Two CuriosityStream Original productions will be competing for top honors in multiple categories at the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences 38th Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards. These are the first Emmy nominations for CuriosityStream, a leading global documentary streaming service launched by Discovery Communications founder and former chairman John Hendricks just over two years ago.
David Attenborough’s Light on Earth is nominated for Outstanding Nature Documentary as well as Outstanding Cinematography: Documentary. The 4K film has already won international acclaim, including a BAFTA nomination, top honors at the Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards, and the Grand Helix Award (best in show) at the prestigious Science Media Awards.
In the film, the legendary Sir David Attenborough guides a never-before-seen exploration into the mystery of bioluminescence – how animals produce light of their own. The stunning images were made possible by specially developed low-light color cameras – 4,000 times more sensitive – and a new generation of submersibles to reveal these “living lights” in the soil, on land and in the ocean. David Attenborough’s Light on Earthwas produced by CuriosityStream with Ammonite Films and Terra Mater Factual Studios.
“The factor that drives every decision we make at CuriosityStream is our mission to bring the most elegantly-produced, informative and entertaining films to documentary fans around the world. Our viewers demand the best in science programming and these two films are some of our most viewed titles. It’s an honor to see them recognized among the other outstanding documentaries available from the word’s best producers,” said Steve Burns, Chief Programming Officer for CuriosityStream.
Both documentaries are available to watch now on CuriosityStream. You can sign up for a free trial at CuriosityStream.com.
The 38th Annual News and Documentary Emm® Awards will be presented on October 5, 2017, at a ceremony in New York.