Dan Reed's four-hour HBO film took home the award for best documentary or nonfiction special.
Leaving Neverland won best documentary or nonfiction special at the 2019 Creative Arts Emmys on Saturday night. The Dan Reed-directed film — which spans four hours and explores sexual abuse claims made against the late Michael Jackson by former child stars James Safechuck and Wade Robson — premiered on HBO in March.
Jackson's estate responded to Leaving Neverland's win in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter on Monday. "For a film that is a complete fiction to be honored in a nonfiction Emmy category is a complete farce," the statement read. "Not one shred of proof supports this completely one-sided, so-called documentary which was made in secrecy and for which not one person outside of the two subjects and their families were interviewed."