David Attenborough wins an Emmy for Outstanding Narrator

The 94-year-old broadcaster has nabbed his third consecutive Emmy win for Outstanding Narration.

David Attenborough

David Attenborough has added yet another gong to his collection after winning an Emmy for his work on BBC America documentary Seven Worlds, One Planet.

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Attenborough’s win during the first night of the Creative Arts Emmys marks his third consecutive award for Outstanding Narration, having won in previous years for his work on Our Planet and Blue Planet II.

This year, the 94-year-old broadcaster beat out the likes of A-listers Lupita Nyong’o (Serengeti), Chiwetel Ejiofor (The Elephant Queen), Angela Bassett (The Imagineering Story) and professional athlete Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Black Patriots: Heroes of the Revolution) for the award.

Attenborough has been nominated for seven Emmy Awards throughout his career as well as 21 BAFTAs, eight of which he won. His latest documentary series – Extinction: The Facts – is currently airing on BBC One and looks at the biodiversity loss happening across the planet.

The 2020 Creative Arts Emmy Awards, which is taking place virtually over the course of this week, saw a variety of other category winners announced during its first broadcast, including Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special which went to HBO’s The Apollo – a film about the iconic Apollo Theatre in New York.

Presented by comedian Nicole Byer, the event also confirmed Netflix’s Queer Eye as the winner of Outstanding Structured Reality Program, beating out the likes of Love is Blind and Antiques Roadshow, while RuPaul’s Drag Race won the Emmy for Outstanding Casting for a Reality Program.

Tuesday evening will see the Creative Arts Emmy Awards announced for Variety programming, while Wednesday and Thursday cover the Scripted category before Saturday’s finale, set to feature an eclectic mix of awards across all genres.

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The 2020 Creative Arts Emmy Awards airs from Monday 21st September to Saturday 19th September at 11pm on Sky One in the UK. If you’re looking for more to watch, check out our TV Guide.