POV’s ‘Cutie and the Boxer’ nominated for Best Documentary.
Winners to Be Announced September 21, 2016 in New York City at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall
New York, NY — July 21, 2016 — POV (Point of View), American television’s longest-running independent documentary series, has received 4 nominations for the 2016 News & Documentary Emmy® Awards, announced today by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. PBS leads with 54 nominations, receiving more than any other network. Cutie and the Boxer was nominated for Best Documentary. Other nominated POV films are Art and Craft, StoryCorps Short: Traffic Stop and Point and Shoot.
“A good documentary has the power to bring people together, physically and virtually, to share an experience and have a conversation,” said POV Executive Producer Justine Nagan. “In these tumultuous times, such films are more important than ever. We are incredibly honored to have received four Emmy nominations, demonstrating these documentaries’ excellence, relevance and capacity to touch audiences and shape their views of the world around them. This year it’s particularly exciting to have two films about art and artists nominated. POV is proud to have brought these films to American viewers through our longstanding partnerships with PBS and Storycorps.”
To date, POV films have won 34 Emmy® Awards, 19 George Foster Peabody Awards, 12 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards, three Academy Awards®, the first-ever George Polk Documentary Film Award and the Prix Italia. The POV series has been honored with a Special News & Documentary Emmy Award for Excellence in Television Documentary Filmmaking, three IDA Awards for Best Curated Series and the National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP) Award for Corporate Commitment to Diversity. Learn more at www.pbs.org/pov/.
POV’s 2016 Emmy nominations follow (visit www.pbs.org/pov/pressroom/ for descriptions, links, embeddable trailers, art and press releases):
Outstanding Arts and Culture Programming
New Approaches: Arts, Lifestyle, Culture
Outstanding Graphic Design & Art Direction
The full list of nominees for the 36th Annual News and Documentary Emmy® Awards is available at emmyonline.com/newsemmy.
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Produced by American Documentary, Inc., POV is public television’s premier showcase for nonfiction films. Since 1988, POV has been the home for the world’s boldest contemporary filmmakers, celebrating intriguing personal stories that spark conversation and inspire action. Always an innovator, POV discovers fresh new voices and creates interactive experiences that shine a light on social issues and elevate the art of storytelling. With our documentary broadcasts, original online programming and dynamic community engagement campaigns, we are committed to supporting films that capture the imagination and present diverse perspectives.
POV Community Engagement and Education (www.pbs.org/pov/engage/)
POV’s Community Engagement and Education team works with educators, community organizations and PBS stations to present more than 650 free screenings every year. In addition, we distribute free discussion guides and standards-aligned lesson plans for each of our films. With our community partners, we inspire dialogue around the most important social issues of our time.
POV Digital (www.pbs.org/pov/)
Since 1994, POV Digital has driven new storytelling initiatives and interactive production for POV. The department created PBS’s first program website and its first web-based documentary (POV’s Borders) and has won major awards, including a Webby Award (and six nominations) and an Online News Association Award. POV Digital continues to explore the future of independent nonfiction media through its digital productions and the POV Hackathon lab, where media makers and technologists collaborate to reinvent storytelling forms. @povdocs on Twitter.
American Documentary, Inc. (www.amdoc.org/)
American Documentary, Inc. (AmDoc) is a multimedia company dedicated to creating, identifying and presenting contemporary stories that express opinions and perspectives rarely featured in mainstream media outlets. AmDoc is a catalyst for public culture, developing collaborative strategic engagement activities around socially relevant content on television, online and in community settings. These activities are designed to trigger action, from dialogue and feedback to educational opportunities and community participation.
Major funding for POV is provided by PBS, The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Corporation for Public Broadcasting and National Endowment for the Arts. Additional funding comes from Nancy Blachman and David desJardins, Bertha Foundation, Wyncote Foundation, The Fledgling Fund, Marguerite Casey Foundation, Ettinger Foundation, New York State Council on the Arts, Ann Tenenbaum and Thomas H. Lee, and public television viewers. POV is presented by a consortium of public television stations, including KQED San Francisco, WGBH Boston and THIRTEEN in association with WNET.ORG.