Broadcasting & Cable’s John Eggerton writes the News and Documentary Emmy nominations which were announced today. CNN is in a peculiar spot. Its cancelled Newsnight is up against the program that replaced it, Anderson Cooper 360, for the Oustanding Feature Story in a Newscast category. Though it’s not clear from the article that the 360 nomination in that category occurred after Newsnight was cancelled or it occurred when both programs were on the air.
The cable leader was not CNN or Fox, the latter does not enter, but History Channel with a dozen nominations, followed by National Geographic (OK, Fox part-enters since it is part owner, but FNC does not submit nominations), Cinemax with seven, HBO and CNN six apiece, and Discovery with five.