‘Frozen Planet’ & ‘MythBusters’ Lead Discovery Communications’ 11 Primetime Emmy Nominations

Emmy StatuetteJust minutes ago, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the nominees for the 2012 Primetime Emmy Awards, which will be presented on September 23 in Los Angeles in a primetime event hosted by funnyman Jimmy Kimmel.* Discovery Channel, TLC & Animal Planet all took home nominations, including Frozen Planet in the Outstanding Nonfiction Series category and MythBusters in the Outstanding Reality Program category.

Congratulations to all the nominees — adding to the 11 nominations last week for the News & Documentary Emmy Awards!

Frozen Planet (Discovery Channel)

  • Outstanding Nonfiction Series
  • Outstanding Cinematography for Nonfiction Programming
  • Outstanding Picture Editing for Nonfiction Programming
  • Outstanding Sound Editing for Nonfiction Programming (Single or Multi-Camera)
  • Outstanding Sound Mixing for Nonfiction Programming

MythBusters (Discovery Channel)

  • Outstanding Reality Program

Deadliest Catch (Discovery Channel)

  • Outstanding Cinematography for Reality Programming
  • Outstanding Picture Editing for Reality Programming
  • Outstanding Sound Mixing for Nonfiction Programming

Whale Wars (Animal Planet)

  • Outstanding Cinematography for Nonfiction Programming (with Frozen Planet)

Inside the Human Body (TLC)

  • Outstanding Special Visual Effects

*The Primetime Creative Arts Emmys ceremony will take place on September 15.