Down Syndrome Reality Show Up For Emmys
A reality television show focusing on the lives of those with Down syndrome is in the running for multiple Emmy Awards.
The A&E Network hit “Born This Way” is nominated for four Emmys, including awards for casting, cinematography, picture editing and unstructured reality program.
The show, which will return for its fourth season in August, centers on seven young adults with Down syndrome who are pursuing employment, relationships and independence.
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This is not the first time that “Born This Way” has been recognized. The show has scored multiple Emmys during its run including the 2016 award for Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program. It was also named to the 2016 Television Academy Honors and took home the Critics’ Choice Award for Best Unstructured Reality Series earlier this year.
In addition to “Born This Way,” HBO’s comedy special “Night Of Too Many Stars: America Unites For Autism Programs,” which raised money for programs benefiting those on the spectrum, is also nominated for an Emmy this year in the live variety special category.
The Emmy Awards will be handed out in September.