With five News & Documentary Emmy® Award wins during the two-night virtual ceremony, FRONTLINE has received 100 News & Documentary Emmys® to date.
PBS programs were honored with 14 2021 News & Documentary Emmy® Awards—the most of any organization—proving that PBS continues to be America’s home for documentaries and one of the most trusted sources for news and public affairs programming.
The 42nd Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards were presented by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) on September 28 and 29 during two live-streamed ceremonies. PBS series FRONTLINE led with five total News and Documentary Emmys, marking a significant milestone of 100 Emmy Awards to date. POV received three awards, including Best Documentary, followed by INDEPENDENT LENS and AMERICAN MASTERS honored with two awards each, and NATURE and PBS NEWSHOUR receiving one award each.
A complete list of PBS wins is below. PBS congratulates all of our programs and producers!
PBS’s News & Documentary Emmy® Award winners:
Outstanding Video Journalism: News
Best Story in a Newsmagazine
Outstanding Investigative Report in a Newsmagazine
Outstanding Historical Documentary
Outstanding Business and Economic Documentary
Outstanding Social Issue Documentary
Outstanding Short Documentary
Outstanding Research: Documentary
Outstanding Current Affairs Documentary
Outstanding Arts and Culture Documentary
Outstanding Music Composition
Outstanding Continuing Coverage of a News Story in a Newscast