14 Sep 2011 5:06 PM
On Saturday, Josh Fox took home an Emmy for Outstanding Direction for Nonfiction Programming for Gasland, his widely acclaimed documentary on the destructive practice of natural gas fracking. Gasland was nominated for a Best Documentary Oscar earlier this year, but lost to Inside Job. HBO is now airing Gasland, making it eligible for TV as well as film honors. The award came as part of the Creative Arts Emmys, broadcast a week before the "Primetime" Emmys.
"President Obama, I hope you are paying attention," Fox said when he went on stage to accept his award. "We cannot allow America to turn into a gas field."