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'He Named Me Malala' Nominated For Five Emmy Awards

He Named Me Malala received five Emmy Award nominations this morning.

Released in 2015 to critical acclaim, He Named Me Malala is the intimate portrait of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai, who was targeted by the Taliban and severely wounded by a gunshot when returning home on her school bus in Pakistan’s Swat Valley. The film was directed by Academy® Award-winning filmmaker Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth and Waiting for “Superman”), produced by Parkes/MacDonald and distributed by Fox Searchlight Pictures in association with Image Nation Abu Dhabi, Participant Media and National Geographic Channel. Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment released He Named Me Malala across all formats (Digital HD, VOD and DVD) December 15, 2015.

The  Emmy nominations include:

Outstanding Production Design For A Variety, Nonfiction, Event Or Award Special

Alexander Fuller, Production Designer

Lori West, Art Director 


Outstanding Cinematography For A Nonfiction Program

Erich Roland, Director of Photography 


Outstanding Directing For A Nonfiction Program

Davis Guggenheim 


Outstanding Picture Editing For A Nonfiction Program 

Greg Finton, ACE

Editor Brian Johnson, Editor

Brad Fuller, Editor 


Outstanding Sound Editing For A Nonfiction Program (Single Or Multi-Camera) 

Skip Lievsay, Supervising Sound Editor

PK Hooker, Sound Editor

Susan Dubek, Dialogue Editor

Bill Bernstein, Music Editor


The award ceremony will be held on September 18. Click here for the complete list of nominees.

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