Whale Wars Nominated for Two Emmy Awards!

Whale WarsNominations for the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards were recently announced, and Animals Planet’s series Whale Wars received two nominations!  Whale Wars, one of Animal Planet’s top rated series, follows the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society as they wage a life-and-death battle to find and stop the illegal hunting of whales in the name of "research."

Specifically, the episode Whale Wars--The Stuff of Nightmares, in which a whale is harpooned and is shown taking 23 agonizing minutes to drown, is competing against LIFE and The National Parks for the titles of Outstanding Cinematography for Nonfiction Programming and Outstanding Picture Editing for Nonfiction Programming.

The Emmy Awards will be broadcast live on Sunday, August 29th, at 8 PM ET.