55th Annual GRAMMY Awards Garners Emmy Nominations

Music's Biggest Night recognized for outstanding lighting design and sound mixing
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    The 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards on Feb. 10, 2013
July 18, 2013 -- 2:57 pm PDT

The 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards telecast has received two Emmy Award nominations in recognition of outstanding production excellence. Nominations were announced today by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences at the Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre in North Hollywood, Calif.

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.

Including today's nominations, the GRAMMY Awards have been nominated 33 times for production excellence, and a total of 35 times overall. The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards will take place at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles on Sept. 22 and will be broadcast on the CBS Television Network.

"The 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards was a magnificent celebration filled with numerous special GRAMMY moments that recognized many extraordinary and gifted artists," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy. "Each year it is a pleasure to work with our spectacular partners at AEG Ehrlich Ventures, the CBS Television Network and Staples Center. It is their support, expertise and talent that makes each GRAMMY Awards telecast an unforgettable celebration of Music's Biggest Night. We would like to congratulate the members of our outstanding production team who garnered nominations today, and thank the Academy of Television Art & Sciences for this great honor."

The 55th 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.

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