Edith+Eddie earns Emmy nomination for Outstanding Short Documentary

Edith+Eddie has earned a nomination for the 2018 News & Documentary Emmy® Award for Outstanding Short Documentary!

Edith+Eddie tells the story of Edith Hill and Eddie Harrison, ages 95 and 96, and America's oldest interracial newlyweds. Their love story is disrupted by a family feud that threatens to tear the couple apart.

Edith+Eddie was nominated for a 2018 Academy Award® for Best Documentary - Short Subject and earned the Best Short Award at the 33rd Annual IDA Documentary Awards in Los Angeles. Edith+Eddie has had an outstanding festival run, earning Best Short Documentary at the Hamptons International Film Festival, Best Documentary Short at the Palm Springs International Film Festival, Best Documentary Short at the Nevada City Film Festival, Outstanding Documentary Short Film at the Tallgrass International Film Festival, the Flicker's Youth Film Jury Award for Best Documentary at the Rhode Island International Film Festival and an honorable mention for the Short Doc Award at the 2017 Sheffield Doc Fest. The film was also nominated for the Cinema Eye Honors' Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Short Filmmaking Award.

Edith+Eddie is directed, produced and edited by Laura Checkoway; produced by Thomas Lee Wright; co-produced and edited by P. Corwin Lamm; co-produced by Karina Rotenstein; with cinematography by Neil Barrett and John Larson. The film is executive produced by Cher, Steve James, Gordon Quinn and Betsy Steinberg.

Find the full release here. The awards ceremony will take place on October 1, 2018 at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall in NYC.

Julia Martin