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The nominations for the 69th annual Emmy Awards were аnnounced, the Ron Howard-directed rock doc The Beatles: Eight Days a Week — The Touring Years came away with a fab five nods, including Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special.
The film, which got its TV premiere on Hulu in September, will also compete for Emmys in four other Nonfiction Program categories: outstanding writing, picture editing, sound editing and sound mixing.
“I’m truly honored with the Television Academy’s recognition today, and I am thrilled to share these nominations with Paul [McCartney], Ringo [Starr], and a brilliant team of producers,” says Howard in a statement. “I know I’m not alone when I say that The Beatles have inspired me creatively and professionally for many years, so to receive this type of recognition for a project that is both personal to me and nostalgic for people all around the world, is truly humbling.”
Eight Days a Week — The Touring Years takes an in-depth look at the Fab Four’s history from 1962 to 1966, while showcasing the band’s live performances during that period.
The movie, which features rare and previously unseen footage of The Beatles, was produced with the full cooperation of surviving members McCartney and Starr, and from the widows of John Lennon and George Harrison: Yoko Ono and Olivia Harrison.
HBO’s Westworld and NBC’s Saturday Night Live lead the Emmy nominees this year, with 22 nods each. The Emmys ceremony, hosted by Stephen Colbert, will air live, September 17, on CBS.
Source: ABC Radio

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