"Boys State," the award-winning documentary which took viewers inside the 2018 Texas Boys State program, won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special Sept. 12 during the 2021 Creative Arts Emmys.
"Boys State," directed and produced by Amanda McBaine and Jesse Moss, won the Sundance Grand Jury Prize in January 2020. The film is available on Apple TV+.
Moss and one of the film's stars, Steven Garza, were guests on The American Legion's Tango Alpha Lima podcast last September. Garza and fellow Texas Boys State "statesmen" Ben Feinstein and Rene Otero also discussed their experience last year, and staff from Texas Boys State spoke about how the project came about.
On Twitter, Garza expressed shock at winning, adding “Thank you to everyone who made this Hollywood ending possible.”