News and Documentary Emmys 2013: CBS scores most nominations

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 15: Scott Pelley attends CBS 2013 Upfront Presentation at The Tent at Lincoln Center on May 15, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Gabbe/Getty Images)
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Nominations for the 34th annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards were announced Thursday, with the Tiffany Network leading the pack.

CBS scored 46 nominations, more than any other network. PBS followed closely behind with 45 nods. ABC and NBC landed 14 and 13 nominations, respectively.

"60 Minutes" received the most nods out of any CBS broadcast, with 24 nominations. The "CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley" picked up nine nominations while "CBS This Morning" scored five. CBS' "Sunday Morning" received four nods and "48 Hours" was also nominated in the category of outstanding coverage of a breaking news story in a news magazine for its special report on the Newtown massacre.

The nominations were announced by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, which organizes the awards honoring excellence in national news reporting and documentary programming.

David Fanning, the creator and executive producer of PBS' long-running "Frontline" documentary series, will be presented with a Lifetime Achievement honor at this year's awards ceremony.

"Congratulations to our esteemed nominees," said Malachy Wienges, Chairman, National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, in a statement. "We are honoring this year's outstanding news stories, and we are also pleased to have David Fanning as this year's Lifetime Achievement recipient. David has guided "Frontline" to the pinnacle of public affairs television. This year's event promises to be a wonderful evening honoring the best that news and documentary television can be."

A full list of this year's nominees can be found on the National Television Academy's website.

The 34th annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards while be presented on Oct. 1 in New York.

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