Three Emmy Nominees Who’ve Got Our Vote

We’re excited that three of our Creative Capital Grantees have been nominated for their powerful work in this year’s Emmys in the News & Documentary category: Michèle Stephenson (2019), Tamara Shogaolu (2020), and Ramona Diaz (2019). Keep reading to learn about their projects in competition.

The News & Documentary Emmy Awards ceremony will take place September 29 at 7:30pm ET.

Michele Stephenson's The Changing Same
Michèle Stephenson (2019 Creative Capital Grantee)

Michèle Stephenson’s Creative Capital Project, The Changing Same: An American Pilgrimage, has been nominated for an Emmy in Outstanding Interactive Media: Innovation. The work is an immersive virtual reality, room-scale installation which brings users on a journey through time. It allows the audience to travel with those whose lived experiences included enslavement, lynching, and mass incarceration, and ends in an Afrofuturist tomorrow to confront and heal generational wounds.

Tamara Shogaolu's Un(re)solved
Tamara Shogaolu (2020 Creative Capital Grantee)

Nominated for Outstanding Interactive Media: Innovation is Tamara Shogaolu’s Un(re)solved. Made in a collaboration with FRONTLINE, the multiplatform investigation tells the stories of lives cut short, and examines a federal effort to grapple with America’s legacy of racist killings through the Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crime Act. It takes the form of a web-based interactive experience, serialized podcast, augmented-reality installation, and documentary film.

Ramona Diaz's A Thousand Cuts
Ramona Diaz (2019 Creative Capital Grantee)

Ramona Diaz’s A Thousand Cuts is a nominee for Best Documentary and Outstanding Social Issues categories. With freedom of speech under threat in the Philippines, the film goes inside the escalating war between the government and the press. The documentary follows Maria Ressa, a renowned journalist who has become a top target of President Rodrigo Duterte’s crackdown on the news media.