‘Rbg’ and ‘The Sentence’ Share Emmy for Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking

Add an Emmy to the growing list of acclaim for the documentary on the life and career of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, “Rbg.” Julie Cohen and Betsy West’s film on the current Supreme Court justice was previously nominated for an Oscar back in January.

In a rare category tie, Rudy Valdez’s HBO film “The Sentence,” which focuses on federal and state mandatory minimum sentencing laws, also shared the victory in this year’s category.To take home the prize for Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking, “The Sentence” and “Rbg” bested “Hale County This Morning, This Evening,” another film that was nominated at this year’s Oscars as well.

This is Valdez’s first year as an Emmy nominee.

Cohen and West, first-time nominees as well, were also nominated in the Best Nonfiction/Documentary Directing category.“Rbg” was one of a pair of films to air on CNN that were recognized in this category,

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