‘The Sound of Music Live!’ and ‘The Voice’ Earn Emmy Noms

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Carrie Underwood in The Sound of Music Live!

When Carrie Underwood starred as Maria von Trapp in the musical production The Sound of Music Live! on NBC in December 2013, the live musical’s airings brought in 44 million viewers. Now, the production has garnered four nominations for the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards, which were announced Thursday (July 10) by The Mindy Project‘s Mindy Kaling and The Voice host Carson Daly.

The Sound of Music Live! earned nominations including Outstanding Music Direction, Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special, Outstanding Special Class Program, and Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special.

The ambitious undertaking, which also starred Stephen Moyer, Audra McDonald, Christian Borle and Laura Benanti, cost an estimated $9 million to stage.

Pictured (L-R): The Voice's Adam Levine, Gwen Stefani, Pharrell Williams, and Blake Shelton.

Pictured (L-R): The Voice‘s Adam Levine, Gwen Stefani, Pharrell Williams, and Blake Shelton.

NBC’s The Voice (which features charismatic coach Blake Shelton) was another big nomination winner, netting 10 Emmy nominations, among them Outstanding Reality Competition Program (which it won last year) and Outstanding Interactive Program.

Season 7 of the musical competition, which will feature coaches Shelton, Adam Levine, Gwen Stefani, and Pharrell Williams, is slated for Fall 2014.

HBO’s Game of Thrones ruled the Primetime Emmy nominations with 19 total nominations, followed by FX’s Fargo (with 18) and American Horror Story: Coven (17), AMC’s Breaking Bad (16) and HBO’s The Normal Heart (16). The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards will air live on Monday, Aug. 25 beginning at 8 p.m. ET on NBC, and will be hosted by Seth Meyers.


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