Sheila Nevins

  • Birth Place: New York, New York, United States
  • Profession: Executive Producer
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Fast Facts

  • Was one of only two women in the directing program while at Yale University's School of Drama.
  • Was the host of a vocabulary-enhancing series called Adventures in English after graduate school.
  • Was the first director of documentary programming at HBO in 1979.
  • Her husband, Sidney Koch, owns Bantam Theater in Connecticut.
  • Received the Visionary Leadership Award from Yale University in 2014.

Awards

  • 1997, Emmy — Outstanding Informational Special: Nominee
  • 2001, Emmy — Outstanding Non-Fiction Special (Informational): Nominee
  • 1996, Emmy — Outstanding Informational Special: Nominee
  • 2004, Emmy — Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special: Winner
  • 2003, Emmy — Outstanding Non-Fiction Special (Traditional): Nominee
  • 2004, Emmy — Outstanding Non-Fiction Special: Nominee
  • 1995, Emmy — Outstanding Informational Special: Nominee
  • 1995, Emmy — Outstanding Informational Special: Winner
  • 2002, Emmy — Outstanding Non-Fiction Special (Informational): Nominee
  • 1998, Emmy — Outstanding Non-Fiction Special: Nominee
  • 1997, Emmy — Outstanding Informational Special: Winner
  • 1999, Emmy — Outstanding Children's Program: Nominee
  • 2007, Emmy — Exceptional Merit in Nonfiction Filmmaking: Winner
  • 2002, Emmy — Outstanding Non-Fiction Program (Reality): Nominee
  • 2008, Emmy — Outstanding Nonfiction Special: Nominee
  • 1999, Emmy — Outstanding Non-Fiction Special: Winner
  • 2005, Emmy — Outstanding Children's Program: Winner
  • 2009, Emmy — Outstanding Children's Nonfiction Program: Winner
  • 2000, Emmy — Outstanding Children's Program: Winner
  • 2001, Emmy — Outstanding Children's Program: Nominee
  • 2010, Emmy — Exceptional Merit in Nonfiction Filmmaking: Nominee
  • 2009, Emmy — Outstanding Nonfiction Special: Nominee
  • 2000, Emmy — Outstanding Non-Fiction Special: Nominee
  • 2000, Emmy — Outstanding Non-Fiction Special: Winner
  • 1999, Peabody — Personal Award: Winner
  • 2010, Emmy — Outstanding Nonfiction Special: Winner
  • 2008, Emmy — Outstanding Children's Program: Winner
  • 2006, Emmy — Exceptional Merit in Nonfiction Filmmaking: Winner
  • 2006, Emmy — Outstanding Children's Program: Winner
  • 2006, Emmy — Outstanding Nonfiction Special: Nominee
  • 2009, Emmy — Exceptional Merit in Nonfiction Filmmaking: Nominee
  • 1997, Emmy — Outstanding Children's Program: Nominee
  • 2003, Emmy — Outstanding Children's Program: Winner
  • 2007, Emmy — Outstanding Nonfiction Special: Winner
  • 2004, Emmy — Outstanding Children's Program: Winner
  • 2008, Emmy — Exceptional Merit in Nonfiction Filmmaking: Winner
  • 2012, Emmy — Outstanding Children's Nonfiction, Reality or Reality-Competition Program: Nominee
  • 2012, Emmy — Exceptional Merit in Nonfiction Filmmaking: Nominee
  • 2014, Emmy — Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special: Nominee
  • 2014, Emmy — Exceptional Merit in Nonfiction Filmmaking: Winner
  • 2014, Emmy — Outstanding Children's Program: Winner
  • 2014, Emmy — Outstanding Children's Program: Nominee
  • 2011, Emmy — Outstanding Children's Program: Winner
  • 2012, Emmy — Outstanding Nonfiction Series: Nominee
  • 2012, Emmy — Outstanding Nonfiction Special: Nominee
  • 2015, Emmy — Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special: Winner
  • 2015, Emmy — Outstanding Children's Program: Winner
  • 2013, Emmy — Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special: Nominee
  • 2013, Emmy — Outstanding Children's Program: Nominee
  • 2013, Emmy — Exceptional Merit in Nonfiction Filmmaking: Winner
  • 2009, Emmy — Governors Award: Winner
  • 2016, Emmy — Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special: Nominee
  • 2018, Emmy — Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special: Winner
  • 2017, Emmy — Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking: Nominee
  • 2015, Emmy — Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special: Nominee
  • 2016, Emmy — Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking: Winner
  • 2005, Emmy — Exceptional Merit in Nonfiction Filmmaking: Nominee
  • 1995, Emmy — Outstanding Informational Special: Winner
  • 2013, Emmy — Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special: Winner
  • 1999, Emmy — Outstanding Non-Fiction Special: Nominee
  • 1995, Emmy — Outstanding Children's Program: Winner
  • 2009, Emmy — Exceptional Merit in Nonfiction Filmmaking: Winner
  • 1997, Emmy — Outstanding Children's Program: Winner
  • 2005, Emmy — Exceptional Merit in Nonfiction Filmmaking: Winner
  • 2006, Emmy — Outstanding Children's Program: Nominee
  • 2011, Emmy — Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special: Nominee

Relationships

  • David Andrew Koch — Son
  • Sidney Koch — Husband

College

  • Barnard College, New York, New York, United States (BA in English, 1960); Yale University, School of Drama, New Haven, Connecticut, United States (MFA)

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