Back in February, Lady Gaga emerged from the sky and gave a killer performance of her greatest hits at the Super Bowl LI Halftime performance. And it wasn’t just Little Monsters who were impressed: The spectacle caught the Television Academy’s attention too. On Thursday (July 13), Gaga, Fox, NFL Network and the rest of the team behind the Super Bowl LI halftime performance received six Emmy nominations.
Gaga’s halftime show is up for outstanding special class program against other large-scale productions including the Oscars, Tony Awards and Hairspray Live! It was also nominated for outstanding production design for variety, nonfiction, event, or award special; outstanding lighting design/lighting direction for a variety special; outstanding sound mixing for a variety series or special; outstanding technical direction, camerawork, video control for a limited series, movie, or special; and outstanding musical direction.
When it comes to recent Super Bowl halftime performances, Katy Perry‘s team won two Emmys and received one other nomination for her 2015 Left Shark-highlighted show, Bruno Mars received two nominations for his 2014 show, and Beyoncé received three nominations for her show in 2013.
On Sept. 17, we will find out if Lady Gaga and her team can snag all six awards — a record number of noms for a halftime show — when the 69th annual Primetime Emmy Awards air.
— xoxo, Gaga (@ladygaga) July 13, 2017