Tony Bennett Receives Emmy Nomination
|Jul 25 2012|
Legendary singer Tony Bennett has been nominated for a Prime-time Emmy Award in the "Outstanding Variety Special" category for his PBS 'Great Performances' special, Tony Bennett: Duets II. On Duets II, the 17-time Grammy Award winner teams up with some of today's biggest stars including Andrea Bocelli, Michael Buble, Natalie Cole, Aretha Franklin, Norah Jones, Lady GaGa, John Mayer and Amy Winehouse, among others. The Grammy winning album debuted at the top of the Billboard Album chart, making Tony the oldest vocal artist to achieve the number one spot. The musical segments on the TV special were highlighted by insights on the process from the performers, making for an up-close look at one of the year's most celebrated recordings. The sessions were filmed by Oscar-winning cinematographer Dion Beebe ("Chicago," "Memoirs of a Geisha," "Collateral"), providing a personal, behind-the-scenes look at Bennett's collaborations and his artistic approach with each song. The Emmy Awards will be broadcast live on ABC on September 23 at 7pm.
Last changed: Jul 25 2012 at 5:04 AM
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