Emmy Predictions: Directing for a Documentary or Nonfiction Program – Directing Race Down to HBO v. Netflix?

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2021 EMMYS PREDICTIONS:
OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A DOCUMENTARY/NONFICTION PROGRAM

UPDATED: Aug 19, 2021

AWARDS PREDICTION COMMENTARY: Former winners in the mix like Dan Lindsay and TJ Martin with critical darlings that were seeking Oscar attention in 2020 such as Kirsten Johnson and Amanda McBaine and Jesse Moss. It could be down to the never awarded Frank Marshall and the duo of the controversial “Allen v. Farrow.”

The viewing platform for Emmy nominees opens on Aug. 13, with final-round voting, beginning on Aug. 19 at 9 a.m. PT until Aug. 30 at 10 p.m. PT.

Check out the full rankings of the category’s nominees in the chart below.

ALL SUBMISSIONS & RANKINGS:

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2021 Primetime Emmy Awards Predictions

About the Primetime Emmy Awards (Emmys)

The Primetime Emmy Awards, better known as the Emmys, is given out by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS). Since 1949, the awards recognize excellence in American primetime television programming. They are divided into three classes - Primetime Emmy Awards, the Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards (honors artisan achievements) and the Primetime Engineering Emmy Awards (recognizes significant engineering and technological contributions). The typical eligibility period is between June 1 and May 31 of any given year. The Television Academy comprises over 25,000 members, representing 30 professional peer groups, including performers, directors, producers, art directors and various artisans and executives.

  • The 73rd Emmy Awards are scheduled to air on Sunday, Sept. 19 at 8:00 pm est on CBS and on-demand on sister streamer Paramount Plus.

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