'The Beatles: The Night That Changed America' Scores Six Emmy Nods

Friday, July 11, 2014

"The Beatles: The Night That Changed America," the CBS special that commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' debut on "The Ed Sullivan Show," received six Emmy Awards nominations Thursday morning.

The special, produced by CBS and AEG Ehrlich Ventures, is up for Outstanding Variety Special and in the categories of direction (Gregg Gelfand), music direction (Don Was), writing (Ken Ehrlich, David Wild), lighting design and sound mixing. In the composing world, John Lunn will attempt to win his third consecutive award for "Downton Abbey," the opening number of the Tony Awards is angling for a hat trick and T Bone Burnett has received his first Emmy nomination. Lunn and Burnett, who wrote for HBO's "True Detective," are up for Outstanding Music Composition for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special along with Jeff Beal (his second nomination for "House of Cards"), Ramin Djawadi ("Game of Thrones") and first-time nominee Alan Silvestri ("Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey"). David Arnold and Michael Price, nominated twice before for their work on PBS's "Sherlock," are up again for Outstanding Music Composition for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special, this year for "Sherlock: His Last Vow." "Downton Abbey" composer Lunn is in contention with "The White Queen," along with James Levine ("American Horror Story"), Ludovic Bource ("Clear History"), Jeff Russo ("Fargo") and Rob Mathes for "Herblock: The Back and White."

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Source: Billboard

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