57TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS® AND “STEVIE WONDER: SONGS IN THE KEY OF LIFE — AN ALL-STAR GRAMMY® SALUTE” AND RECEIVE FOUR TOTAL EMMY® AWARD NOMINATIONS
Music’s Biggest Night® Receives Three Nods; Stevie Wonder Special Also Nominated
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (July 16, 2015) — In recognition of outstanding artistic excellence, the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards® telecast received three Emmy nominations and the “Stevie Wonder: Songs In The Key Of Life — An All-Star GRAMMY® Salute” television special also received a nod at the Television Academy’s nominations announcement earlier today.
The three GRAMMY telecast nominations are for:
* Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction For A Variety Special
* Outstanding Production Design For A Variety, Nonfiction, Reality-Competition Programming
* Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Variety Series Or Special
The Emmy nomination for “Stevie Wonder: Songs In The Key Of Life — An All-Star GRAMMY Salute” is for:
* Outstanding Music Direction
“The Recording Academy® is committed to celebrating musical excellence — part of that is our responsibility to not only recognize the outstanding musical achievements of the year, but to also expose the important cultural legacy of acts like Stevie Wonder to a new generation,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy. “We are thankful for our ongoing relationship with our longtime creative partners at AEG Ehrlich Ventures, the CBS Network and STAPLES Center to produce both the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards telecast and this year’s highly entertaining Stevie Wonder special.”
“The Emmy nominations we received today are a testament to the tireless and talented team with whom I’m incredibly fortunate to work,” said Ken Ehrlich, executive producer of both the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards and the Stevie Wonder special. “It is an immense challenge to simultaneously produce two shows, featuring a total of 35 musical performances of such scale and magnitude. We are humbled by the Television Academy’s recognition.”
The 57h Annual GRAMMY Awards telecast was produced by AEG Ehrlich Ventures for The Recording Academy. Ehrlich was executive producer, and Louis J. Horvitz was the director. David Wild and Ehrlich were the writers. “Stevie Wonder: Songs In The Key Of Life — An All-Star GRAMMY Salute” was produced by AEG Ehrlich Ventures, LLC. Ehrlich was executive producer, Rac Clark was co-executive producer, Leon Knoles was director, and Wild and Ehrlich were the writers.
The individuals nominated in each category are eligible for the awards. A detailed list of nominees follows:
57th Annual GRAMMY Awards Telecast
Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction For A Variety Special
Robert A. Dickinson, Lighting Designer; Patrick Boozer, Lighting Designer; Jon Kusner,Lighting Director; Harrison Lippman, Lighting Director; Andy O’Reilly, Lighting Director
Outstanding Production Design For A Variety, Nonfiction, Reality-Competition Programming
Brian Stonestreet, Production Designer; Alana Lorraine Billingsley, Art Director; Kristen Merlino, Art Director; Scott Welborn, Art 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; Josh Morton, Package Mixer; Bob LaMasney, Sweetening Mixer
“Stevie Wonder: Songs In The Key Of Life — An All-Star GRAMMY Salute”
Outstanding Music Direction
Greg Phillinganes, Music Director
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