Discovery Channel & Animal Planet Nab 16 Primetime Emmy Nominations

Emmy StatuetteWhat a morning for Discovery Communications! Following up on Discovery Channel’s two Daytime Emmys last month, we learned this morning that Discovery Channel has earned 14 Primetime Emmy nominations and that Animal Planet has added another two nominations to its accolades.

Discovery Channel’s groundbreaking Life leads the pack with six nominations including Outstanding Nonfiction Series, for which Deadliest Catch is also nominated — for the fifth consecutive year. Catch received a total of four nominations, while fan favorites Dirty Jobs and MythBusters will go head to head for Outstanding Reality Program.

Animal Planet’s Whale Wars, one of the network’s top-rated series, was also honored with nominations in the Outstanding Cinematography for Nonfiction Programming and Outstanding Picture Editing for Nonfiction Programming.

Congrats to the teams behind all the nominated shows, who will be honored at the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, August 29 and during the Creative Arts event the week prior!