POV’s My Love, Don’t Cross That River nominated for Best Documentary and Outstanding Arts & Culture Documentary; Sister series America ReFramed receives 3 Emmy nods

New York, N.Y.July 26, 2018 POV (Point of View), American television’s longest-running independent documentary series on PBS, has received six nominations for the 2018 News & Documentary Emmy Awards, announced today by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. PBS leads with 45 nominations, receiving more than any other network. POV’s My Love, Don’t Cross That River was nominated for Best Documentary. The full list of nominated POV films includes My Love, Don’t Cross That River, Almost Sunrise, Last Men in Aleppo, Presenting Princess Shaw, and The Islands and The Whales.

POV’s sister-series America ReFramed, which airs on WORLD Channel, also received three nominations for its films DEEJ, Farewell Ferris Wheel, and Vegas Baby. Today’s announcement marks over 160 Emmy nominations for the 31-year-old series. Since 1988, POV has won 37 Emmy Awards.

“The Emmy nomination announcement is always an exciting time for us,” said POV and America ReFramed executive producer Chris White. “It acknowledges the importance of public media. In the scope of a hectic, constant stream of information, longform documentarians continue to capture nuance and passion in stories that need to be heard.”

Justine Nagan, executive producer/executive director of POV/American Documentary, added, “POV and AmRef have presented documentaries that open a new world for Americans across the country. These films—taking us from the South Korean countryside to the Faroese fisheries to the Syrian battlefields—capture perspectives spanning the globe and the human experience. We thank all our filmmakers for their vital contributions, ideas and innovations and congratulate them all for this year’s nominations.”

To date, POV films have won 37 Emmy® Awards, 21 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/.

American Documentary’s 2018 Emmy nominations follow (visit www.pbs.org/pov/pressroom/ for descriptions, links, embeddable trailers, art and press releases):

Best Documentary

My Love, Don’t Cross That River by Moyoung Jin


Outstanding Current Affairs Documentary:

Almost Sunrise  by Michael Collins

Last Men in Aleppo by Feras Fayyad


Outstanding Arts & Culture Documentary

My Love, Don’t Cross That River by Moyoung Jin

Presenting Princess Shaw by Ido Haar


Outstanding Science and Technology Documentary

The Islands and the Whales by Mike Day


Outstanding Business and Economic Documentary

AMERICA REFRAMED: Farewell Ferris Wheel by Miguel Martinez and Jamie Sisley

AMERICA REFRAMED: Vegas Baby by Amanda Micheli


Outstanding Graphic Design and Art Direction

AMERICA REFRAMED: Deej by Robert Rooy; Animator: Em Cooper


The full list of nominees for the 39th 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.