Monday, December 7, 2015

Roger Waters picks up Grammy nomination for The Wall

Roger Waters has picked up a Grammy Awards nomination for his concert film of “The Wall.”

The project will compete in the Best Music Film category at next February’s event in Los Angeles alongside the Foo Fighters’ HBO series “Sonic Highways”, the Amy Winehouse documentary “Amy”, and biopics on James Brown (“Mr. Dynamite: The Rise Of James Brown”) and Nina Simone (“What Happened, Miss Simone?”).

Directed by Waters and Sean Evans, “The Wall” was shot in three cities during the bassist’s three-year solo trek that brought a production of the famed 1979 Pink Floyd album to arenas and stadiums around the world between 2010 and 2013.

Waters played 219 dates that brought in a total of approximately $458 million dollars in box office revenue.

Beyond the music, the film follows Waters as he embarks on a deeply personal pilgrimage and reflects on the impact of war with his own family. Woven throughout the film, Waters travels to France to the site where his grandfather is buried, and Italy to a memorial for his father – both lost to war.

"I'm glad that we have an opportunity to share the film with people on a wider scale,” says Waters. “It has had a deep effect on my life, and I'm not the only one. This release provides an opportunity to remember all of our fallen loved ones."

The 58th Annual Grammy Awards will be broadcast by the CBS Television Network from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA on February 15.

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