Last December six-time GRAMMY® winner Carrie Underwood took on the starring role of Maria in The Sound of Music Live! on NBC and it was announced today the unprecedented television production received four Primetime Emmy Award nominations.
The Sound of Music Live! three-hour blockbuster special attracted 44 million viewers in its airings and also starred Stephen Moyer, Audra McDonald, Christian Borle and Laura Benanti. The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards telecast will air live coast-to-coast on Monday, August 25th (8PM ET / 5PM PT) on NBC, hosted by Seth Meyers.
The Emmy nomination categories include Outstanding Music Direction (David Chase, Music Director), Outstanding Directing For A Variety Special (NBC • Universal Television, Sony Pictures Television, Storyline Entertainment, Directed by Beth McCarthy Mille with Theatrical Direction by Rob Ashford), Outstanding Special Class Program (NBC • Universal Television, Sony Pictures Television, Storyline Entertainment Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special), and Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control For A Miniseries, Movie or A Special (NBC • Universal Television, Sony Pictures Television, Storyline Entertainment Emmett Loughran, Technical Director Robert Muller, Technical Director Rob Balton, Camera Jerry Cancel, Camera Lesley Hankey, Camera Ray Hoover, Camera Charlie Huntley, Camera Andrew Jansen, Camera Jay Kulick, Camera Jeff Latonero, Camera Pat Minietta, Camera Brian Phraner, Camera Claus Stuhl Weissenburg, Camera Mark Whitman, Camera Susan Noll, Video Control Yoneet Solange, Video Control).
Carrie is currently working on her fifth studio album.