Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and Peter Jackson win Emmys for ‘The Beatles: Get Back’


By Corey Atad.

The Beatles always receive top honors.

On Saturday night, Disney+’s acclaimed documentary series “The Beatles: Get Back” won Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series at the 2022 Creative Arts Emmys.

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Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr shared the award with director Peter Jackson and fellow series producers Yoko Ono Lennon, Olivia Harrison, Clare Olsen and Jonathan Clyde.

Accepting the award, Jackson said, “I would just like to thank everyone who worked on this film, especially our family back home and our second family in London at Apple Corps. This could not have been done without the unfailing support of Paul, Ringo, Olivia, Julian [Lennon]Yoko and Sean [Lennon] who were all always there with their support and love. Finally, a big congratulations to the Beatles. Thank you so much for over 60 years of your positive, exuberant, joyful… Your music is so deep and I think it’s actually embedded in our DNA.

Jackson also won the Emmy for Outstanding Directing in a Documentary/Nonfiction Program for his work on the series.

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“Get Back” faced “jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy”, “The Andy Warhol Diaries”, “100 Foot Wave” and “We Need to Talk About Cosby”.

The three-part documentary traced the Beatles’ legendary Get Back sessions, during which they wrote and recorded much of the material that would form their final album, So be itreleased after their breakup, leading up to their iconic rooftop performance.




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