via press release:
DISCOVERY COMMUNICATIONS RECEIVES 14 PRIMETIME EMMY®NOMINATIONS
-- Discovery Channel Leads with 10 Nominations for DEADLIEST CATCH, ALASKA: THE LAST FRONTIER, MYTHBUSTERS, NAKED AND AFRAID, KLONDIKE AND PENGUINS: WADDLE ALL THE WAY --
-- TLC’s WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?, Animal Planet’s TOO CUTE!, Science Channel’s THROUGH THE WORMHOLE WITH MORGAN FREEMAN and OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network’s RUNNING FROM CRAZY each Honored with Nominations --
(Silver Spring, Md.) – Discovery Communications received 14 Emmy® nominations for the 66th Primetime Emmy® Awards, announced this morning by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Nominations for Discovery Communications include ten for Discovery Channel and one each for TLC, Animal Planet, Science Channel and OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.
Discovery Channel’s DEADLIEST CATCH leads the network’s nominations with four: Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program; Outstanding Cinematography for Reality Programming; Outstanding Picture Editing for Reality Programming; and Outstanding Sound Mixing for Nonfiction Programming. To-date, the series has received a total of 10 wins and 34 nominations in the Nonfiction and Reality categories. DEADLIEST CATCH, now celebrating its tenth season, profiles men who risk everything to do the most dangerous job in the world.
ALASKA: THE LAST FRONTIER, which follows the Kilcher family as they live off grid during Alaska’s tough winters, garnered its first Emmy® nominations for Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program and Outstanding Cinematography for Reality Programming. Additionally, Discovery Channel’s first scripted project, KLONDIKE was honored with a nomination for Outstanding Sound Editing for a Miniseries, Movie or Special. Rounding out Discovery Channel’s Emmy® nomination lineup were nominations for MYTHBUSTERS for Outstanding Structured Reality Program, NAKED AND AFRAID for Outstanding Picture Editing for Reality Programming and Jane Lynch for Outstanding Narrator of PENGUINS: WADDLE ALL THE WAY.
TLC’s WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?, which takes celebrities on a journey into their personal
histories, was honored with its second Emmy nomination for Outstanding Structured Reality Program. The series opens the doors to the fascinating real life stories of some of the most well-known names in America, sharing how the eye-opening revelations they uncover about their backgrounds impact their lives today.
Harry Stroizer narrator of Animal Planet’s top-rated cat series, TOO CUTE! garnered an Outstanding Narrator nomination. One of Science Channel’s top rated series, THROUGH THE WORMHOLE WITH MORGAN FREEMAN received a nomination for Outstanding Informational Series or Special. Now in its fifth season, this is the second Emmy® nomination for the series.
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network’s documentary RUNNING FROM CRAZY by two-time Academy Award winner Barbara Kopple was honored for Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special. The documentary follows one of the most distinguished families in American literature, the Hemingways, as Academy Award-nominated actress and mental health advocate Mariel Hemingway, explores her family's disturbing history of mental illness and suicide.
The 66th Annual Primetime Emmy® Award winners will be announced live, Monday, August 25 8pm EST at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.
About Discovery Communications
Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the world’s #1 pay-TV programmer reaching 2.7 billion cumulative subscribers in more than 220 countries and territories. Discovery is dedicated to satisfying curiosity, engaging and entertaining viewers with high-quality content on more than 210 worldwide television networks, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery and Science, as well as U.S. joint venture network OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. Discovery also controls Eurosport International, a premier sports entertainment group, including six pay-TV network brands across Europe and Asia. Discovery also is a leading provider of educational products and services to schools, including an award-winning series of K-12 digital textbooks, and a digital leader with a diversified online portfolio, including Discovery Digital Networks. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.