Left/Right and The New York Times’ series The Weekly has been nominated for nine awards at the 41st annual News & Documentary Emmy® Awards.
The Weekly, which premiered June 2, 2019 on FX and Hulu, received nine nominations for six of the episodes produced last year. The nominations included three for ‘Collision’ – an episode about an American couple killed during a run-in with ISIS – for Outstanding Writing, Outstanding Video Journalism: News, and Outstanding Editing: News; and two for ‘The Myth of the Medallion’ – which highlighted how the taxi industry’s rigged medallion system left drivers hopeless and in financial ruin – in the Outstanding Business and Economic Documentary and Outstanding Research categories; as well as nominations for ‘El Chapo’s Son: The Siege of Culiacán’ in the Outstanding Coverage of a Breaking News Story in a Newsmagazine category; episodes ‘Baby Constantin’ and ‘Connecting the World’ in the Outstanding Continuing Coverage of a News Story in a Newsmagazine category, and ‘The Gallagher Effect’ for Outstanding Feature Story in a Newsmagazine.
The News & Documentary Emmy® Awards honor programming content from more than 2000 submissions that originally premiered in 2019, judged by a pool of 875 peer professionals from across the television and streaming/digital media news & documentary industry.
The winners for the Documentary Awards will be announced during a ceremony that will be streamed live on NATAS’ dedicated viewing platform, on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 8 pm EDT.
The Weekly is produced by Red Arrow Studios company Left/Right and The New York Times. Executive producers of The Weekly are Mat Skene, Jason Stallman, Sam Dolnick, Stephanie Preiss, and Ken Druckerman and Banks Tarver for Left/Right.
The same team that produced the acclaimed documentary series, have partnered on new 10-part series The New York Times Presents for FX and Hulu. The series presents investigations and character-driven stories and features reporting from journalists at The New York Times. The first episode premiered last month. The New York Times Presents is produced by Left/Right and The New York Times.
The series is distributed worldwide by Red Arrow Studios International.