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The nominations for The 69th annual Emmy Awards were announced on Thursday and the Ron Howard-directed rock doc The Beatles: Eight Days a Week -- The Touring Years came away with a five Fab 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.
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, mainly in the U.S.. The concerts range from their historic early hometown gigs at The Cavern Club in Liverpool through their final official concert at Candlestick Park in San Francisco.
The movie, which features rare and previously unseen footage of The Beatles, was produced with the full cooperation of surviving members Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, and from the widows of John Lennon and George Harrison: Yoko Ono and Olivia Harrison.
The Beatles Anthology was nominated for three Emmy awards in 1996, but failed to win. It did win three Grammys.
The Emmy Awards ceremony will be hosted by Stephen Colbert and will air live, Sunday night September 17, on CBS.
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