Nominations for television's highest honor, the Emmys, were revealed late last week; and a handful of environmental series and specials made the cut.
In terms of nature documentaries, Discovery's "LIFE" and PBS's "The National Parks: America’s Best Idea" received equal nominations within the categories of Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming, Outstanding Sound Mixing For Nonfiction Programming, Outstanding Sound Editing For Nonfiction Programming (Single Or Multi-Camera), Outstanding Nonfiction Series, Outstanding Picture Editing For Nonfiction Programming, and Outstanding Cinematography For Nonfiction Programming.
While both series are visually stunning, I'm going to give the edge to "LIFE", which created new ways to capture its subjects during filming. Not to mention that incredible two-year time-lapse shot.
Also up for an Emmy, unfortunately in the same categories as "LIFE" and "Parks", is Animal Planet's anti-whaling series "Whale Wars". It has been nominated for Outstanding Cinematography For Nonfiction Programming and Outstanding Picture Editing For Nonfiction Programming.
As MNN blogger Robin Shreeves told you, "Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution" — which had the British celebrity chef trying to change the school menus and eating habits of a small American town, received a nom for Best Reality Series.
Finally, Audi scored a nice little piece of recognition with their controversial "Green Police" commercial that aired during the 2010 Super Bowl. They've been nominated for Outstanding Commercial.
The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards will be broadcast live on Aug. 29 at 8 p.m. ET. For a full list of the nominees, jump here.