The Beatles: Get Back, the Peter Jackson-directed docuseries on the legendary band, won five Emmy Awards on Saturday, September 3.
Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr were named with director Jackson as recipients of the Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series award, alongside fellow producers Yoko Ono, Olivia Harrison, Clare Olssen and Jonathan Clyde.
Jackson also won Outstanding Directing for a Documentary or Nonfiction Program, and the series also won awards for picture editing, sound editing and sound mixing.
The three-episode Get Back series was based on film shot by Michael Lindsay-Hogg for 1970 movie Let It Be.
Jackson collected nearly 60 hours of footage captured by Lindsay-Hogg in January 1969. Jackson spent nearly three years restoring and editing the footage recorded during the band’s recording sessions for their 12th studio album.
“I’d just like to thank everyone who worked on this film, especially our family back home and our second family in London at Apple Corps,” Jackson said in his acceptance speech at the ceremony, according to Deadline.
He added, “[A] big shout out to the Beatles. Thank you so much for the over 60 years of your positive, exuberant, joyous… Your music is so profound and I think it’s actually embedded in our DNA.”
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