The HBO doc about Michael Jackson took dwelling one of many high awards after receiving 5 complete noms.

HBO’s Leaving Neverland received greatest documentary or nonfiction particular on the 2019 Artistic Arts Emmys on Saturday night time (Sept. 14).

The four-hour movie — which featured testimony from Wade Robson and James Safechuck, two males who declare to have suffered childhood sexual abuse by the hands of the late Michael Jackson — earned a complete of 5 noms heading into Saturday’s ceremony. The mission, directed by Dan Reed, was nominated within the following classes: excellent directing for a documentary/nonfiction program; excellent documentary or nonfiction particular; excellent image enhancing for a nonfiction program; excellent sound enhancing for a nonfiction program; and excellent sound mixing for a nonfiction program.

After Leaving Neverland‘s debut in January on the Sundance Movie Pageant, Jackson’s property referred to as the movie “a tabloid character assassination” and insisted it “isn’t a documentary,” whereas his household referred to as Reed and the pic’s two accusers “opportunists.”

Reed shared his response to Leaving Neverland‘s a number of Emmy nods in an announcement to The Hollywood Reporter. “Since Leaving Neverland aired in March, it has launched many vital conversations about youngster sexual abuse and the grooming that accompanies it. This was why James Safechuck and Wade Robson and their households spoke out, and why we made the documentary,” mentioned Reed. “We’re delighted that the Academy has honored that purpose — and our dedicated creative team — with five nominations.”

The Artistic Arts Emmys are being handed out over two nights, Saturday and Sunday. The Primetime Emmy Awards shall be handed out Sunday, Sept. 22.

This text initially appeared on The Hollywood Reporter.

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