NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC WAS nominated for nine Primetime Emmy Awards, recognizing a wide range of innovative and distinctive nonfiction programming.
Among the nominated programs is director Feras Fayyad’s critically acclaimed documentary “The Cave." It earned four Emmy nominations, including Exceptional Merit In Documentary Filmmaking and Outstanding Directing For A Documentary/Nonfiction Program.
Fan-favorite “Life Below Zero,” which has previously won four Emmys and is National Geographic’s most Emmy-winning and Emmy-nominated reality series of all time, was nominated for two awards this year, including Outstanding Cinematography For A Reality Program. “Life Below Zero” has won this award the past two years in a row, and three times overall. This is the sixth straight year that this show has been nominated for an Emmy.
Each year the quality and amount of competition grows, with more than 100 networks and streaming services. I’d like to extend my heartfelt thanks and congratulations to everyone who contributed to these results and for your ongoing commitment to excellence.
Courteney Monroe, President of National Geographic Global Television Networks
Below is the full list of National Geographic’s nominations:
- Outstanding Hosted Nonfiction Series Or Special – “The World According to Jeff Goldblum”
- Exceptional Merit In Documentary Filmmaking – “The Cave”
- Outstanding Short Form Nonfiction Or Reality Series – “Cosmos: Possible Worlds”
- Outstanding Cinematography For A Nonfiction Program – “The Cave”
- Outstanding Cinematography For A Nonfiction Program – “Sea Of Shadows”
- Outstanding Cinematography For A Reality Program – “Life Below Zero”
- Outstanding Directing For A Documentary/Nonfiction Program – “The Cave”
- Outstanding Picture Editing For An Unstructured Reality Program – “Life Below Zero”
- Outstanding Writing For A Nonfiction Program – “The Cave”
The full list of nominees can be found at Emmys.com.