On Saturday, while Paul McCartney was playing a pair of classic Beatles songs with Foo Fighters at the star-studded Taylor Hawkins tribute concert in London, his old band’s acclaimed docuseries was busy winning a bunch of trophies at the 2022 Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles.
The Beatles: Get Back, which premiered on Disney+ in November 2021, won all five Emmys for which it was nominated — in including Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series — tying for the most awards won that evening Adele‘s Adele:One Night Only concert special.
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).
As co-producer’s of the series, 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 posted a message on his social media sites reacting to Get Back‘s winning night, 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.”
Meanwhile, a second Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremony was held Sunday, and among the winners was Pam & Tommy, the Hulu miniseries that tells the story of Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee and Baywatch star Pamela Anderson‘s infamous sex tape. The program took home the Outstanding Period and/or Character Makeup (Non-Prosthetic) award.
The main Primetime Emmy Awards takes place Monday, September 12, and airs live on NBC and Peacock at 8 p.m. ET.
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