The CBS special The Beatles: The Night That Changed America has received six nomination for the 2014 Emmy Awards.
The special aired on February 9, fifty years to the day after the Beatles made their debut on the Ed Sullivan show, and saluted the impact that broadcast had on music and popular culture. A number of artists took the stage for the concert performing songs from the Beatles’ catalog.
The program is nominated for:
Outstanding Variety Special
Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special – Gregg Gelfand
Outstanding Music Direction – Don Was
Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special – Ken Ehrlich & David Wild
Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction For a Variety Special – Matt Firestone, Ted Wells, Matthew Cotter & Mike Zinman
Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Variety Series or Special – Larry Reed, Tom Holmes, Al Schmitt, Giles Martin & Josh Morton
Other music oriented programs and artists that received nominations:
The Kennedy Center Honors (3) – Outstanding Variety Special, Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special, Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Variety Series or Special
56th Grammy Awards (2) – Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction For a Variety Special, Outsanding Sound Mixing for a Variety Series or Special
T Bone Burnett (1) – Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Original Dramatic Score) for True Detective
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