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[07/13/17 - 11:46 AM]
BBC America Earns a Record Ten Nominations for "Planet Earth II"
This morning's nominations bested the original "Planet Earth" series, and earned BBC America its most nominations ever.

[via press release from BBC America]

BBC AMERICA EARNS A RECORD TEN NOMINATIONS FOR "PLANET EARTH II"

TOPS ORIGINAL PLANET EARTH, EARNING MULTIPLE NODS IN THREE CATEGORIES

OUTSTANDING DOCUMENTARY OR NONFICTION SERIES ISLANDS

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR NONFICTION PROGRAMMING ISLANDS & CITIES

OUTSTANDING CINEMATOGRAPHY FOR NONFICTION PROGRAMMING ISLANDS & CITIES

OUTSTANDING PICTURE EDITING FOR NONFICTION PROGRAMMING ISLANDS & CITIES

OUTSTANDING SOUND EDITING FOR NONFICTION PROGRAMMING

OUTSTANDING SOUND MIXING FOR NONFICTION PROGRAMMING

OUTSTANDING MUSIC COMPOSITION FOR A SERIES

New York - July 13, 2017 - Announced this morning by the Television Academy, BBC AMERICA earned a record ten Emmy(R) nominations for the groundbreaking documentary series Planet Earth II. This morning's nominations bested the original Planet Earth series, and earned BBC AMERICA its most nominations ever.

Executive Producer, Planet Earth II, Michael Gunton said, "It is such an extraordinary and humbling honor to be recognized in this way by the Television Academy. What a wonderful surprise to have received this unbelievable and quite frankly, surreal news on a Thursday evening here in the UK. We're all fiendishly booking flights as we speak!"

Producer and Director, Islands, Elizabeth White added, "I'm gobsmacked!!"

Sarah Barnett, BBC AMERICA President, commented, "BBCA is over the moon about Planet Earth II's ten Emmy nominations. The team of artists behind this extraordinary program - the producers, the technical team, the composers and beyond - are earth shatteringly talented. We want to extend our deepest gratitude to the Television Academy for recognizing this brilliant and substantial show that has captivated audiences around the world and has brought us together in shared love for our planet."

About Planet Earth II

An extraordinary television event - the groundbreaking series Planet Earth II, brought audiences a vivid and unexpected exploration of the joy, wonder and drama of the natural world. Over three years in the making and encompassing a total of 2089 shooting days across 117 filming trips in 40 different countries, BBC AMERICA's Planet Earth II captivated viewers across the world. The jaw dropping landmark event captured the natural world in ways that were impossible a decade ago.

Captured in stunning Ultra-high definition detail, BBCA's Planet Earth II was an immersive exploration of the islands, mountains, jungles, grasslands, deserts and cities of the world. Journey to the four corners of the globe to discover the extreme forces that shape life in each of these iconic landscapes and the remarkable ways animals manage to overcome the challenges of surviving in the wildest places on Earth. From eye-to-eye encounters with incredible creatures to epic journeys through breathtaking wildernesses, experience the wonder of the natural world as never before.

Planet Earth II is a BBC Studios Natural History Unit production, co-produced with BBC AMERICA.

Created in 1998, BBC AMERICA is a hub of innovative, culturally contagious programming like the ground-breaking un-scripted series Top Gear, the top-rated science-fiction phenomenon Doctor Who, and the fan-favorite Orphan Black. The influential network has been the launch pad for talent including Ricky Gervais, Gordon Ramsay, and Graham Norton - all adopted as American pop culture icons. A joint venture between BBC Worldwide (the commercial arm of the BBC) and AMC Networks, BBCA has attracted both critical acclaim and major awards including four Emmy(R) Awards, five Golden Globes(R) and 12 Peabody Awards. The irrepressible network has garnered one of cable's most curious, educated and affluent audiences, with many properties boasting super-fan levels of engagement. Available on cable and satellite TV, BBC America broadcasts in both standard and high-definition, is available On Demand across all major digital platforms and offers full episodes online at bbcamerica.com.





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