HBO Max’s documentary film The Janes soared high at the 44th Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards, bagging top honors including Best Documentary and Best Social Issue Documentary. The film is centered on a pre-Roe v. Wade abortion network in Chicago!
Who was presenting at the 44th Annual News & Doc Emmys Ceremony?
Presenters at the Thursday night Docs event included Nancy Abraham and Lisa Heller of HBO Documentary & Family Programming, reporter Jelani Cobb, Nothing Compares director Kathryn Ferguson, NPR host as well as Is That Black Enough for You?!? Director Elvis Mitchell, DOC NYC co-founder Thom Powers, and National Geographic contributor Mariana van Zeller are among those involved. Barbara Kopple (Harlan County, USA, American Dream) was the previously announced recipient of the lifetime achievement award at the ceremony.
What other projects and streamers won prizes at the 44th Annual Documentary Awards?
HBO Max topped the night’s achievements with a total of six, including best documentary for The Janes. CNN Worldwide achieved a network record with 11 wins on both evenings, including Emmys for its coverage of the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the Uvalde school shooting, as well as the award for outstanding emerging journalist (Selina Wang).