Sheila Nevins

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Sheila Nevins

Sheila Nevins

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Sheila Nevins

Date of Birth

Birthday: April 6
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York

Sheila Nevins is an American television producer and the President of HBO Documentary Films.

She has produced over one thousand documentary films for HBO and is one of the most influential people in documentary filmmaking.

She has worked on productions that have been recognized with 35 News and Documentary Emmy Awards, 42 Peabody Awards, and 26 Academy Awards.

Nevins has won 32 individual Primetime Emmy Awards, more than any other person.

Sheila Nevins is an American television producer and the President of HBO Documentary Films.

She has produced over one thousand documentary films for HBO and is one of the most influential people in documentary filmmaking.

She has worked on productions that have been recognized with 35 News and Documentary Emmy Awards, 42 Peabody Awards, and 26 Academy Awards.

Nevins has won 32 individual Primetime Emmy Awards, more than any other person.

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Awards & Nominations

78 Nominations | 30 Emmys | 1 Honor
Exceptional Merit In Documentary Filmmaking - 2020
Outstanding Documentary Or Nonfiction Special - 2018
Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking - 2017
Outstanding Documentary Or Nonfiction Special - 2016
Outstanding Documentary Or Nonfiction Special - 2016
Outstanding Documentary Or Nonfiction Special - 2016
  • Nominee
  • Sheila Nevins, Executive Producer
  • Mapplethorpe: Look At The Pictures
  • HBO
  • HBO Documentary Films in association with Film Manufacturers, Inc. and World of Wonder Productions
Exceptional Merit In Documentary Filmmaking - 2016
  • Winner
  • Sheila Nevins, Executive Producer
  • Jim: The James Foley Story
  • HBO
  • HBO Documentary Films in association with Kunhardt Films and Marigold Pictures
Outstanding Documentary Or Nonfiction Special - 2015
  • Nominee
  • Sheila Nevins, Executive Producer
  • The Case Against 8
  • HBO
  • HBO Documentary Films in association with Tripod Media and a Moore's Filmed Goods and Services
Outstanding Documentary Or Nonfiction Special - 2015
Outstanding Documentary Or Nonfiction Special - 2015
  • Nominee
  • Sheila Nevins, Executive Producer
  • Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck
  • HBO
  • HBO Documentary Films in association with Universal Pictures, Public Road Productions and The End of Music
Outstanding Children's Program - 2015
Outstanding Documentary Or Nonfiction Special - 2013
  • Nominee
  • Sheila Nevins
  • Ethel
  • HBO
  • Moxie Firecracker Productions in association with HBO Documentary Films
Outstanding Documentary Or Nonfiction Special - 2013
Outstanding Children's Program - 2013
  • Nominee
  • Sheila Nevins
  • The Weight Of The Nation For Kids: Quiz Ed!
  • HBO
  • HBO Documentary Films and The Institute of Medicine with Mackerel Sky Films in association with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health and in partnership with the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation and Kaiser
Outstanding Children's Program - 2013
  • Nominee
  • Sheila Nevins
  • A YoungArts Masterclass
  • HBO
  • Simon & Goodman Picture Company and YoungArts in association with HBO Family
Outstanding Children's Nonfiction, Reality or Reality-Competition Program - 2012
  • Nominee
  • Sheila Nevins, Executive Producer
  • The Weight Of The Nation For Kids: The Great Cafeteria Takeover
  • HBO
  • HBO Documentary Films and the Institute of Medicine with Mackerel Sky Films, in association with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health, and in partnership with the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation and Kaiser
Outstanding Nonfiction Special - 2012
Outstanding Nonfiction Special - 2012
  • Nominee
  • Sheila Nevins, Produced By
  • Gloria: In Her Own Words
  • HBO
  • Kunhardt McGee Productions in association with HBO Documentary Films
Exceptional Merit In Documentary Filmmaking - 2012
  • Nominee
  • Sheila Nevins, Executive Producer
  • Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory
  • HBO
  • @Radical.Media Productions in association with HBO Documentary Films
Outstanding Nonfiction Series - 2012
  • Nominee
  • Sheila Nevins, Executive Producer
  • The Weight Of The Nation
  • HBO
  • HBO Documentary Films and the Institute of Medicine, in association with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health, and in partnership with the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation and Kaiser Permanente
Outstanding Variety, Music Or Comedy Special - 2011
Outstanding Children's Program - 2011
Exceptional Merit In Nonfiction Filmmaking - 2010
  • Nominee
  • Sheila Nevins, Executive Producer
  • Sergio
  • HBO
  • Silverbridge Productions and Passion Pictures in association with Screen Pass Pictures, Impact Partners, Motto Pictures, BBC Storyville and HBO Documentary Films
Outstanding Nonfiction Special - 2010
  • Winner
  • Sheila Nevins, Produced By
  • Teddy: In His Own Words
  • HBO
  • Kunhardt McGee Productions in association with HBO Documentary Films
Exceptional Merit In Nonfiction Filmmaking - 2009
  • Winner
  • Sheila Nevins, Executive Producer
  • The Memory Loss Tapes
  • HBO
  • HBO Documentary Films and the National Institute on Aging of the National Institutes of Health in association with the Alzheimer's Association, Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund, Geoffrey Beene Gives Back Alzheimer's Initiative, and Sceneworks
Outstanding Nonfiction Special - 2009
  • Nominee
  • Sheila Nevins, Executive Producer
  • The Alzheimer's Project: Momentum In Science (Parts 1 & 2)
  • HBO
  • HBO Documentary Films and the National Institute on Aging of the National Institutes of Health in association with the Alzheimer's Association, Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund, Geoffrey Beene Gives Back Alzheimer's Initiative
Governors Award - 2009
  • Winner
  • Sheila Nevins (and her HBO documentary unit), as Honoree
Exceptional Merit In Nonfiction Filmmaking - 2009
Outstanding Children's Nonfiction Program - 2009
  • Winner
  • Sheila Nevins, Executive Producer
  • Grandpa, Do You Know Who I Am? with Maria Shriver
  • HBO
  • HBO Documentary Films and the National Institute on Aging of the National Institutes of Health in association with the Alzheimer's Association, Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund, Geoffrey Beene Gives Back Alzheimer's Initiative, and Planet Grande Pictures
Outstanding Nonfiction Special - 2008
Outstanding Children's Program - 2008
Exceptional Merit In Nonfiction Filmmaking - 2008
  • Winner
  • Sheila Nevins, Executive Producer
  • White Light/Black Rain
  • HBO
  • Farallon Films in association with HBO Documentary Films
Outstanding Nonfiction Special - 2007
  • Winner
  • Sheila Nevins, Executive Producer
  • Ghosts Of Abu Ghraib
  • HBO
  • Moxie Firecracker Productions in association with HBO Documentary Films and The Fledgling Fund
Exceptional Merit In Nonfiction Filmmaking - 2007
Outstanding Nonfiction Special - 2006
Exceptional Merit In Nonfiction Filmmaking - 2006
  • Winner
  • Sheila Nevins, Executive Producer
  • Baghdad ER
  • HBO
Outstanding Children's Program - 2006
Exceptional Merit In Nonfiction Filmmaking - 2005
Outstanding Children's Program - 2005
Outstanding Nonfiction Special - 2004
  • Nominee
  • Sheila Nevins, Executive Producer
  • Born Rich
  • HBO
Outstanding Nonfiction Program (Alternative) - 2003
Outstanding Non-Fiction Program (Reality) - 2002
Sheila Nevins at the Fourth Annual Television Academy Honors
Sheila Nevins & James Gandolfini at the Fourth Annual Television Academy Honors
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Sheila Nevins at the Fourth Annual Television Academy Honors
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