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Source:  The Hollywood Reporter

HBO’s “Leaving Neverland” won the Emmy award for outstanding documentary or nonfiction special at the 2019 Creative Arts Emmys last night.  Netflix’s “Our Planet” took home the Emmy for best documentary or nonfiction series.

Dan Reed directed “Leaving Neverland,” a four-hour film which features testimony from Wade Robson and James Safechuck, two men who claim to have suffered childhood sexual abuse at the hands of the late Michael Jackson.

Backstage, Reed explained that prior to taking on the project, he didn’t know much about Jackson, nor did he have an opinion if Jackson was “guilty or innocent.”

“I thought the two guys [Robson and Safechuck] would never speak out in front of camera,” Reed said, adding that in talking to them, he was inclined to believe their claims in part because they described what he considered romantic relationships.

See the complete list of documentary category winners at the Emmys website.

Read the story at The Hollywood Reporter.


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