Foo Fighters’ ‘Sonic Highways’ Wins Two Creative Arts Emmys
Last night (Sept. 12), the Foo Fighters’ HBO docu-series, Sonic Highways, took home two Emmys at the 2015 Creative Arts Emmy Awards.
Sonic Highways' Seattle episode earned awards for Outstanding Sound Editing for Nonfiction Programming and Outstanding Sound Mixing for Nonfiction Programming. Dave Grohl's series racked up two of its four total nominations. It was also up for Best Information Series or Special and Outstanding Directing.
Grohl directed the series, traveling to eight U.S. cities and recording in iconic studios at each stop. Along the way, Grohl spoke to key figures in each of the cities’ musical landscapes. The series was accompanied by the Foo Fighters’ eighth album of the same name, which arrived at the end of last year.
Sonic Highways has proven to be a wild success for Grohl and company. Earlier this summer, Grohl confirmed the series had been renewed for a second season, which will most likely be filmed in the U.K. Likewise, since the conclusion of the show and his 2013 documentary, Sound City, Grohl says he's been sought after for his directorial skills.
“I started getting offers to do everything from narrative features to Heineken commercials,” Grohl said. “I get hit up with these things and I have to say, wait, I have this other job. It’s exciting.”