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September 15, 2020

'The Apollo' documentary wins at Emmys

The documentary about Harlem’s historic Apollo Theater won the Emmy for Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special, beating Spike Jonze’s 'Beastie Boys Story', Michelle Obama documentary 'Becoming', 'Laurel Canyon: A Place in Time', and 'The Great Hack', Pitchfork reports. Director Roger Ross Williams said in his acceptance speech “As Ta-Nehisi Coates says in the film, ‘Our music is so beautiful that even those with their boots on our necks can't help but sing along’". Emmys are being awarded until Saturday, ET Online will list all the winners.

Trent Reznor, Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo, Kamasi Washington, Beastie Boys are nominated for 2020 Emmy awards, in music categories, uDiscover Music reports. Trent Reznor got his nomination for 'Watchmen', Kamasi Washington is in with 'Becoming', while Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo are recognized for their work in 'The Black Godfather'. Beastie Boys Mike Diamond and Adam Horovitz and their creative partner and director Spike Jonze are nominated for Apple TV’s 'Beastie Boys Story' in five categories, including for Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special. Check all the nominees here.