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Still, 100 Foot Wave Lead Emmy Nominations for Documentary

Michael J. Fox doc leads with seven nominations

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Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie leads the documentary and non-fiction nominees in this year’s Emmy race. The nominations for the awards honouring the best in broadcast and streaming were unveiled today with Davis Guggenheim’s Michael J. Fox doc netting the most honours for non-fiction with seven nominations. Still scored for Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special and Best Director, along with a slew of technical Emmy nominations. Also competing for Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special are Being Mary Tyler Moore, Judy Blume Forever, My Transparent Life, and Pamela, A Love Story.

On the series side, 100 Foot Wave has a strong lead over the competition with six  Emmy nominations. On its heels are Dear Mama and The U.S. and the Holocaust with three nominations each. Winners will be revealed on September 18.

The full list of documentary Emmy nominations is as follows:


Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special

Being Mary Tyler Moore – Selkow, James Adolphus, Lena Waithe, Rishi Rajani, Debra Martin Chase, Andrew C. Coles, Laura Gardner

Judy Blume Forever – Meredith Kaulfers, Sara Bernstein, Justin Wilkes, Davina Pardo, Leah Wolchok, Marcella Steingart

My Transparent Life – Serena De Comarmond, Evan Jenkins

Pamela, A Love Story – Jessica Hargrave, Ryan White, Julia Nottingham, Brandon Thomas Lee, Josh Braun

Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie – Nelle Fortenberry, Laurene Powell Jobs, Nicole Stott, Davis Guggenheim,

Annetta Marion, Jonathan King, Will Cohen


Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking

The Accused: Damned Or Devoted? – Mohammed Ali Naqvi

Aftershock – Paula Eiselt, Tonya Lewis Lee

Last Flight Home – Ondi Timoner, David Turner

The Territory – Alex Pritz, Darren Aronofsky, Sigrid Dyekjær, Will N. Miller, Gabriel Uchida, Lizzie Gillett, Txai Suruí


Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series

Dear MamaLasse Järvi, Nelson George, Peter Nelson, Jamal Joseph, Ted Skillman, Allen Hughes, Stef Smith, Loren Gomez, Joshua Garcia, James Jenkins

100 Foot Wave – Maria Zuckerman, Ryan Heller, Joe Lewis, Chris Smith, Nancy Abraham,Lisa Heller, Bentley Weiner

Secrets of the Elephants – James Cameron, Maria Wilhelm, Pamela Caragol, Lucinda Axelsson,  Caroline Hawkins,  Jonathan Frisby, Dr. Paula Kahumbu, Kim Butts

The 1619 Project – Nikole Hannah-Jones, Roger Ross Williams, Shoshana Guy, Caitlin Roper, Kathleen Lingo, Helen Verno, Oprah Winfrey, Geoff Martz, Carla Gardini, Jonathan Clasberry

The U.S. and the Holocaust – Sarah Botstein, Lynn Novick, Ken Burns, Mike Welt


Outstanding Directing for a Documentary/Nonfiction Program

Judy Blume Forever – Davina Pardo, Leah Wolchok

Moonage Daydream – Brett Morgen

Pretty Baby: Brooke Shields – Lana Wilson

Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie – Davis Guggenheim

The Territory – Alex Pritz

The U.S. and the Holocaust, “Episode 3: The Homeless, Tempest-tossed (1942 – )” – Ken Burns, Lynn Novick, Sarah Botstein


Outstanding Picture Editing for a Nonfiction Program

Moonage Daydream – Brett Morgen

100 Foot Wave, “Chapter III – Jaws” – Alex Bayer, Alex Keipper, Quin O’Brien

Pretty Baby: Brooke Shields – David Teague, Sara Newens, Anne Yao

The 1619 Project, “Justice” – Ephraim Kirkwood, Jesse Allain-Marcus, Adriana Pacheco

Stanley Tucci: Searching For Italy – “Calabria” – Liz Roe

Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie – Michael Harte


Outstanding Cinematography for a Nonfiction Program

100 Foot Wave, “Chapter VI – Force Majeure” – Antoine Chicoye, Mikey Corker, Vincent Kardasik, Alexandre Lesbats, Chris Smith, Laurnet Pujol, João Vidinha, Michael Darrigade

Secrets of the Elephants, “Desert” – Toby Strong, James Boon, Bob Poole

The 1619 Project, “Justice” – Jerry Henry

Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy, “Calabria” – Andrew Muggleton

Still: A Movie J. Fox Movie – C. Kim Miles, Clair Popkin, Julia Liu

The Territory – Alex Pritz, Tangãi Uru-eu-wau-wa


Outstanding Sound Editing for a Nonfiction or Reality Program (Single or Multi-Camera)

Love, Lizzo – Vanessa Flores, Jessie Brewer

Moonage Daydream – John Warhurst, Nina Hartstone, Jens Rosenlund Petersen, Samir Foco, James Shirley, Elliott Koretz, Amy Felton, Louise Burton, Brett Morgen

100 Foot Wave, “Chapter V – Lost At Sea” – Max Holland, Eric Di Stefano, Kevin Senzaki,

Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie – Michael Feuser, Rich Bologna, Wyatt Sprague, Heather Gross, Bill Bernstein

Welcome to Wrexham, “Do Or Die” – Will Harp, Jon Schell, Shaun Cromwell


Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Nonfiction Program (Single or Multi-Camera)

Moonage Daydream – Paul Massey, David Giammarco

100 Foot Wave, “Chapter V – Lost at Sea” – Keith Hodne,

The Sound of 007 – Richard Davey, Jonny Horne, Simon Norman, Francesco Corazzi

Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy, “Calabria” – Matt Skilton, Christopher Syner

Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie – Skip Lievsay, Benjamin Berger, Martin Kittappa, Lily van Leeuwen


Outstanding Writing for a Nonfiction Program

Dear Mama – Allen Hughes, Lasse Järvi,

Moonage Daydream – Brett Morgen

100 Foot Wave, “Chapter V – Lost at Sea” – Zach Rothfeld

Selena Gomez: My Mind & Me – Alek Keshishian, Paul Marchand,

The U.S. and the Holocaust, “Episode 2: Yearning To Breathe Free (1938 – 1942)” – Geoffrey C. Ward


Outstanding Music Composition for a Documentary Series or Special (Original Dramatic Score)

Eva Longoria: Searching for Mexico, “Veracruz” – Tony Morales

Light & Magic, “Gang of Outsiders” – James Newton Howard

Pamela, A Love Story – Blake Neely

Prehistoric Planet, “Badlands” – Hans Zimmer, Anže Rozman , Kara Talve

Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie – John Powell


Pat Mullen is the publisher of POV Magazine. He holds a Master’s in Film Studies from Carleton University where his research focused on adaptation and Canadian cinema. Pat has also contributed to outlets including The Canadian Encyclopedia, Paste, That Shelf, Sharp, Xtra, and Complex. He is the vice president of the Toronto Film Critics Association and an international voter for the Golden Globe Awards.

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