"The Beatles: The Night That Changed America — A GRAMMY Salute" has received six Emmy Award nominations, and the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards telecast has received two in recognition of outstanding production excellence. Nominations were announced today by the Television Academy at the Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre in North Hollywood, Calif. The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards will take place at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles on Monday, Aug. 25, and will be broadcast on NBC.
The six Emmy nominations for "The Beatles: The Night That Changed America — A GRAMMY Salute" include: Outstanding Variety Special, Outstanding Writing For A Variety Special, Outstanding Directing For A Variety Special, Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction For A Variety Special, Outstanding Music Direction, and Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Variety Series Or Special.
The two GRAMMY telecast nominations are for: Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction For A Variety Special and Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Variety Series Or Special.
"This year's historic Beatles special and 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards telecast were spectacular musical and cultural celebrations filled with countless unique GRAMMY moments that recognized many extraordinary and gifted artists," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy. "The resounding success of these shows would not be possible without the support, expertise and talent of our longtime partners at AEG Ehrlich Ventures, the CBS Television Network and Staples Center. We congratulate our tireless producer Ken Ehrlich, our broadcast partner CBS and the members of our outstanding production team who garnered nominations today. And we thank the Television Academy for this great honor."
"These eight nominations for our two shows is a tribute to our truly amazing staff, most of whom worked on both of these shows simultaneously, which is no small feat," said Ken Ehrlich, executive producer of both the Beatles special and the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards. "In the case of our Beatles show, it's a testament to the enduring legacy of the world's premier pop group, and we gratefully acknowledge the cooperation of Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono, and Olivia Harrison."
The 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards was produced by AEG Ehrlich Ventures for The Recording Academy. Ken Ehrlich was executive producer, and Louis J. Horvitz was the director. David Wild and Ken Ehrlich were the writers. "The Beatles: The Night That Changed America — A GRAMMY Salute" was produced by AEG Ehrlich Ventures. Ken Ehrlich was executive producer, Rac Clark was co-executive producer, Gregg Gelfand was director, and David Wild and Ken Ehrlich were the writers.