First Life with David Attenborough, broadcast in the US on Discovery Channel, has received three nominations in the International News & Documentary Emmy® Awards. The full list for the 32nd Annual News and Documentary Emmy® Awards was announced today by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS). The landmark programme, for which David Attenborough travelled the globe in search of the earliest animals, was nominated in the ‘Outstanding Nature Programming’, ‘Outstanding Writing’ and ‘Outstanding Graphic Design and Art Direction’ categories.
First Life was co-written by David Attenborough, Martin Williams and Anthony Geffen. Presented by David Attenborough, the series was edited by Pete Miller, who worked with series producer Anthony Geffen and series director Martin Williams to integrate the location footage with state of the art computer animation by visual effects studio ZOO.
The awards will be presented on Monday 26th September at a ceremony at Frederick P Rose Hall, Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center, located in the Time Warner Center in New York City. The event will be attended by more than a thousand television and news media industry executives, news and documentary producers and journalists.
First Life also aired on BBC Two in the UK and ABC1 in Australia. It is now being shown by broadcasters around the world with international sales handled by BBC Worldwide. Further details of the series, including the DVD and companion book, can be found on the First Life website.