News & Documentary Emmys: '60 Minutes,' 'Vice News Tonight' Lead Noms

10:22 AM 7/25/2019

by Kimberly Nordyke

PBS scored the most nominations of any network for the awards, which will be handed out Sept. 24 in New York.

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CBS' 60 Minutes leads the nominations for the 40th annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards, with a total of 23 mentions.

HBO's Vice News Tonight follows with 18 noms for the awards, which will be handed out Sept. 24 at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall in New York.

Overall, PBS leads all networks with a total of 47 nominations, including 12 for Independent Lens and 10 for Frontline.

Also among the nominees was Fox News Channel, which received its first-ever mention, for Chris Wallace's exclusive interview with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Special Report.

As previously announced, Andrea Mitchell, NBC News' chief foreign affairs correspondent and host of MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell Reports, will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award "for her groundbreaking 50-year career covering domestic and international affairs."

The awards honor programming distributed during the calendar year 2018 in a total of 49 categories.

A partial list of categories can be found below. For the full list of nominees, click here.

  • Outstanding Coverage of a Breaking News Story in a Newscast

    ABC News, ABC, "Crisis at the Border"
    CNN Newsroom, CNN, "CNN New York Bomb Evacuation"
    NBC Nightly News, NBC, "State of Emergency: Hurricane Florence"
    Vice News Tonight, HBO, "Israel and Palestine: A Deeper Divide"
    Vice News Tonight, HBO, "Moment of Truth: Kavanaugh and Ford"

  • Outstanding Continuing Coverage of a News Story in a Newscast

    BBC World News America, BBC World News, "Mexico's Deadly Drug War"
    BBC World News America, BBC World News, "Yemen's Young Victims"
    CBS News, CBS, "Catholic Church Sex Abuse Scandal"
    Vice News Tonight, HBO, "Afghanistan: A War Without Winners"
    Vice News Tonight, HBO, "Yemen’s Forgotten War"

  • Outstanding Feature Story in a Newscast

    CBS News, CBS, "On the Road" With Steve Hartman: A Facebook Message That Sparked Hope
    Nightline, ABC, "Exodus: A Mother's Journey"
    PBS NewsHour, PBS, "Flossie Lewis, Still Spectacular at 94"
    CBS Sunday Morning, CBS, "Borrowed Time"
    Vice News Tonight, HBO, "Zero Tolerance"

  • Outstanding Hard News Feature Story in a Newscast

    Nightline, ABC, "Crisis in Yemen"
    PBS NewsHour, PBS, "Yemen's Spiraling Hunger Crisis Is a Man-Made Disaster"
    "How a Gang Hunted and Killed a 15-Year Old in the Bronx," The New York Times
    "I Just Simply Did What He Wanted," The New York Times
    Vice News Tonight, HBO, "The Killing Rooms of Mosul"

  • Outstanding Investigative Report in a Newscast

    AC360, CNN, "Undercover With Nigeria's Pushermen"
    CBS News, CBS, "Healthcare Fraud in America"
    CBS This Morning, CBS, "Child Labor in the DRC"
    Connect the World With Becky Anderson, CNN International, "Yemen Air Strikes: Made in America"
    PBS NewsHour, PBS, "Rape, Harassment and Retaliation in the U.S. Forest Service: Women Firefighters Tell Their Stories"

  • Outstanding Coverage of a Breaking News Story in a Newsmagazine

    20/20, ABC, "Strike on Syria"
    20/20, ABC, "Triumph in Thailand"
    60 Minutes, CBS, "President George H. W. Bush"
    60 Minutes, CBS, "The Compromise and The Kavanaugh Vote"
    60 Minutes, CBS, "The Students of Stoneman Douglas"

  • Outstanding Continuing Coverage of a News Story in a Newsmagazine

    60 Minutes, CBS, "High Velocity"
    60 Minutes, CBS, "Inside the Epidemic"
    60 Minutes, CBS, "War Crime"
    Fault Lines, Al Jazeera International USA, "Between War and the Ban"
    MSNBC's On Assignment with Richard Engel, MSNBC, "Putin's Russia"

  • Outstanding Feature Story in a Newsmagazine

    20/20, ABC, "Becoming Michelle: A First Ladys Journey With Robin Roberts"
    60 Minutes, CBS, "The Greek Freak"
    60 Minutes, CBS, "The Legacy of Lynching"
    60 Minutes, CBS, "The Photo Ark"
    60 Minutes, CBS, "Tim Green"

  • Outstanding Investigative Report in a Newsmagazine

    60 Minutes, CBS, Flying Under the Radar"
    60 Minutes, CBS, Inside the Secret Archive"
    "Case Cleared: How Rape Goes Unpunished in America," Newsy
    Fault Lines, Al Jazeera International USA, "Adoption Inc."
    Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel, HBO, "Shots Fired: The Jordan Edwards Story"

  • Outstanding Breaking News Coverage

    ABC News, ABC, "Hurricane Michael"
    CBS News, CBS, "The Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting"
    "Genoa Bridge Collapse," CNN International
    "Yemen School Bus Bombing," CNN International
    NBC News Specials, NBC, "Parkland School Shooting"

  • Outstanding News Special

    48 Hours & CBS This Morning, CBS, "39 Days"
    Parkland Town Hall, CNN
    CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute, CNN
    CBS Sunday Morning, CBS, "CBS Sunday Morning 40 Years"
    CBS Sunday Morning, CBS, "Mind Matters"
    VICE News Tonight, HBO, "2018 Midterms: The Activist Election"

  • Best Story in a Newscast

    AC360, CNN, "The Parkland Diaries"
    Vice News Tonight, HBO, "Afghanistan: A War Without Winners"
    Vice News Tonight, HBO, "The Killing Rooms of Mosul"
    Vice News Tonight, HBO, "Yemen's Forgotten War"
    World News Tonight with David Muir and Nightline, ABC, "The Rohingya: No Way Out"

  • Best Story in a Newsmagazine

    60 Minutes, CBS, "For Better or For Worse"
    60 Minutes, CBS, "Orphans of War"
    60 Minutes, CBS, "Tim Green"
    60 Minutes, CBS, "War Crime"
    Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel, HBO, "Slaves No More: The Emancipation of Child Jockeys in the Middle East"

  • Best Documentary

    Frontline, PBS, Exodus: The Journey Continues
    HBO Documentary Films, HBO, I Am Evidence
    Independent Lens, PBS, I Am Not Your Negro
    POV, PBS, Nowhere to Hide
    POV, PBS, Quest

  • Outstanding Newscast or Newsmagazine in Spanish

    Al Punto, Univision
    Aquí y Ahora, Univision
    Noticias Telemundo, Telemundo
    Noticias Telemundo Mediodía, Telemundo
    Noticiero Univision, Univision