Discovery Channel and Planet Green Honored with News & Documentary Emmys

Emmy StatuetteCongratulations are in order to Discovery Channel and Planet Green, who each took home statues on Monday at the 31st Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards.

Discovery Channel’s Wild Pacific: Survivors, a special exploring the diversity of life in the pacific islands, was awarded Outstanding Individual Achievement in a Craft: Cinematography – Nature. (Check out a clip of Wild Pacific: Survivors at

Planet Green’s environmental documentary series Reel Impact took home two Emmys. The series’ The Last Beekeeper, a documentary following the struggles and successes beekeepers face on their journey to the largest beekeeping event of the year, won for Outstanding Nature Program. (Watch the trailer for The Last Beekeeper.)  And Split Estate, a documentary chronicling the struggle that citizens in the path of a new drilling boom in the Rocky Mountain West face, won for Outstanding Individual Achievement in a Craft: Research.

The News & Documentary Emmy Awards are presented annually by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.