Los Angeles, CA – VICE Media is proud to announce that it has won an Emmy Award for its HBO series VICE in the category of Outstanding Informational Series or Special.
VICE is hosted by VICE Media founder Shane Smith and features today’s underreported stories from around the world, presented in an unvarnished documentary style.
Described as a “’60 Minutes’ for the young and the restless” by the New York Times, VICE takes viewers around the globe as its correspondents cover stories often overlooked by traditional media outlets. When reporting on today’s most pressing issues, from anti-government rebellions to hotbeds of terrorist activity to conflict and corruption, VICE uses an immersive documentary style to reveal the absurdity of the modern condition.
The Emmy Awards honor Season Two of VICE, which saw expanded episodes featuring new award-winning correspondents, such as the documentary filmmaker and author Ben Anderson (“No Worse Enemy”) and the filmmaker and producer Vikram Gandhi (“Kumare”). Season Two saw VICE correspondents travel to Greenland to witness the glacier melt in the region; go to Afghanistan to investigate rampant U.S. military waste and corruption; reveal extortion, torture and killing in Rio’s favelas, and more.
VICE was recently renewed by HBO for two more seasons, to air in 2015 and 2016. In 2013, VICE was nominated in the category of Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series.
VICE is executive produced by Bill Maher, Shane Smith, Eddy Moretti and BJ Levin, with Fareed Zakaria as consulting producer.
Watch the official trailer for VICE on HBO’s second season here: http://itsh.bo/1n1cbEn
About Vice Media
VICE is a global youth media company and the industry leader in producing and distributing the best online video content in the world. Launched in 1994 as a punk magazine, VICE now operates out of 36 offices globally, and has expanded into a multimedia network, including the world’s premier source for original online video, VICE.COM; an international network of digital channels; a television & feature film production studio; a magazine; a record label; anda book-publishing division.
VICE’s digital channels include VICE SPORTS, a sports channel; MUNCHIES, a food channel; VICE News, a dedicated news channel; Noisey, a music discovery channel; The Creators Project, dedicated to the arts and creativity; Motherboard, covering cultural happenings in technology; THUMP, focusing on global dance and electronic music; and Fightland, a channel dedicated to the culture of MMA. VICE acquired British fashion publication i-D in 2012 and re-launched i-D’s digital presence at i-D.co, a video-driven fashion site. In 2013, VICElaunched a news-magazine series on HBO titled VICE. The Emmy-nominated series just completed in its second season; seasons three and four to air in 2015 and 2016.