BBC's Child Sacrifice Film Nominated for Top TV Award
The BBC’s investigation into Child Sacrifice has been nominated for an Emmy Award in America. This is fantastic news and we’re so pleased for everyone involved.
The Emmys are the most prestigious awards designed specifically for television and equivalent to the Oscars (film) and the Grammys (music). The winners will be announced at a ceremony at the Lincoln Centre in New York in October. While hit shows such as Downton Abbey, Mad Men and Sherlock will be in competition for best drama, the documentary section also has strong contenders.
The BBC’s film will face opposition from important films about Syria and other American features, but just the act of getting nominated will help to raise greater awareness about this gruesome and shocking issue.
The BBC’s documentary on Child Sacrifice was the most downloaded film in the history of the BBC World News channel on its iPlayer service in the UK, US and Australia. The film and news reports ignited one of the largest ever audience reactions and one of the most tweeted subjects in the history of the BBC.