 2021) Boston public media producer GBH has been honored with 24 nominations for the 42nd Annual Emmy® Awards by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS). FRONTLINE, GBH’s investigative journalism series, earned 19 News and Documentary nominations for films that examine critical domestic and international issues — from investigating COVID-19’s devastation, to Amazon’s rise and reign, to the growing threats of conspiracy theories in American politics and the Taliban’s power abroad. NOVA, the most-watched primetime science series on American television, earned four News and Documentary nominations for Nature’s Fear Factor, which spotlights the role of predators in wildlife recovery and Human Nature, which explores the ethics of gene editing technology. In addition, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW received its 19th Primetime Emmy Award nomination in the category of Outstanding Structured Reality Program.
“I’m tremendously proud of this recognition for the outstanding programs produced here at GBH, ” said John Bredar, Vice President for National Programming. “The ANTIQUES ROADSHOW, FRONTLINE and NOVA teams continue to follow GBH’s north star of crafting content that reveals and demystifies the complexities of our world, from breaking news, to history to cutting edge science.”
Five of FRONTLINE’s nominations spotlighted the series’ reporting done in partnership with other journalistic entities, including its reporting with: the Financial Times (Opioids, Inc.), the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (The Luanda Leaks), The Marshall Project (Tutwiler, Undocumented in the Pandemic), WORLD Channel (Tutwiler) and the Pulitzer Center (Undocumented in the Pandemic).
“Congratulations to our ANTIQUES ROADSHOW, FRONTLINE and NOVA teams for this immense honor. During a challenging time, these talented professionals have continued to create timely, thought-provoking content that speaks directly to our collective need for trustworthy journalism, enlightening information and entertainment,” said GBH President and CEO Jon Abbott. “We’re pleased to be able to bring these programs to audiences across the country and on multiple platforms.”
The News & Documentary Emmy Awards honor programming content from more than 2200 submissions that originally premiered in calendar-year 2020, judged by a pool of over 800 peer professionals from across the television and streaming/digital media News & Documentary industry. The 42nd Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards will take place on Monday, Sept. 28 and Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2021. The 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards will be broadcast on Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021.
GBH is the leading multiplatform creator for public media in America. As the largest producer of content for PBS and partner to NPR and PRX, GBH delivers compelling experiences, stories and information to audiences wherever they are. GBH produces digital and broadcast programming that engages, illuminates and inspires, through drama and science, history, arts, culture and journalism. It is the creator of such signature programs as MASTERPIECE, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW, FRONTLINE, NOVA, AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, Arthur and Molly of Denali and a catalog of streaming series, podcasts and on-demand video. GBH’s television channels include GBH 2, GBH 44, GBH Kids and national services WORLD and Create. With studios and a newsroom headquartered in Boston, GBH reaches across New England with GBH 89.7, Boston’s Local NPR; CRB Classical 99.5; and CAI, the Cape and Islands NPR station. Dedicated to making media accessible to and inclusive of our diverse culture, GBH is a pioneer in delivering media to those who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind and visually impaired. GBH creates curriculum-based digital content for educators nationwide with PBS LearningMedia and has been recognized with hundreds of the nation’s premier broadcast, digital and journalism awards. Find more information at gbh.org.