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Sheila Nevins Biography

Birth Place:
New York, New York, United States
Profession
executive producer

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

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

Relationships

  • Sidney Koch -- Husband
  • David Andrew Koch -- Son