2020 Emmy Nominees

Find out everything you need to know about HBO's nominated documentaries.

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Yusuf Hawkins: Storm Over Brooklyn

PREMIERES AUGUST 12

Yusuf Hawkins: Storm Over Brooklyn

Directed by Muta’Ali Muhammad (Life’s Essentials with Ruby Dee) this film tells the story of Yusuf Hawkins, a black teenager who was murdered in 1989 by a group of young white men in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn.

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PREMIERES AUGUST 23

The Vow

This documentary series from Academy Award-nominated and Emmy-winning directors Jehane Noujaim and Karim Amer (The Great Hack, The Square, Control Room) follows a number of people deeply involved in the self-improvement group NXIVM over the course of several years.

REMEMBERING PETE HAMILL: 1935-2020

Breslin and Hamill: Deadline Artists

This 2018 documentary profiles liberal newspaper columnists Jimmy Breslin and Pete Hamill, two men who defined an era of New York journalism in the late 20th century.

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Stockton on My Mind

Explore the personal and political journey of Michael Tubbs, who overcame growing up amid poverty and violence to become the first African-American mayor of his hometown of Stockton, California—as well as the youngest mayor of a major American city—at age 26.

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Welcome to Chechnya

Follow LGBTQ activists in the repressive and closed Russian republic of Chechnya as they work undercover to rescue victims and provide assistance to escape persecution.

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I'll Be Gone In The Dark

A six-part documentary series based on the book of the same name explores writer Michelle McNamara's investigation into the dark world of a violent predator she dubbed the Golden State Killer.

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Natalie Wood: What Remains Behind

​An intimate portrait of actor Natalie Wood's life and career, told through the eyes of her daughter Natasha Gregson Wagner and others who knew her best.

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Atlanta's Missing and Murdered: The Lost Children

This docuseries explores the period between 1979 and 1981 when at least 30 African-American children and young adults disappeared or were murdered in Atlanta.

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McMillion$

From executive producer Mark Wahlberg, the documentary series takes a look into the con that allowed one man to rig the results of the popular McDonald’s Monopoly game for an entire decade.

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I Love You, Now Die

In a controversial case, Michelle Carter is arrested for coercing her boyfriend into suicide via text message. Her trial raised difficult questions about technology, social media and mental health, while asking if one person can be held responsible for the suicide of another.

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