Stephen Hawking and David Attenborough Films Nab Multiple Emmy® Nominations for Documentary Streaming Service CuriosityStream

CuriosityStream Originals Honored Among the Best Documentary Content Available on Television and Streaming


SILVER SPRING, Md., July 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Two CuriosityStream Original productions will be competing for top honors in multiple categories at the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences 38th Annual News & Documentary Emmy® Awards.  These are the first Emmy® nominations for CuriosityStream, a leading global documentary streaming service launched by Discovery Communications founder and former chairman John Hendricks just over two years ago.

David Attenborough’s Light on Earth is nominated for Outstanding Nature Documentary as well as Outstanding Cinematography: Documentary. The 4K film has already won international acclaim, including a BAFTA nomination, top honors at the Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards, and the Grand Helix Award (best in show) at the prestigious Science Media Awards.

In the film, the legendary Sir David Attenborough guides a never-before-seen exploration into the mystery of bioluminescence – how animals produce light of their own.  The stunning images were made possible by specially developed low-light color cameras – 4,000 times more sensitive – and a new generation of submersibles to reveal these “living lights” in the soil, on land and in the ocean. David Attenborough’s Light on Earth was produced by CuriosityStream with Ammonite Films and Terra Mater Factual Studios.

CuriosityStream Original production Stephen Hawking’s Favorite Places is nominated for the Emmy® for Outstanding Graphic Design and Art Direction.  In this first installment of the series, world-renowned physicist Stephen Hawking pilots his space ship, the SS Hawking, on a fantastic trip through the Universe, zooming from black holes to the Big Bang, from Saturn to Santa Barbara.  The cutting-edge CGI effects deliver an immersive personal journey through the cosmos, as Hawking shares his own story of inspiration, curiosity, and perseverance. Stephen Hawking’s Favorite Places was produced for CuriosityStream by Bigger Bang.  Episodes 2 and 3 premiere on CuriosityStream in the Fall of 2017.

“The factor that drives every decision we make at CuriosityStream is our mission to bring the most elegantly-produced, informative and entertaining films to documentary fans around the world.  Our viewers demand the best in science programming and these two films are some of our most viewed titles.  It’s an honor to see them recognized among the other outstanding documentaries available from the word’s best producers,” said Steve Burns, Chief Programming Officer for CuriosityStream.

Both documentaries are available to watch now on CuriosityStream.  Sign up for a free trial at

The 38th Annual News and Documentary Emmy® Awards will be presented on October 5th, 2017, at a ceremony in New York.

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About CuriosityStream
CuriosityStream is the premier destination for leading documentary and nonfiction series and films, anytime, anywhere. With over 1,500 shows from the world’s best filmmakers, including exclusive originals, CuriosityStream is available on most devices and platforms in over 190 countries to watch on TVs, computers, tablets and smartphones, direct and via Roku, Apple TV, Xbox One, Amazon Fire TV and Google Chromecast, iOS and Android. From science, space and tech to history, nature and civilization, CuriosityStream delivers an unparalleled immersive viewing experience that entertains and inspires, at a price within reach.  Launched by Discovery Communications founder and media visionary John Hendricks, subscriptions start at just $2.99 per month, after a free trial. For more information, visit

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