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'The Beatles: The Night That Changed America' & 'Grammy Awards' Receive 8 EMMY Nominations

'The Beatles: The Night That Changed America' & 'Grammy Awards' Receive 8 EMMY Nominations

"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
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
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 and Ringo Starr, as well as that of 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.

The individuals nominated in each category are eligible for the awards. A detailed list of nominees follows:

"The Beatles: The Night That Changed America - A GRAMMY Salute"

Outstanding Variety Special
CBS • AEG Ehrlich Ventures, LLC

Outstanding Writing For A Variety Special
Ken Ehrlich, Written by; David Wild, Written by

Outstanding Directing For A Variety Special
Gregg Gelfand, Directed by

Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction For A Variety Special
Matthew Cotter, Lighting Director; Matt Firestone, Lighting Designer; Ted Wells, Lighting Designer; Mike Zinman, Lighting Director

Outstanding Music Direction
Don Was, Music Director

Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Variety Series Or Special
Tom Holmes, Production Mixer; Giles Martin, Music Mixer; Josh Morton, Re-Recording Mixer; Larry Reed, Production Mixer; Al Schmitt, Music Mixer

56th Annual Grammy Awards Telecast

Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction For A Variety Special
Robert A. Dickinson, Lighting Designer; Jon Kusner, Lighting Director; Harrison Lippman, Lighting Director; Andy O'Reilly, Lighting Director

Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Variety Series Or Special
Tom Holmes, Broadcast Production Mixer; Eric Johnston, Playback Mixer; John Harris, Broadcast Music Mixer; Eric Schilling, Broadcast Music Mixer; Mikael Stewart, House Production Mixer; Ron Reaves, House Music Mixer; Tom Pesa, Stage Mixer; Michael Parker, Stage Mixer; Pablo Munguia, Playback Mixer; Paul Sandweiss, Package Mixer; Bob LaMasney, Sweetening Mixer

Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, songwriters, producers, engineers and recording professionals that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the Grammy Awards - the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music - The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs. The Academy continues to focus on its mission of recognizing musical excellence, advocating for the well-being of music Makers and ensuring music remains an indelible part of our culture. For more information about The Academy, please visit www.grammy.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, follow @TheGRAMMYs on Twitter, like "The GRAMMYs" on Facebook, and join The GRAMMYs' social communities on Foursquare, GetGlue, Google +, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr, and YouTube.


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