Environmental Media Association Awards: 'Anthony Bourdain,' 'Aquaman' Among Nominees

9:00 AM 4/9/2019

by Annie Howard

Samantha Bee and 'Saturday Night Live' also are among the nominees for the 2019 ceremony, set for May 30 in Beverly Hills.

'Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown'
'Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown'
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The Environmental Media Association has revealed its nominees for the 29th annual EMA Awards, in categories encompassing both film and television, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively. The awards honor productions "that increase public awareness of environmental issues and inspire personal action."

Late television host and chef Anthony Bourdain received a posthumous nomination in the reality category for his CNN series Parts UnknownThe Blacklist is the sole nominee for television drama, while Full Frontal With Samantha Bee, The Good Place and Saturday Night Live were shortlisted as television comedy nominees. Aquaman and Isle of Dogs are both recognized in the feature film category.

In addition, the EMA announced that it has renamed the award in the comedy category to the EMA Paul Junger Witt Comedy Award, honoring Witt's "great legacy and contributions in the world of television comedy." The veteran producer (The Partridge Family, Golden Girls, Soap, Benson) died last year.

The EMA Awards ceremony, which takes place May 30 at the Montage Beverly Hills, will be hosted by Claws actress Karrueche Tran.

"Throughout the years it’s been a privilege to work alongside the Environmental Media Association as both an activist and passionate board member," Tran said. "When given the opportunity to host this year’s EMA Awards, I jumped at the chance to honor those in the industry that are actively trying to preserve the world for generations to come."

A full list of nominees follows.

  • Feature Film

    'Aquaman'
    'Aquaman'
    Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures/ DC Comics

    Aquaman (Warner Bros.)
    Isle of Dogs (Twentieth Century Fox)

  • Documentary Film

    'Eating Animals'
    'Eating Animals'
    Courtesy of Telluride Film Festival

    Above and Beyond: NASA's Journey to Tomorrow (Discovery Channel)
    Eating Animals (IFC Films)
    Living in the Future's Past (Vision Films)

  • Television Episodic Drama

    'The Blacklist'
    'The Blacklist'
    Will Hart/SONY/NBC

    The Blacklist, "General Shiro" (Sony Pictures Television)

  • Television Episodic Comedy

    'Full Frontal with Samantha Bee'
    'Full Frontal with Samantha Bee'
    Courtesy of Samantha Bee/TBS

    Full Frontal With Samantha Bee (TBS)
    The Good Place, "Don't Let the Good Life Pass You By" (NBCUniversal)
    Saturday Night Live, "Season 44, Episode 3" (NBCUniversal)

  • Reality Television

    'One Strange Rock'
    'One Strange Rock'
    Courtesy of National Geographic

    Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, "Bhutan" (CNN)
    Jimmy Kimmel Live!, "Kids Explain Climate Change" (ABC Studios)
    One Strange Rock (Nutopia Ltd for National Geographic)
    VICE, "Engineering Earth" (HBO)

  • Children's Television

    Cousins for Life, "Hot Dog Day Afternoon" (Nickelodeon)
    Mission Force One, "Sea Change" (Disney Junior)
    Peg + Cat, "The Compost Problem" (PBS Kids)