‘Going Clear,’ ‘Citizenfour,’ ‘The Jinx’ and ‘The Amazing Race’ Among Nonfiction Emmy Nominees

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The 2015 Primetime Emmy nominations were announced today, and here are just the contenders in the nonfiction (documentary and reality programs) categories:

Host For A Reality Or Reality-Competition Program:
Tom Bergeron — Dancing with the Stars (ABC)
Anthony Bourdain — The Taste (ABC)
Cat Deeley — So You Think You Can Dance (Fox)
Heidi Klum — Project Runway (Lifetime)
Jane Lynch — Hollywood Game Night (NBC)

Competition Program:
The Amazing Race (CBS, WorldRace Productions)
Dancing With the Stars (ABC, BBC Worldwide Productions)
Project Runway (Lifetime, The Weinstein Company, Bunim/Murray Productions and Full Picture Entertainment)
So You Think You Can Dance (Fox, dick clark productions and 19 Entertainment)
Top Chef (Bravo, Magical Elves)
The Voice (NBC, United Artists Media Group, Talpa Media U.S.A., Warner Horizon Television)

Structured Program:
Antiques Roadshow (PBS, WGBH Educational Foundation)
Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives (Food Network, Citizen Pictures)
MythBusters (Discovery Channel, Beyond Productions)
Property Brothers (HGTV, Cineflix International Media)
Shark Tank (ABC, One Three Media in association with Sony Pictures Television)
Undercover Boss (CBS, All3Media America, Studio Lambert)

Unstructured Program:
Alaska: The Last Frontier (Discovery Channel, Discovery Studios)
Deadliest Catch (Discovery Channel, Original Productions)
Intervention (A&E, GRB Entertainment)
Million Dollar Listing New York (Bravo, World of Wonder)
Naked And Afraid (Discovery Channel, Renegade83)
Wahlburgers (A&E, 44 Blue Productions in association with Closest to the Hole Productions, Leverage Entertainment and Donnie D Productions)

Exceptional Merit In Documentary Filmmaking:
Citizenfour (HBO, Radius presents a Praxis Films production in association with Participant Media, HBO Documentary Films in co-production with Bertha, BRITDOC Circle, Channel4, NDR, and BR)
The Great Invisible (PBS/Pivot, A co-production of 7 & 7 Films, LLC, Gigantic Pictures, Passion Pictures, Motto Pictures and Independent Television Service (ITVS) in association with Participant Media)
Hot Girls Wanted (Netflix, HGW Productions)

Directing For Nonfiction Programming:
Citizenfour (HBO, Radius presents a Praxis Films production in association with Participant Media, HBO Documentary Films in co-production with Bertha, BRITDOC Circle, Channel4, NDR, and BR)
Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways/ Washington, D.C. (HBO, HBO Entertainment in association with Roswell Films, Therapy Content, Diamond Docs and Worldwide Pants Inc.)
Going Clear: Scientology And The Prison Of Belief (HBO, HBO Documentary Films in association with Sky Atlantic and Jigsaw Productions)
The Jinx: The Life And Deaths Of Robert Durst/ Chapter 2: Poor Little Rich Boy (HBO, HBO Documentary Films in association with Good Things Acquisition Company)
Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck (HBO, HBO Documentary Films in association with Universal Pictures, Public Road Productions and The End of Music)

Documentary Or Nonfiction Series:
American Masters (PBS, A Production of Thirteen’s American Masters for WNET)
Cancer: The Emperor Of All Maladies (PBS, A production of Florentine Films, Laura Ziskin Pictures and WETA Washington, D.C. in association with Ark Media)
The Jinx: The Life And Deaths Of Robert Durst (HBO, HBO Documentary Films in association with Good Things Acquisition Company)
The Roosevelts: An Intimate History (PBS, Florentine Films)
The Sixties (CNN, Playtone and Herzog & Company)

Documentary Or Nonfiction Special:
The Case Against 8 (HBO, HBO Documentary Films in association with Tripod Media and a Moore’s Filmed Goods and Services)
Going Clear: Scientology And The Prison Of Belief (HBO, HBO Documentary Films in association with Sky Atlantic and Jigsaw Productions)
Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck (HBO, HBO Documentary Films in association with Universal Pictures, Public Road Productions and The End of Music)
Sinatra: All Or Nothing At All (HBO, HBO Documentary Films in association with Jigsaw Productions, Alcon Television Group and The Kennedy/Marshall Company)
Virunga (Netflix, A Netflix Documentary in association with Appian Way)

Informational Series Or Special:
Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown (CNN, Zero Point Zero Production, Inc.)
Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways (HBO, HBO Entertainment in association with Roswell Films, Therapy Content, Diamond Docs and Worldwide Pants Inc.)
Inside The Actors Studio (Bravo, In The Moment Productions)
StarTalk With Neil deGrasse Tyson (National Geographic Channel, Curved Light Productions and National Geographic Studios)
Vice (HBO, HBO Entertainment in association with Vice and Bill Maher Productions)

Writing For Nonfiction Programming:
Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown/ Iran (CNN, Zero Point Zero Production, Inc.)
Going Clear: Scientology And The Prison Of Belief (HBO, HBO Documentary Films in association with Sky Atlantic and Jigsaw Productions)
Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck (HBO, HBO Documentary Films in association with Universal Pictures, Public Road Productions and The End of Music)
Last Days In Vietnam (‘American Experience’) (PBS, A Moxie Firecracker Production for American Experience)
The Roosevelts: An Intimate History/ Episode 5: The Rising Road (1933–1939) (PBS, Florentine Films)

Outstanding Cinematography For Nonfiction Programming:
Citizenfour (HBO, Radius presents a Praxis Films production in association with Participant Media, HBO Documentary Films in co-production with Bertha, BRITDOC Circle, Channel4, NDR, and BR — Laura Poitras, Cinematography)
Going Clear: Scientology And The Prison Of Belief (HBO, HBO Documentary Films in association with Sky Atlantic and Jigsaw Productions — Sam Painter, Director of Photography)
The Jinx: The Life And Deaths Of Robert Durst / Chapter 2: Poor Little Rich Boy (HBO, HBO Documentary Films in association with Good Things Acquisition Company — Marc Smerling, Director of Photography)
Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck (HBO, HBO Documentary Films in association with Universal Pictures, Public Road Productions and The End of Music — James Whitaker, Director of Photography)
Virunga (Netflix, A Netflix Documentary in association with Appian Way — Franklin Dow, Cinematographer)

Outstanding Cinematography For Reality Programming
The Amazing Race (Morocc’ And Roll, CBS, WorldRace Productions, Inc. — Alan Weeks, Cinematographer; Peter Rieveschl, Cinematographer; Petr Cikhart, Cinematographer; Ryan Michael O’Donnell, Cinematographer; Joshua Gitersonke, Cinematographer)
Deadliest Catch (A Brotherhood Tested, Discovery Channel, Original Productions, LLC, a FremantleMedia Company for the Discovery Channel — David Reichert, Director of Photography; Todd Stanley, Director of Photography; Steve Wright, Director of Photography; Breck Warwick, Director of Photography; Matt Fahey, Director of Photography)
Life Below Zero (Darkness Falls, National Geographic Channel, Adjacent Productions For National Geographic Channel — Oliver Standfast Lynch, Director of Photography; Benji Lanpher, Director of Photography; Terry Pratt, Director of Photography; Simeon Houtman, Director of Photography; Mark St. Marie, Camera Operator)
Project Runway (The Rainway, Lifetime, The Weinstein Company, Bunim/Murray Productions and Full Picture Entertainment — Gus Dominguez, Director of Photography)
Survivor (Survivor Warfare, Worlds Apart, CBS, United Artists Media Group — Cinematography Team Out)

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Christopher Campbell is the founding editor of Nonfics.