‘Sonic Highways’ and ‘Montage of Heck’ Up for Emmy Awards


Story by Charles Ken

‘Sonic Highways’ and ‘Montage of Heck’ are up for multiple Emmy awards

Two major grunge groups will be represented at the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards. Both “Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways” and “Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck” picked up Emmy nominations this week.

“Sonic Highways,” which ran on HBO, is an eight-part series that chronicled Foo Fighters as they recorded their “Sonic Highways” album. That documentary series picked up four Emmy nominations, including for Outstanding Informational Series or Special. Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl himself was also nominated for Directing for Nonfiction Programming. “Sonic Highways” is also nominated for Sound Editing and Sound Mixing for Nonfiction Programming.

“Montage of Heck,” which also debuted on HBO, is the first fully authorized documentary about late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain. That documentary picked up seven Emmy nominations, including for Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special. The film’s director Brett Morgen is nominated for Outstanding Writing and Directing for Nonfiction Programming. “Montage of Heck” is also nominated in Cinematography, Picture Editing, Sound Editing and Sound Mixing for Nonfiction Programming.

The Emmy Awards will take place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sept. 20. The ceremony will be aired live on Fox.



Posted by Charles Ken | Alternative, Music, Rock, Rock News

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