The 2012 News and Documentary Emmy Award nominees were announced on Thursday by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
Nominees were selected in 42 different categories, including Breaking News, Continuing Coverage, Investigative Reporting, Best Documentary, and more. CBS led the pack with a total of 43 nominations, followed by PBS at 37; NBC at 20; and ABC at 17.
CNN and its international network were nominated for 9 awards total. MSNBC picked up two nominations, including one in the Outstanding Promo category for "MoJoe To Go - Dance To The Music," a commercial spot produced in part by "Morning Joe's" resident hunk, Louis Burgdorf. "The Rachel Maddow" show was nominated in the Oustanding News Discussion and Analysis category.
Of all the CBS News shows, "60 Minutes" nabbed 34 of the network's 43 nominations. NBC's newsmagazine "Rock Center with Brian Williams" picked up a total of three nominations, including one in the Outstanding Interview category for "Rock Center" correspondent Bob Costas' interview with disgraced former Penn State assistant football coach, Jerry Sandusky.
ABC's Diane Sawyer was also nominated in the Outstanding Interview category for her "20/20" special with Jaycee Dugard, the Lake Tahoe girl who was kidnapped at the age of 11.
Anderson Cooper's CNN show received two nominations. Cooper's talk show "Anderson" was nominated for a daytime Emmy Award earlier this year.