CNN wins three news & documentary Emmy awards
CNN was awarded three Emmys at the 34th Annual News and Documentary Awards, it was announced today in New York. The awards were for Outstanding Live Coverage of a Current News Story – Long Form, Outstanding News Discussion and Analysis and Outstanding writing.
Outstanding Live Coverage of a Current News Story – Long Form award was for CNN’s Election Night in America coverage. Seven CNN control rooms in three separate cities with hundreds of staffers worked together to tell the story of the election which included getting the votes first and analysis by John King at the “Magic Wall” – a visual tool that out each precinct’s fight in geographic and political perspective.
Outstanding News Discussion and Analysis was awarded to Anderson Cooper 360 – Kids On Race: The Hidden Picture. Race is one of the most explosive issues in America, and for many adults the most taboo to talk about. The project aimed to get kids and their parents to talk about race and to look to the younger generation to see how far Americans have really come.
Nick Paton Walsh: Reports from Syria and Afghanistan won in the Outstanding Writing category. The program was recognised for its poetic writing that contrasts with the sobering environments from which the stories are usually drawn. The reports punch through the daily accounts of wounded and dead, and provide a fresh way to see the grinding pitilessness of war, and it’s quirky inconsistencies.
In addition to these News and Documentary Emmy Awards, Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown was awarded with two Primetime Creative Arts Emmys in a ceremony in Los Angeles last month.