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The Environmental Media Association Announces 2017 Film And Television EMA Awards Nominees

Netflix and FOX Lead the Pack in Nominations; Winners to be Announced at the 27th Annual EMA Awards happening on September 23 in Los Angeles

Press Release – LOS ANGELES (Aug. 9, 2017) – The Environmental Media Association (EMA) has announced the 2017 film and television nominees for the 27th Annual EMA Awards that will take place on Sept. 23 at the historic Barker Hangar at the Santa Monica Airport. The event will be Hosted by EMA Board Member Jaden Smith and Honor Russell Simmons with EMA’s Missions in Music Award amongst others to be announced.

“This year’s remarkable slate of nominees is a testament to the continued dedication and commitment that the entertainment community has on the environmental issues we are facing,” said EMA President & CEO Debbie Levin. “The EMA Awards will not only further amplify the voices and messages of each of these programs and films, but also inspire a new generation of activists in the film, television and new media community to produce environmental content; it is through these channels where storytelling has the power to educate and ignite change”

Nomination highlights include:

  • Netflix and FOX lead the pack with four nominations each, followed by National Geographic, Hulu, and HBO which each received three nods by EMA.
  • Netflix’s four nominations span four different categories including Reality Television and Feature Film, marking the first time a streaming original title breaks into the two categories.
  • The Documentary Film category includes titles from filmmakers such Leonardo DiCaprio, Michael Bloomberg, Al Gore, Jeff Skoll, and winner of the category’s 2012 award Jeff Orlowski.
  • Returning winners:
    • FOX’s “The Simpsons” returns for the opportunity to win a third consecutive EMA Award for Television Episodic Comedy, and ninth win overall in the category.
    • Disney hopes to take home a second consecutive Feature Film award for “Moana” after winning the category in 2016 with “The Jungle Book”
    • Sony and NBCUniversal’s “The Blacklist” received a second consecutive nomination for Television Episodic Drama after taking the category in 2016.

Complete list of 2017 EMA Awards nominees:



An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power
Paramount Pictures
Participant Media, Actual Films
Executive Producers: Davis Guggenheim, Lawrence Bender, Laurie David, Scott Z. Burns, Lesley Chilcott
Producers: Jeff Skoll, Richard Berge, Diane Weyermann

Before The Flood
Fox & National Geographic
Appian Way
Producers: Leonardo DiCaprio, Fisher Stevens, Trevor Davidoski, Jennifer Davisson, Brett Ratner, James Packer

Chasing Coral
Exposure Labs
Executive Producers: Jeff Orlowski, Larissa Rhodes

From The Ashes
Fox & National Geographic
RadicalMedia (Bloomberg Philanthropies)
Executive Producers: Jon Kamen, Joe Berlinger, Justin Wilkes, Katherine Oliver, Tim Pastore

The Blacklist
Season 4, Episode 4 “Gaia”
Sony/ NBCUniversal

The Crown
Episode 104 “Act of God”
Sony Pictures TV and Left Bank/ Netflix

The Handmaid’s Tale
Episode 106 “A Woman’s Place”

The Path
Episode 203 “The Father and the Son”
NBCUniversal & Hulu

Episode 309 “Trip to Fresno”

The Daily Show With Trevor Noah
Episode 22101
Comedy Central/Viacom

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Episode 105 “Coal”

The Simpsons
Episode 601 “Trust But Clarify”

Bill Nye Saves The World
Episode 101 “Earth is a Hot Mess”

Episode 101 “Charleston, SC”

“When The Earth Melts”

Years of Living Dangerously
Episode 205 “Collapse of the Oceans”
Fox & National Geographic

Hello World!
Episode 1 “Usher Presents: Stronger”
Discovery Channel

Miles From Tomorrowland
Episode 213B “Blackout On Bloppsburgh”
Disney ABC Television Group

Sesame Street
Season 47, Episode 25: “The Recycling Fair”

This year’s EMA Awards will celebrate the 27th anniversary by looking toward the future, honoring exciting and innovative voices in the environmental world, and promoting solutions in innovation and activism to combat the current administration’s rollback on funding. The 27th annual EMA Awards will be presented by the Toyota Mirai, a hydrogen-fueled vehicle that’s only emission is water.

To apply for credentials please click on the following link:

Applications must be completed by 5 p.m. PT on Friday, Sept. 8

About the Environmental Media Association

The Environmental Media Association (EMA) is a Non-Profit 501(c)3 organization founded in 1989 to inspire solutions for the environment through our impact in media and pop culture.

The organization has grown into a diverse subsection of entertainment industry tastemakers, entrepreneurs in finance and technology, and green icons dedicated to the mission of promoting environmental progress and innovations through celebrity role modeling, campaign work, year-round programs and our two large scale annual events, The EMA Awards ( and the EMA Impact Summit (

EMA serves as a valuable link between the world of media and the environmental community, working tirelessly to bring the planet’s most pressing issues to the forefront of pop culture and make true change by inspiring the next generation of filmmakers and entrepreneurs. To find out more about our programs and events visit us at and, Hashtag: #Green4EMA, Instagram @green4ema and Twitter @green4ema.

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