Oscar-Winning Documentary ‘Free Solo’ Lands Seven Emmy Nominations

Five months after winning the Oscar for best documentary, “Free Solo” landed seven Emmy nominations Tuesday.

The National Geographic film, which chronicles mountaineer Alex Honnold’s nail-biting climb up the 3,000-foot El Capitan without a rope, landed Television Academy nods for directing, editing, cinematography, interactive media, sound editing, sound mixing, and music composition.“We are so happy to see everyone who worked on this film recognized — from our spectacular cinematography team, editing, score and sound.

It’s amazing to have our peers celebrate them as we do.

We’re very honored to be recognized for directing in such an important and competitive year in non-fiction filmmaking,” said E.

Chai Vasarhelyi, who directed the movie with her husband Jimmy Chin, who was also one of its cinematographers.Vasarhelyi and Chin are vying for outstanding documentary directing against Chris Smith for “Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened,” Dan Reed for “Leaving Neverland,

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