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Hillary Clinton Just Won an Emmy (Exclusive)

Hillary Clinton, the former first lady, senator, secretary of state and Democratic party presidential candidate, can now add another feather to her cap: Emmy winner. Clinton, along with her daughter, Chelsea Clinton, were executive producers of the Netflix documentary In Her Hands, a film about the youngest female mayor in the history of Afghanistan, which […]

Oscars: Amid a Breakout Year for Docs, Is a Best Picture Nomination in the Cards?

Doc features are experiencing an awards boom, spilling out beyond their nonfiction boxes into categories such as original score, song and VFX. Could top prizes like director and picture be next? 

Why ‘The Cave’ Director Put Himself in Danger (Again) to Bring Syria’s Bloody Civil War to the Screen

The documentary, earning director Feras Fayyad his second Oscar nomination, underscores his singular commitment to show the conflict, from a female doctor's perspective.

Oscars: How the Documentary Feature Nominees Explore Global Issues

'American Factory,' 'The Cave,' 'The Edge of Democracy,' 'For Sama' and 'Honeyland' take viewers to Brazil, Syria, North Macedonia, China and even Ohio.

‘The Edge of Democracy’ Acts as Warning Shot for America, Says Director

Brazilian director Petra Costa, earning her first Oscar nomination for the Netflix documentary explains the doc presents a dark "distorted mirror" of the myriad crises facing the U.S. today.

Oscars: Why the Documentary Race Can Be a 15-Month Slog

For narrative features, a debut at a fall festival often is considered the best path to Academy Awards glory. But when it comes to docs, most succeed with much earlier starts.

Emmys: Have Voters Fallen Off the True-Crime Doc Wagon?

A look into why cold-case stories have lost some heat in the Emmys race.

How the Oscars Boost TV’s Documentary Nominees

While one major Academy Awards rule change has been grabbing headlines these days, another proposal that has yet to be implemented ?is one banning Oscar-recognized films from also competing for the Emmys.

Film Academy Mulls Ban Over Oscars and Emmys “Double-Dipping” (Exclusive)

A new rule under discussion would prohibit films submitted for Oscar consideration from subsequently being entered for Emmy consideration.

‘Jane’s’ Oscar Snub Reveals Turmoil in the Academy’s Documentary Branch (Guest Column)

Heavy political projects knock crowd-pleasers out of the nominations, including Brett Morgen's acclaimed doc, which also represents a "missed chance to celebrate a symbol of female resistance."