HBO, CNN Awarded with Emmys
Last night, the winners of the 35th Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards were feted at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York City. HBO and CNN each topped two categories, bringing home four golden statues in total.
"The journalists and documentarians we pay tribute to this evening are our eyes and ears across the globe, bringing back the stories that affect each and every one of us," said NATAS Chairman Chuck Dages in a press release. "Whether, an investigative special, a breaking news report, or a documentary on a pressing social or political issue, these are the stories we tune in to each night to be better informed and to guide us in this rapidly changing and politically volatile world. I can’t think of more important work than what tonight’s nominees represent."
The Emmy for Outstanding Video Journalism: News went to CNN's Mark Phillips for his reporting from Afghanistan and the Philippines, and CNN en Español Panorama Mundial won the Emmy for Outstanding Newscast or News Magazine in Spanish. This year marked the first-ever Emmy categories reserved for news & documentary programming in Spanish.