Logo Documentary “Out Of Iraq” Wins Daytime Emmy

The World of Wonder-produced doc chronicled the relationship between an interpreter and a

The Daytime Emmy Awards were this weekend, and Logo’s documentary Out of Iraq won Outstanding Special Class Special.

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The film, produced by World of Wonder and co-directed by Chris McKim and Eva Orner, recounts the true story of Nayyef Hrebid and Btoo Allami, two enlisted men who fell in love but were forced to flee when Btoo became the target of an honor killing. Nayyef, a translator, obtained a U.S. visa and had to leave Btoo behind, but the couple was determined to reunite one day.

Ellen DeGeneres had Nayyef and Btoo on her show earlier this year when she named them “everyday heroes” and surprised them with a check for $25,000.

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CBS’s The Talk, including out co-host Sarah Gilbert, took home Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Hosts, and once again The Ellen DeGeneres Show took home Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show. The honor had added significance as Sunday marked the 20th anniversary of Ellen’s coming out on her sitcom, Ellen.

MTV’s Transformation, a documentary about the lives of transgender and gender non-conforming young people, was also nominated for Outstanding Special Class Special, and SNL’s Kate McKinnon for her voice work on the animated series, Nature Cat.

Get the full list of 2017 Daytime Emmy Awards winners here.

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