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Beatles Special Receives Six Emmy Nods

Image courtesy of Cliff Lipson/CBS (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Cliff Lipson/CBS (via ABC News Radio)

The Beatles: The Night That Changed America received six Emmy Awards nominations Thursday morning.

The CBS special, which commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' debut on The Ed Sullivan Show , produced by CBS and AEG Ehrlich Ventures, is up for Outstanding Variety Special and in the categories of direction, writing, lighting design and sound mixing. Don Was , who also hasrecorded and produced records for former Beatle drummer Ringo Starr , is nominated in the music direction category for his work on the show.

The special iss up against the AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Mel Brooks from TNT , Best of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Primetime Special from NBC, Billy Crystal: 700 Sundays from HBO, The Kennedy Center Honors on CBS and Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles on HBO. Paul McCartney is a featured performer in the Best of Late Night segment, so he will be competing against himself in the category.

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