Brand's film was nominated as the HBO representative in the Outstanding Science and Technology Programming category, and was up against "Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking" of the Discovery Channel, PBS' "NOVA" and the Science Channel's "Creating Synthetic Life".
'Google Baby' trailer. Making kids on the Internet
"Google Baby" producer and director Zippi Brand Frank was nominated together with executive producers Sheila Nevins and Yona Wiesenthal.
The 32nd Annual Emmy Awards for News and Documentary were handed out in New York on Monday night. Broadcasting legend and cable news icon Larry King received the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award.
"Google Baby" won the first prize at the DocAviv Festival in 2009. It follows parents' quest for the perfect baby. The parents use their personal computer to select the preferred genetic material for their baby. Later, semen is sent in frozen containers to a lab in the United States and then to India – to a surrogate mother.
The film was also broadcast on Britain's Channel 4 and participated in important international film festivals, including Shanghai and Toronto.
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