Cher, 'Idol' Nab Emmy Nominations
Among music-related shows, NBC's "Cher - The Farewell Tour" leads with six Primetime Emmy Awards nominations, while Fox's "American Idol" will vie for five. HBO's "Rolling Stones - Licks World Tour, LAmong music-related shows, NBC's "Cher - The Farewell Tour" leads with six Primetime Emmy Awards nominations, while Fox's "American Idol" will vie for five. HBO's "Rolling Stones - Licks World Tour, Live From Madison Square Garden" nabbed four nominations, while CBS' "Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band" special and NBC's musically linked series "American Dreams" earned three each.
HBO's "Six Feet Under" is in front of the overall field with 16 nominations, trailed closely by NBC's "The West Wing" with 15. The 55th annual Emmy ceremony will be held Sept. 21 at Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium and broadcast live on Fox.
The Cher, Springsteen and Stones programs will compete in the outstanding variety, music or comedy special category. Cher's special is also nominated for outstanding music direction; costumes; hairstyling; technical direction, camerawork, video; and lighting direction.
The biggest nomination for "American Idol" is in the new outstanding reality/competition program category. The Fox talent show show will face competition for the award from CBS' "AFI's 100 Years ... 100 Passions: America's Greatest Love Stories," "The Amazing Race" and "Survivor," and NBC's "100 Years Of Hope and Humor."
The series also earned mentions for outstanding directing; technical direction camerawork, video; lighting direction; and sound mixing.
Other notable nominations with a music interest include an outstanding choreography nod for "Celine In Las Vegas: Opening Night Live" (CBS), a mention for the Osbournes' Pepsi Twist ad in the outstanding commercial category, and an outstanding music and lyrics notice for "Everybody Hates Ned Flanders," a song from the Fox series "The Simpsons."
For the full list of nominations, visit the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences' Web site at emmys.org.