SANTA MONICA, Calif. (July 19, 2012) — 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 Academy 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 Sunday, Sept. 23.
The six GRAMMY Award 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
- 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.
The individuals nominated in each category are eligible for the awards. A detailed list of nominees follows:
Outstanding Special Class Programs
AEG Ehrlich Ventures, LLC and John Cossette Productions, Inc.
Outstanding Art Direction For Variety Or Nonfiction Programming
Brian Stonestreet, Production Designer; Alana Billingsley, Art Director; Matt Steinbrenner, Art Director
Outstanding Directing For A Variety Special
Louis J. Horvitz, Director
Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction For A Variety Special
Robert A. Dickinson, Lighting Designer; Jon Kusner, Lighting Director; Travis Hagenbuch, Lighting Director; Andy O'Reilly, Lighting Director
Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Variety Series Or Special
Thomas Holmes, Broadcast Production Mixer; John Harris, Broadcast Music Mixer; Eric Schilling, Broadcast Music Mixer; Paul Sandweiss, Package Mixer; Eric Johnston, Playback Mixer; Mikael Stewart, House Production Mixer; Ron Reaves, House Music Mixer; Tom Pesa, Stage Mixer; Michael Parker, Stage Mixer; Pablo Munguia, Playback Mixer; Bob Lamasney, Audience Supplemental Mixer
Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special
John B. Field, Technical Director; Eric Becker, Technical Director; Kenneth Shapiro, Technical Director; Ted Ashton, Camera; Danny Bonilla, Camera; Manny Bonilla, Camera; Dave Eastwood, Camera; Randy Gomez, Camera; Dean Hall, Camera; Larry Heider, Camera; Marc Hunter, Camera; Dave Levisohn, Camera; Steve Martyniuk, Camera; Rob Palmer, Camera; David Plakos, Camera; Hector Ramirez, Camera; Brian Reason, Camera; John Repczynski, Camera; Kris Wilson, Camera; Easter Xua, Camera; Keith Winikoff, Video Control; Guy Jones, Video Control
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