CNN nominated for network-record 44 news and documentary Emmy Awards

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July 30, 2021

CNN received a network-record 44 nominations for the 42nd Annual News and Documentary Emmy® Awards.  Winners will be announced on September 28 and 29 in a virtual ceremony that will be streamed live here.

Outstanding Coverage of a Breaking News Story in a Newscast
CNN Digital: Go There, Coronavirus Outbreak in Wuhan

Outstanding Continuing Coverage of a News Story in a Newscast
The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, Yemen Hunger Crisis: Made in America

The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, CNN Investigates China’s Treatment of the Uyghurs in Xinjiang

Outstanding Short Feature Story in a Newscast
CNN Business, Conspiracy Theorists Said She Started the Coronavirus Pandemic.

Now She’s Afraid for Her Life

CNN Newsroom, The Body Collectors

Outstanding Investigative Report in a Newscast
AC360, CNN/Bellingcat Investigation into the Poisoning of Russian Opposition

Leader Alexey Navalny

The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, Lekki Toll Gate Shooting Investigation

Outstanding Breaking News Coverage
The Coronavirus Outbreak in China, CNN

The Death of George Floyd, CNN

Trump’s Photo-Op at St. John’s Church, CNN

Outstanding News Special
CNN Special Report, Witness to the Pandemic

Fareed Zakaria Special, China’s Deadly Secret

Click here to read the full list of nominations.

In addition to these 44 News and Documentary Emmy® Award nominations, CNN Original Series earned four Primetime Emmy® nominations. Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy and United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell were both nominated for Outstanding Hosted Nonfiction Series or Special.

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