HBO documentary Leaving Neverland took home the Emmy award for best documentary or nonfiction special at the Creative Arts Emmy’.
The documentary is on the life of Micheal Jackson, Leaving Neverland explores the tragic incident of two young men: Australian dancer and choreographer Wade Robson and Californian James Safechuck. Both were drawn into Michael Jackson’s inner circle and said they were abused by him at the ages of seven and 10 respectively.
Dan Reed the film’s director took a moment thanked everyone :
” This has been quite a journey for this doc, It began with an obscure reference in a web page to two young men I’d never heard of before.”
“None of this would have been possible without the incredible courage and determination of Wade and James and their families, and I wanted to salute that, This is one of the first times we’ve been able to shine light on child sexual abuse….the pattern of how it unfolds is not an easy story to tell….it often remains undisclosed for so many decades, so I thank them from the bottom of my heart.”
He also thanked Channel 4 and HBO for their “unwavering support for this very difficult production”.
Leaving Neverland was nominated for a total of five Emmy’s and won the best documentary.