CNN Nominated for 44 Emmy Awards

CNN Nominated For Network-Record 44 News And Documentary Emmy Awards

CNN has had their best year yet with a record breaking 44 Emmy awards for a number of different productions

July 30th, 2021


CNN received a network-record 44 nominations for the 42nd Annual News and Documentary Emmy® Awards.  Winners will be announced September 28th and 29th 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.