'Handmaid's Tale,' 'Inconvenient Sequel' Among Environmental Media Association Award Noms

12:35 PM 8/9/2017

by Sydney Odman

With four nominations each, Netflix and Fox lead the pack at the 27th annual event.

'A Handmaid's Tale' (left); 'An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power'
'A Handmaid's Tale' (left); 'An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power'
George Kraychyk/Hulu; Courtesy of Paramount Pictures

Fox and Netflix lead the list of film and television for the 27th annual Environmental Media Association Awards with four apiece.

Moana, An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, The Handmaid's Tale, Last Week Tonight With John Oliver and The Crown are among the nominees for the 2017 EMA Awards, which will recognize film and television works that have made a significant impact on the environmental world.

In addition to Al Gore (Inconvenient Sequel), filmmakers such as Leonardo DiCaprio (Before the Flood) and Michael Bloomberg (From the Ashes) are in the running for documentary film honors, while Disney's hit animation Moana is nominated for feature film alongside Netflix's Okja. The TV nominees also include The Simpsons, The Daily Show With Trevor Noah, Bill Nye Saves the World and Vice.

In addition, Russell Simmons will be honored with the EMA's Missions in Music Award.

Founded in 1989, the Environmental Media Association strives to promote environmental awareness and innovation through the influence of entertainment and media.

"This year's remarkable slate of nominees is a testament to the continued dedication and commitment that the entertainment community has on the environmental issues we are facing," EMA president and CEO Debbie Levin said Wednesday in a statement. "The EMA Awards will not only further amplify the voices and messages of each of these programs and films, but also inspire a new generation of activists in the film, television and new media community to produce environmental content; it is through these channels where storytelling has the power to educate and ignite change."

The event will be hosted by EMA board member Jaden Smith and will take place Sept. 23 at the Barker Hangar at the Santa Monica Airport.

A complete list of nominees follows.

  • Feature Film

    Courtesy of Disney

    Moana (Disney)

    Okja (Netflix)

  • Documentary Film

    'An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power'
    'An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power'
    Courtesy of Paramount Pictures

    An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power (Paramount Pictures) 

    Before the Flood (Fox, National Geographic) 

    Chasing Coral (Netflix)

    From the Ashes (Fox, National Geographic)

  • Television Episodic Drama

    'The Handmaid's Tale'
    'The Handmaid's Tale'
    George Kraychyk/Hulu

    The Blacklist (Sony/NBCUniversal), Season 4, Episode 4, "Gaia" 

    The Crown (Sony Pictures TV and Left Bank/Netflix), Episode 104, "Act of God" 

    The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu), Episode 106, "A Woman's Place" 

    The Path (NBCUniversal and Hulu), Episode 203, "The Father and the Son"

  • Television Episodic Comedy

    'Last Week Tonight With John Oliver'
    'Last Week Tonight With John Oliver'

    Casual (Hulu), Episode 309, "Trip to Fresno" 

    The Daily Show With Trevor Noah (Comedy Central, Viacom), Episode 22101

    Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (HBO), Episode 105, "Coal" 

    The Simpsons (Fox), Episode 601, "Trust But Clarify"

  • Reality Television

    Bill Nye
    Bill Nye
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    Bill Nye Saves The World (Netflix), Episode 101, "Earth is a Hot Mess" 

    Scraps (A&E), Episode 101, “Charleston, SC” 

    VICE (HBO), “When The Earth Melts”

    Years of Living Dangerously (Fox, National Geographic), Episode 205, “Collapse of the Oceans”

  • Children's Television

    'Sesame Street'
    'Sesame Street'
    Courtesy of HBO

    Hello World! (Discovery Channel), Episode 1, "Usher Presents: Stronger"

    Miles From Tomorrowland (Disney ABC Television Group), Episode 213B, "Blackout On Bloppsburgh"

    Sesame Street (HBO), Season 47, Episode 25, "The Recycling Fair"