APOLLO 11 directed by Todd Douglas Miller
APOLLO 11 directed by Todd Douglas Miller

The documentary Apollo 11 won 3 Emmys on night one of the 2020 Creative Arts ceremonies of the 72nd Primetime Emmy® Awards. The film won in the sound categories for nonfiction/reality programming and also won outstanding picture editing for a nonfiction program.

Apollo 11, directed by award-winning filmmaker Todd Douglas Miller, captured the tense, thrilling days of humanity’s first lunar mission, now 51 years ago. The all-archival film is primarily comprised from 70mm film footage and more than 11,000 hours of audio recordings. Miller and his team worked with the U.S. National Archives and NASA to digitize and restore all sources of material related to the original 1969 Apollo 11 mission.

Other winners include American Factory won the Emmy for Directing for a Documentary/NonFiction Program for directors Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert; and The Cave won for the Emmy for Cinematography for a Nonfiction Program.

The 2020 Creative Arts Emmy Awards are being streamed on Emmys.com for four consecutive nights, Monday, Sept. 14, through Thursday, Sept. 17, at 8:00 p.m. EDT/5:00 p.m. PDT with a fifth broadcast ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 19, at 8:00 p.m. EDT/5:00 p.m. PDT on FXX.

2020 CREATIVE ARTS EMMY AWARDS

OUTSTANDING SHORT FORM NONFICTION OR REALITY SERIES
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC PRESENTS: CREATING COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

OUTSTANDING CASTING FOR A REALITY PROGRAM
VH1
RuPaul’s Drag Race

OUTSTANDING SOUND MIXING FOR A NONFICTION OR REALITY PROGRAM
(SINGLE OR MULTI-CAMERA)
ERIC MILANO, Re-Recording Mixer
CNN
Apollo 11

OUTSTANDING SOUND EDITING FOR A NONFICTION OR REALITY PROGRAM
(SINGLE OR MULTI-CAMERA)
ERIC MILANO, Sound Design
CNN
Apollo 11

OUTSTANDING MUSIC COMPOSITION FOR A DOCUMENTARY SERIES OR SPECIAL
(ORIGINAL DRAMATIC SCORE)
LAURA KARPMAN, Composer
DISCOVERY CHANNEL
Why We Hate Tools & Tactics

OUTSTANDING CINEMATOGRAPHY FOR A NONFICTION PROGRAM
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC
The Cave

OUTSTANDING CINEMATOGRAPHY FOR A REALITY PROGRAM
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC
Life Below Zero
The New World

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A NONFICTION PROGRAM
MARK LEWIS, Written by
NETFLIX
Don’t F**k With Cats: Hunting An Internet Killer
Closing The Net

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A DOCUMENTARY/NONFICTION PROGRAM
STEVEN BOGNAR, Directed by
JULIA REICHERT, Directed by
NETFLIX
American Factory

OUTSTANDING NARRATOR
DAVID ATTENBOROUGH, Narrator
BBC AMERICA
Seven Worlds, One Planet
Antarctica

OUTSTANDING PICTURE EDITING FOR AN UNSTRUCTURED REALITY PROGRAM
NETFLIX
Cheer
God Blessed Texas

OUTSTANDING PICTURE EDITING FOR A NONFICTION PROGRAM
TODD DOUGLAS MILLER, Editor
CNN
Apollo 11

OUTSTANDING PICTURE EDITING FOR A STRUCTURED REALITY OR COMPETITION PROGRAM
VH1
RuPaul’s Drag Race
I’m That Bitch

OUTSTANDING HOSTED NONFICTION SERIES OR SPECIAL
LEAH REMINI: SCIENTOLOGY AND THE AFTERMATH
A&E

OUTSTANDING DOCUMENTARY OR NONFICTION SPECIAL
THE APOLLO
HBO

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A REALITY PROGRAM
GREG WHITELEY, Directed by
NETFLIX
Cheer
Daytona

OUTSTANDING STRUCTURED REALITY PROGRAM
QUEER EYE NETFLIX

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