53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards Garners Emmy Nods

Music's Biggest Night receives five Emmy nominations for outstanding production and directing excellence
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    The 53rd GRAMMYs took place Feb. 13 at Staples Center in Los Angeles
July 14, 2011 -- 3:50 pm PDT

The 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards telecast has received five Emmy Award nominations today, the most ever in one year for a GRAMMY telecast, in recognition of outstanding production and directing excellence. Nominations were announced by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences at the Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre in North Hollywood, Calif.

Including today's nominations, the GRAMMY Awards telecast has been nominated 25 times for production excellence, and a total of 27 times overall. The 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards will air live from Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live in Los Angeles on Sept. 18.

The five GRAMMY Awards telecast nominations are for Outstanding Directing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Special; Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction for a Variety, Music, or Comedy Special; Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Variety or Music Series or Special; Outstanding Special Class Programs; and Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special.

"Each year we are thankful for the opportunity to work with our creative and talented partners at John Cossette Productions and AEG Ehrlich Ventures to produce a wonderful GRAMMY telecast for music fans around the world," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy. "Today we congratulate them and our superb director, Lou Horvitz, on being recognized by the Television Academy for production and direction excellence. The 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards was one of our most successful telecasts in recent history, recognized a great number of extraordinary and talented musicians, and produced many memorable GRAMMY moments. This recognition also is an appropriate testament to the remarkable legacy of our recently departed producer and dear friend John Cossette. We continue to be grateful for our partnerships with our production teams and our friends at CBS and Staples Center in helping us celebrate Music's Biggest Night."

The 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards were produced by John Cossette Productions and AEG Ehrlich Ventures for The Recording Academy. Ken Ehrlich and John Cossette were executive producers, and Louis J. Horvitz was the director. David Wild and Ken Ehrlich were the writers.

For a list of the individuals nominated in each category that are eligible for the awards, click here.

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