Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for Nonfiction Programming

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Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for Nonfiction Programming
Awarded for Outstanding Directing for Nonfiction Programming
Country United States
Presented by Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
Currently held by Ezra Edelman, O.J.: Made in America (2017)
Website emmys.com

The Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for Nonfiction Programming is awarded to one television documentary or nonfiction series each year.

In the following list, the first titles listed in gold are the winners; those not in gold are nominees, which are listed in alphabetical order. The years given are those in which the ceremonies took place:

Winners and nominations[edit]

2000s[edit]

Year Program Episode Nominee(s) Network
2003
[1]
American Experience "The Murder of Emmett Till" Stanley Nelson Jr. PBS
American Idol "Finale" Bruce Gowers Fox
Da Ali G Show "Politics" James Bobin HBO
Expedition: Bismarck Andrew Wight and James Cameron Discovery Channel
Journeys with George Alexandra Pelosi and Aaron Lubarsky HBO
Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narratives Ed Bell and Thomas Lennon
2004
[2]
Jockey Kate Davis HBO
American Experience "Tupperware!" Laurie Kahn PBS
American Masters "Judy Garland: By Myself" Susan Lacy
Born Rich Jamie Johnson HBO
Queer Eye for the Straight Guy "Richard Miller" Becky Smith Bravo
2005
[3]
Death in Gaza James Miller (posthumously) HBO
American Idol "Finale" Bruce Gowers Fox
The Apprentice "Finale" Glenn Weiss NBC
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition "The Dore Family" Patrick Higgins ABC
Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson Ken Burns PBS
2006[4]
Baghdad ER Jon Alpert and Matthew O'Neill HBO
All Aboard! Rosie's Family Cruise Shari Cookson HBO
American Masters "John Ford/John Wayne: The Filmmaker and the Legend" Samuel D. Pollard PBS
"No Direction Home: Bob Dylan" Martin Scorsese
Children of Beslan Ewa Ewart and Leslie Woodhead HBO
2007
[5]
When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts Spike Lee HBO
Ghosts of Abu Ghraib Rory Kennedy HBO
Star Wars: The Legacy Revealed Kevin Burns History
Thin Lauren Greenfield HBO
This American Life "God's Close-Up" Christopher Wilcha Showtime
2008[6] This American Life "Escape" Adam Beckman and Christopher Wilcha Showtime
The Amazing Race "Honestly, They Have Witch Powers or Something" Bertram van Munster CBS
Autism: The Musical Tricia Regan HBO
Project Runway "En Garde!" Tony Sacco Bravo
The War "Pride of Our Nation (June–August 1944)" Ken Burns and Lynn Novick PBS
2009[7] Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired Marina Zenovich HBO
The Amazing Race "Don't Let a Cheese Hit Me" Bertram van Munster CBS
Project Runway "Finale (Part 1)" Paul Starkman Bravo
This American Life "John Smith" Adam Beckman and Christopher Wilcha Showtime
Top Chef "The Last Supper" Steve Hryniewicz Bravo

2010s[edit]

Year Program Episode Nominee(s) Network
2010[8] American Experience "My Lai" Barak Goodman PBS
The Amazing Race "I Think We're Fighting the Germans, Right?" Bertram van Munster CBS
By the People: The Election of Barack Obama Amy Rice and Alicia Sams HBO
Monty Python: Almost the Truth (Lawyers Cut) "Lust for Glory" Bill Jones and Ben Timlett IFC
Terror in Mumbai Dan Reed HBO
2011[9] Gasland Josh Fox HBO
The Amazing Race "You Don't Get Paid Unless You Win" Bertram van Munster CBS
American Masters "A Letter to Elia/Reflecting on Kazan" Kent Jones and Martin Scorsese PBS
Becoming Chaz Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato OWN
Top Chef "Give Me Your Huddled Masses" Paul Starkman Bravo
2012[10] George Harrison: Living in the Material World Martin Scorsese HBO
The Amazing Race "Let Them Drink Their Haterade" Bertram van Munster CBS
American Masters "Woody Allen: A Documentary" Robert B. Weide PBS
Project Runway "Finale (Part 2)" Craig Spirko Lifetime
Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky HBO
2013[11] American Masters "Mel Brooks: Make a Noise" Robert Trachtenberg PBS
Ethel Rory Kennedy HBO
Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God Alex Gibney
Survivor "Live Finale and Reunion (Caramoan: Fans vs. Favorites)" Glenn Weiss CBS
"Live Finale and Reunion (Philippines)" Michael Simon
2014[12] The Square Jehane Noujaim Netflix
The Amazing Race "Part Like the Red Sea" Bertram van Munster CBS
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey "Standing Up in the Milky Way" Brannon Braga Fox
Project Runway "Sky's the Limit" Craig Spirko Lifetime
Shark Tank "Episode 501" Ken Fuchs ABC
2015[13] Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief Alex Gibney HBO
Citizenfour Laura Poitras HBO
Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways "Washington D.C." Dave Grohl
The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst "Chapter 2: Poor Little Rich Boy" Andrew Jarecki
Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck Brett Morgen
2016
[14]
Making a Murderer "Fighting for Their Lives" Moira Demos and Laura Ricciardi Netflix
Cartel Land Matthew Heineman A&E
Chef's Table "Gaggan Anand" David Gelb Netflix
He Named Me Malala Davis Guggenheim Nat Geo
What Happened, Miss Simone? Liz Garbus Netflix
2017
[15]
O.J.: Made in America "Part 3" Ezra Edelman ESPN
Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds Alexis Bloom and Fisher Stevens HBO
Planet Earth II "Cities" Fredi Devas BBC America
"Islands" Elizabeth White
13th Ava DuVernay Netflix

Individuals with multiple nominations[edit]

References[edit]

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