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"Making a Murderer" snags 6 Emmy nominations

Filmmaker: "We are stunned"
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Posted at 5:15 AM, Jul 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-15 06:16:51-04

The documentary that made kept Wisconsin and much of the nation glued to their TVs last winter has received the ultimate recognition from the Television Academy.

The Netflix series “Making a Murderer” was nominated for six Emmys Thursday.

The documentary follows the case of Steven Avery, a Manitowoc County man serving a life sentence for the murder of Teresa Halbach.

The series was nominated in the following categories:

• Outstanding Directing for Nonfiction Programming
• Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series
• Outstanding Picture Editing for Nonfiction Programming
• Outstanding Sound Editing for Non Fiction Programming
• Outstanding Sound Mixing for Nonfiction Programming
• Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming

Filmmaker Moira Demos told Deadline.com that she’s happy the nominations will help “to promote a dialogue.”

“With these nominations, it’s incredibly exciting because it keeps attention on the series and drives new viewers and keeps the conversation going, which was our incentive the whole time in making the series.”

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