HBO Documentary Films' WHICH WAY HOME, which netted its director, Rebecca Cammisa, both an Oscar and an Indie Spirit Award nomination earlier this year, leads the 2010 News & Documentary Emmy nods this morning, with 4 nominations, the most for any individual program. Irene Taylor Brodsky's THE FINAL INCH, also Oscar nommed (last year in the Documentary Short category) and delivered via HBO, scored three nominations. No other individual program netted more than two nominations.
HBO dominated the nominations, announced this morning, netting 19 for its HBO Documentary Films unit, the most for any program or strand. PBS received the most nominations overall, with 37, although no program/strand scored more than 4 nods. CBS finished in 2nd place by network, with CBS' venerable news magazine 60 Minutes nominated for 16 awards.
If last week's Primetime Emmy nominations are a bit strange, what with feature nonfiction sharing nominations with reality television, the News & Docs Emmys have their own peculiarities, including the shelf life of some of the nominees. Films announced today include last year's OUTRAGE, FIXER and the aforementioned WHICH WAY HOME as well as a golden oldie like 2007's WAR DANCE, nominated in two categories.
Bold-faced names include Barbara Kopple (nommed for her WOODSTOCK: NOW AND THEN), Stacy Peralta (CRIPS & BLOODS: MADE IN AMERICA), Tia Lessin & Carl Deam (twice-nominated for TROUBLE THE WATER) and Fenton Bailey & Randy Barbato (nominated for their producing work on THE LAST BEEKEEPER).
A full list of nominees can be found at the NATAS website. We've got the major documentary categories after the jump.