WNET's 2012 Emmy Nominees

July 19th, 2012

This year, WNET garnered 14 Emmy nominations – five for the News and Documentary Emmy Awards, presented on October 1, and nine for the Primetime Emmy Awards, presented on September 23. PBS collectively received 58 nominations, third behind HBO (81) and CBS (60). Congratulations and good luck to all of our nominees!

And the nominees are…

News and Documentary Emmy Nominations

Outstanding Nature Programming
Broken Tail: A Tiger’s Last Journey
My Life as a Turkey

Outstanding Individual Achievement In A Craft: Cinematography – Documentary And Long Form
Bears of the Last Frontier
Broken Tail: A Tiger’s Last Journey
My Life as a Turkey

Primetime Emmy Nominations

Outstanding Variety Special
Tony Bennett: Duets II (Great Performances) • PBS • A Production of RPM TV Productions, Inc.

Outstanding Special Class Programs
Herbie Hancock, Gustavo Dudamel And The LA Phil Celebrate Gershwin (Great Performances) • PBS • A production of THIRTEEN in association with WNET, BFMI, WDR in cooperation with ARTE, Los Angeles
Philharmonic Association and C Major

Outstanding Nonfiction Series
American Masters • PBS • A Production of B Plus Productions, LLC in association with Thirteen’s American Masters for WNET
Susan Lacy, Executive Producer for American Masters
Robert Weide, Producer
Erik Gordon, Executive Producer
Andrew Karsch, Executive Producer
Michael Peyser, Executive Producer
Brett Ratner, Executive Producer
Fisher Stevens, Executive Producer

Outstanding Directing For Nonfiction Programming
American Masters • Woody Allen: A Documentary • PBS • A Production of B Plus Productions, LLC in association with Thirteen’s American Masters for WNET
Robert B. Weide, Director

Outstanding Writing For Nonfiction Programming
American Masters • Johnny Carson: King Of Late Night • PBS • A Co-Production of Thirteen’s American Masters for WNET and Peter Jones Productions, Inc.
Peter Jones, Written by

Outstanding Picture Editing For Nonfiction Programming
American Masters • Johnny Carson: King Of Late Night • PBS • A Co-Production of Thirteen’s American Masters for WNET and Peter Jones Productions, Inc.
Mark Catalena, Editor

Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction For A Variety Special
Andrea Bocelli Live In Central Park (Great Performances) • PBS • A Production of Sugar s.r.l. and THIRTEEN for WNET
Robert Barnhart, Lighting Designer
Ted Wells, Lighting Director
Matt Firestone, Lighting Director
Harry Sangmeister, Lighting Director

Outstanding Music Direction
The Thomashefskys: Music And Memories Of A Life In The Yiddish Theater (Great Performances) • PBS • A production of the Thomashefsky Film Project LLC and Thirteen for WNET
Michael Tilson Thomas, Music Director

Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special
Memphis (Great Performances) • PBS • Broadway Worldwide, Inc.
Steven Cimino, Technical Director
Paul J. Cangialosi, Camera
John Pinto, Camera
Chuck Goslin, Camera
Barry Frischer, Camera
Jeff Latonero, Camera
Len Wechsler, Camera
Susan Noll, Video Control
J.M. Hurley, Video Control