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44th News and Documentary Emmy Awards

44th News and Documentary Emmy Awards
  • September 27, 2023 (News Categories)
  • September 28, 2023 (Documentary Categories)
LocationPalladium Times Square, New York City
Presented byNational Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
Most awardsVICE News Tonight (9)
Most nominationsVICE News Tonight (28)
Television/radio coverage
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The 44th News and Documentary Emmy Awards will be presented by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS), to honor the best in American news and documentary programming in 2022. The winners are set to be announced on two ceremonies held at Palladium Times Square in New York City and live-streamed at Watch.TheEmmys.TV and other associated apps. The winners of the news categories are scheduled to be announced on September 27, 2023, while the ones for the documentary categories are set to be revealed on September 28, 2023.[1][2]

The nominees were announced on July 27, 2023. Vice's news program VICE News Tonight led the nominations with 28 nominations followed by CBS's 60 Minutes with eleven, and National Geographic's Trafficked with Mariana van Zeller and PBS' FRONTLINE, both with nine. CNN was the most nominated network with 45 nominations.[3] The nominees for the international categories were announced on August 15, 2023.[4] The Gold and Silver Circle inductees were announced on August 29, 2023, dedicated t honour several professionals for their distinguished service within the television industry for 50 or 25 years respectively.[5]

VICE News Tonight received the most awards with eight, while HBO Max's The Janes and National Geographic's Retrograde were the most awarded documentaries with three wins each.[6][7] American journalist and new anchor Wolf Blitzer and American film director Barbara Kopple were honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the news and documentary ceremonies, respectively.[8]

Winners and nominees

Wolf Blitzer, Lifetime Achievement Award recipient
Barbara Kopple, Lifetime Achievement Award recipient
David Martin, Golden Circle Inductee
John Quiñones, Gold Circle Inductee
Dan Rather, Gold Circle Inductee
Jon Alpert, Gold Circle Inductee
Kim Godwin, Silver Circle Inductee
Steve Osunsami, Silver Circle Inductee
Jorge Ramos, Outstanding Journalist in Spanish Language Media winner

The nominees were announced on July 28, 2023. The winners were announced on September 27 and 28, 2023.[9][10][11][12]

Lifetime Achievement Award

Gold Circle Inductees

Silver Circle Inductees

  • Steve Fastook – Senior Vice President of Operations, CNBC (news)
  • Kim Godwin – President of ABC News (news)
  • Rand Morrison – executive producer of CBS News Sunday Morning (news)
  • Steve Osunsami – Senior National correspondent of ABC News (news)
  • Otto Padron – President & CEO of Meruelo Media (news)
  • Thomas Snowden – editor of NBC News (news)
  • Daniel H. Birman – documentarian, Birman Productions (documentary)
  • Lois Vossen – executive Producer, Independent Lens (documentary)
  • Chris White, executive Producer, American Documentary (documentary)

News Programming

Outstanding Live News Program Outstanding Recorded News Program
Outstanding Live Breaking News Coverage Outstanding Edited Breaking News Coverage
Outstanding Continuing News Coverage: Short Form Outstanding Continuing News Coverage: Long Form
Outstanding Soft Feature Story: Short Form Outstanding Soft Feature Story: Long Form
Outstanding Hard News Feature Story: Short Form Outstanding Hard News Feature Story: Long Form
Outstanding Investigative News Coverage: Short Form Outstanding Investigative News Coverage: Long Form
Outstanding Live News Special Outstanding Recorded News Special
Outstanding News Discussion & Analysis Outstanding News Analysis: Editorial and Opinion
Outstanding Live Interview: Short Form Outstanding Live Interview: Long Form
  • Amanpour: "Russian Presidential Spokesperson Dmitry Peskov interviewed by Christiane Amanpour" (CNN)
    • Anderson Cooper 360°: "Speaker Nancy Pelosi Describes Her Experience Following Husband's Anack That Was Intended for Her" (CNN)
    • The New York Times DealBook Summit: "Sam Bankman-Fried with Andrew Ross Sorkin" (The New York Times)
    • State of the Union with Jake Tapper: "Jake Tapper interview Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves" (CNN)
    • TODAY: "Savannah Guthrie Interviews Bill Barr" (NBC)
Outstanding Edited Interview Outstanding Emerging Journalist
Outstanding Science, Technology or Environmental Coverage Outstanding Health or Medical Coverage
Outstanding Arts, Culture or Entertainment Coverage Outstanding Business, Consumer or Economic Coverage
Outstanding Crime and Justice Coverage

Spanish Language Programming

Outstanding News Program in Spanish Outstanding Journalist in Spanish Language Media
Outstanding Coverage of a Breaking News Story in Spanish Outstanding Investigative Journalism in Spanish
  • Aquí y Ahora: "Persecución Mortal" (Univision)
    • Aquí y Ahora: "Se Busca Trabajo" (Univision)
    • Caro Quintero: Narco de Narcos (ViX)
    • Conclusiones con Fernando del Rincón: "Protected Witness" (CNN en Español)
    • Noticiero Telemundo: "Unidad Investigativa: Venezolanos" (Telemundo)
Outstanding Feature Story in Spanish
  • Ritos de Pasaje: "Sicarios" (Vice)
    • Aquí y Ahora / Univision Investiga: "Ley de la selva" (Univision)
    • Fentanilo: futura para el narco, muerte para la humanidad (ViX)
    • A Sense Of Community: "Iztapalapa" (Al Jazeera International USA)
    • Univision Noticias: "Unidos en Iowa: Latinos luchan por apoyos económicos en tiempos de pandemia" (Univision)

Documentary Programming

Best Documentary Outstanding Arts and Culture Documentary
Outstanding Current Affairs Documentary Outstanding Social Issue Documentary
Outstanding Politics and Government Documentary Outstanding Business and Economic Documentary
Outstanding Investigative Documentary Outstanding Historical Documentary
Outstanding Science and Technology Documentary Outstanding Nature Documentary
Outstanding Crime and Justice Documentary Outstanding Short Documentary


Outstanding Cinematography: Documentary Outstanding Video Journalism: News
Outstanding Direction: News Outstanding Direction: Documentary
Outstanding Editing: News Outstanding Editing: Documentary
  • Retrograde – Pablo Garza, Matthew Heineman, Grace Zahrah, Andy Gersh, Jim Hession, David Zieff (National Geographic)
    • CNN Films: "Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain" (CNN)
    • In Her Hands (Netflix)
    • Lowndes County and the Road to Black Power (Peacock)
    • Master of Light (HBO Max)
Outstanding Graphic Design and Art Direction: News Outstanding Graphic Design and Art Direction: Documentary
  • A Trip to Infinity – Jon Halperin, Drew Takahashi, Colin Thorton, Neil Wilson, Raven Kwok, Gordon Clark, Henrik Reistad, Dimitrios Sakkas, Susi Sie, Christian Stangl Stangl, Grant Sanderson, Rebecka Taule, Pasquale D'Amico, Adrianna Dufay, Florian Grolig, Jimbo Matison, Mac Premo, Henrik Reistad, Gergely Wootsch, Tadju Takahashi (Netflix)
Outstanding Research: News Outstanding Research: Documentary
Outstanding Lighting Direction and Scenic Design Outstanding Technical Achievement
  • NBC News Election Coverage – Marc Greenstein, Margot Silver, Mike Masek, Alex Bassett, Ilya Livshits, Rob Barton, Ted Natoli, Nini Li, Miguel Yabredes, Wilson Li, Jean Boucklos, Andrew Mannino, Morgan Herrmann, Barry Herzner, Mahe Dewan, James Matarese, Jeff Taylor (NBC)
    • Live from the Capitol: January 6th, One Year Later (CNN)
    • NBC News Election Coverage: "Decision 2022 Midterm Elections" (NBC)
    • New Media Element Builder (CNN)
    • Noticiero Telemundo: "Decision 2022: Battle for the Power" (Telemundo)
Outstanding Music Composition Outstanding Sound
Outstanding Writing: News Outstanding Writing: Documentary
  • 60 Minutes: "The Lost Souls of Bucha" – Maria Gavrilovic, Alex Ortiz, Scott Pelley (CBS)
Outstanding Interactive Media Outstanding Promotional Announcement
  • Super/Natural (National Geographic)
    • Captive Audience: A Real American Horror Story: "Captive Audience "Shocking" Trailer" (Hulu)
    • NOVΛ: "Augmented" (PBS)
    • Retrograde (National Geographic)
    • Shark Week: "Seal Cam / Shark Week 2022" (Discovery Channel)

Regional News

Outstanding Regional News Story: Spot or Breaking News Outstanding Regional News Story: Investigative Report

International News & Current Affairs

News Current Affairs

Multiple wins

Shows that received multiple wins
Wins Program Network
8 VICE News Tonight Vice
3 60 Minutes CBS
Anderson Cooper 360° CNN
The Janes HBO Max
Retrograde National Geographic
2 Live from the Capitol: January 6th, One Year Later CNN
Good Night Oppy Amazon Prime
MTV Documentary Films Paramount+

Multiple nominations


  1. ^ Schneider, Michael (July 27, 2023). "CNN Leads News and Doc Emmy Nomination Tally; Canceled 'Vice News Tonight' Dominates Among Programs". Variety. Retrieved July 27, 2023.
  2. ^ Coates, Tyler (July 27, 2023). "2023 News & Documentary Emmy Nominations Revealed". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved July 27, 2023.
  3. ^ "NOMINEES ANNOUNCED FOR THE 44TH ANNUAL NEWS & DOCUMENTARY EMMY® AWARDS" (PDF). National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. July 27, 2023. Retrieved July 27, 2023.
  4. ^ "2023 INTERNATIONAL EMMY® AWARDS NOMINEES FOR NEWS & CURRENT AFFAIRS ANNOUNCED". International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. August 15, 2023. Retrieved August 20, 2023.
  5. ^ Schneider, Michael (August 29, 2023). "Dan Rather, John Quiñones, David Martin Among This Year's NATAS Gold Circle Inductees". Variety. Retrieved October 5, 2023.
  6. ^ Pedersen, Erik; Haring, Bruce (September 28, 2023). "News & Documentary Emmys Winners: HBO Max, Nat Geo Lead Field On Night 2 – Full List". Deadline. Retrieved October 3, 2023.
  7. ^ Coates, Tyler (September 28, 2023). "'The Janes' Wins Best Documentary at the 44th Annual Documentary Emmy Awards". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved October 3, 2023.
  8. ^ Schneider, Michael (August 22, 2023). "CNN's Wolf Blitzer, Filmmaker Barbara Kopple to Receive News and Doc Emmys 2023 Lifetime Achievement Honors". Variety. Retrieved October 3, 2023.
  9. ^ Schneider, Michael (September 27, 2023). "News & Documentary Emmys 2023: Full Winners List". Variety. Retrieved October 3, 2023.
  10. ^ "WINNERS FOR THE NEWS CATEGORIES OF THE 44th ANNUAL NEWS & DOCUMENTARY EMMY® AWARDS ANNOUNCED" (PDF). National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. September 27, 2023. Retrieved October 3, 2023.
  11. ^ "WINNERS FOR THE DOCUMENTARY CATEGORIES OF THE 44th ANNUAL NEWS & DOCUMENTARY EMMY® AWARDS ANNOUNCED" (PDF). National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. September 28, 2023. Retrieved October 3, 2023.
  12. ^ "PROGRAMS ON UKRAINE WAR FROM UK & TURKEY WIN INTERNATIONAL EMMYS® FOR NEWS & CURRENT AFFAIRS". International Emmy Awards. September 27, 2023. Retrieved October 3, 2023.
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