Nominee 2021

Nuclear Family

HBO Documentary Films, Story Syndicate, Big Beach, Impact Partners, and Topic Studios present in association with Sustainable Films and BUNKER (HBO/HBO Max)

In this three-part series, filmmaker Ry Russo-Young delves into her own upbringing by two lesbian mothers via sperm donor in the late 1970s and early ‘80s, a time when LGBTQ parents were rare. An unexpected lawsuit caused her to rethink the meaning of the word “family.”



Network/Station/Platform:  HBO/HBO Max. Creator:  Ry Russo-Young. Executive Producers:  Liz Garbus, Julie Gaither, Jon Bardin, Jenny Raskin, Geralyn Dreyfous, Lauren Haber, Peter Saraf, Leah Holzer, Alex Turtletaub, Maria Zuckerman, Christine Connor, Ryan Heller, Barbara Dobkin, Eric Dobkin, Joe Landauer. Associate Producers/Producers:  Ry Russo-Young, Dan Cogan, Warren Fischer. Director:  Ry Russo-Young. Editors:  Ben Gold, Pisie Hochheim. Cinematography:  Christopher Lamarca, Harrison Schaaf, Jeff Venditti. Sound/Music:  Gary Lionelli.