Controlling Britney Spears has been nominated by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for a Primetime Emmy award in the outstanding documentary or nonfiction special category.

The event documentary – by the makers of Framing Britney Spears, produced by Left/Right and the New York Times for FX and Hulu – featured exclusive interviews with members of Ms Spears’ inner circle who had intimate knowledge of her life under the conservatorship. Framing Britney Spears was nominated for two Emmys in 2021.

Directed by Samantha Stark and reported by Liz Day, Controlling Britney Spears premiered on FX and Hulu in September. The film, which is part of the The Weekly: Special Edition series, intensified global interest in Ms Spears’ case. This is the third Primetime Emmy award nomination for The Weekly: Special Edition.

Framing Britney Spears forms part of Red Arrow Studio International’s The Weekly: Special Edition collection of eight premium standalone documentaries, which are driven by the unparalleled journalism and insight of The New York Times. Branded as The New York Times Presents in the US, the collection is produced for FX and Hulu, and executive produced by Jason Stallman, Sam Dolnick, Stephanie Preiss from The New York Times, and Ken Druckerman, Banks Tarver and Mary Robertson from Left/Right.