Beatles Documentary Picks Up Five Emmy Awards
The Beatles: Get Back, which premiered on Disney+ in November 2021, collected a whopping five Emmy Awards at the 2022 Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremony this weekend.
The Beatles documentary tied Adele‘s Adele:One Night Only concert special, picking up awards for Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series -and more.
The Beatles: Get Back also won Emmys in the following categories: Outstanding Directing for a Documentary/Nonfiction Program; Outstanding Picture Editing for a Nonfiction Program; Outstanding Sound Editing for a Nonfiction or Reality Program (Single or Multi-Camera); and Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Nonfiction or Reality Program (Single or Multi-Camera).
Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and the widows of John Lennon and George Harrison — Yoko Ono and Olivia Harrison — were among those receiving the Emmy for Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series, along with director Peter Jackson.
Starr celebrated the news on Twitter, writing: , “Wow I just heard we won … five Emmys[.] I want to congratulate Peter and everybody [who] was involved in the making of [Get Back] … peace and love.”
McCartney was busy jamming with Foo Fighters, performing “Oh, Darling!” live for the first time along with Pretenders front-woman Chrissie Hynde at the Taylor Hawkins tribute concert in London.
The main Primetime Emmy Awards takes place Monday, September 12, and airs live on NBC and Peacock at 8 p.m. ET.