51st GRAMMYs Garners Emmy Nods

July 20, 2009 -- 1:11 pm PDT

Music's Biggest Night recognized for outstanding production excellence


The 51st Annual GRAMMY Awards telecast has received four Emmy Award nominations in recognition of outstanding production excellence. Nominations were announced Friday by the Television Academy in North Hollywood, Calif.

The four GRAMMY Award telecast nominations are for Outstanding Art Direction for Variety, Music, or Nonfiction Programming; Outstanding Music Direction; Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Variety or Music Series or Special; and Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special.

"The 51st Annual GRAMMY Awards telecast was a remarkable event, and it is an honor to be recognized by the Television Academy with four nominations for production excellence," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy. "We were excited and pleased to have an exceptional show that included a great variety of acts, outstanding performances and was a wonderful celebration of Music's Biggest Night. This is well-deserved recognition of our partners at John Cossette Productions and Ken Ehrlich for their contributions on an outstanding telecast, and we are thankful to our family at CBS and Staples Center for our continued partnerships."

The 51st Annual GRAMMY Awards were produced by John Cossette Productions in association with AEG Ehrlich Ventures for The Recording Academy. Ehrlich and Cossette were executive producers, Walter C. Miller was producer/director, Tisha Fein was the coordinating producer and David Wild and Ehrlich were the writers. Rickey Minor was the musical director for the telecast.

The individuals nominated in each category are eligible for the awards. For a detailed list of nominees, click here.

Including this year's Emmy nominations, the GRAMMY Awards have been nominated 18 times for production excellence, and a total of 20 times overall. The 61st Primetime Emmy Awards will air live from Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles on Sept. 20.