'The Beatles: Eight Days a Week: The Touring Years' grabs five Emmy Award nominations
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When the nominations for the 2017 edition of the Primetime Emmy Awards were announced by The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences on the morning of July 13, The Beatles' 2016 film The Beatles: Eight Days a Week: The Touring Years, directed by Ron Howard, was listed for awards in five categories. The film, which looked at the Beatles in concert from 1963 to 1966, was nominated for Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special; Outstanding Picture Editing For A Nonfiction Program; Outstanding Writing for a Nonfiction Program; Outstanding Picture Editing For A Nonfiction Program; Outstanding Sound Editing For A Nonfiction Program (Single Or Multi-Camera) and Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Nonfiction Program (Single or Multi-Camera).

An assortment of competitors will be with them in the five categories, but one will be facing off against them in all five – Netflix's 13th. In three of those categories, Outstanding Writing for a Nonfiction Program, Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Nonfiction Program (Single or Multi-Camera) and Outstanding Sound Editing For A Nonfiction Program (Single Or Multi-Camera), the documentary will also be up against three segments of CNN's Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown.”

The five nominations The Beatles: Eight Days a Week: The Touring Years are on top of the Grammy Award it received for Best Music Film at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards in January. It was nominated for the award in December. The film has also won one other award -- Best Music Film by the Critics Choice Awards and additionally has been nominated for 13 others, according to IMDB.com.

The Beatles: Eight Days A Week: The Touring Years was released in 2016 first in mainly independent theaters, then became available in the U.S. on the Hulu streaming service. It remained in independent theaters for several weeks and is now available on home video. A companion CD, Live at the Hollywood Bowl, was released in conjunction with the film.

The 69th Emmy Awards, hosted by Stephen Colbert, will be broadcast Sept. 17 live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles from 8 to 11 p.m. ET and 5 to 8 p.m. PT on CBS.