54th Annual GRAMMY Awards Telecast Garners Emmy Nods

Music's Biggest Night receives six Emmy nominations for outstanding production and directing excellence, the most ever in one year for a GRAMMY telecast
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    54th GRAMMY Awards host LL Cool J
July 19, 2012 -- 2:12 pm PDT

The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards telecast has received six Emmy Award nominations, the most ever in one year for a GRAMMY telecast, in recognition of outstanding production and directing excellence. Nominations were announced today by the Television Arts & Sciences at the Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre in North Hollywood, Calif.

Including today's nominations, the GRAMMY Awards have been nominated 31 times for production excellence, and a total of 33 times overall. The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards will air live from Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles on Sept. 23.

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

"As one of our most successful telecasts in GRAMMY history, the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards was truly a grand celebration of Music's Biggest Night filled with many special GRAMMY moments that recognized a number of extraordinary and talented artists," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy. "This was a remarkable year that presented unique challenges, which were met with swift action and creativity by our dynamic and first-rate production teams at AEG Ehrlich Ventures and John Cossette Productions, who every year help raise the bar for our telecast. We congratulate them, our superb director, Louis J. Horvitz, and our esteemed host LL Cool J — our first host in seven years — on being recognized by the Television Academy. And we continue to be grateful for our partnerships with our friends at CBS and Staples Center."

The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards were produced by John Cossette Productions and 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.

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