Sting Nominated For Emmy
'A&E In Concert: Sting in Tuscany: All This Time' Receives Six Emmy Nominations
July 23, 2002 Multi-platinum recording artist Sting
received a primetime Emmy nomination this week for his behind-the-scenes
documentary and concert "Sting in Tuscany: All This Time" which aired as part of
the A&E In Concert series. Sting's nomination is for "Outstanding
Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program." The documentary itself
garnered an additional five nominations.
This is the first Emmy nomination for the 16-time Grammy winner, two-time
Oscar nominee and this year's Golden Globe winner for best original song in a
motion picture ("Until ... " from Kate & Leopold.) Earlier this year, Sting
won the Grammy for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance, was presented with the
Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to British Music as well as the Ivor
Novello Award for International Achievement and was inducted into The
Songwriters Hall of Fame.
"Sting in Tuscany: All This Time" is the result of Sting's vision to film the
development and realization of his first live CD in 15 years ("All This
Time"). The documentary, which takes us through the week-long creative and
intense -- though lighthearted -- rehearsal for what is meant to be an
intimate concert for a select group of fans at Sting's home in Tuscany,
suddenly takes a dramatic turn the day on which they are to perform --
September 11, 2001. The tragic turn of events gives this documentary a
storyline and drama it did not anticipate.
The three-hour documentary debuted on A&E in November 2001. Both the album
and DVD also released in November 2001 on A&M Records continue to enjoy great
success with the album selling 2.5 million records worldwide.
Sting, who is thrilled about the nominations, is especially pleased because
the nominations honor Tim White, the recently deceased Billboard Editor.
White, who served as the Associate Producer and Head Writer for the project,
helped to shape and define the voice and direction of the documentary through
a series of interviews.
Sting will soon be entering the studio to begin work on his next album slated
for release sometime in 2003.
(The 54th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards will take place on Sunday, September 22
at the Los Angeles Shrine Auditorium and will be televised on NBC.)
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