Grammy Statuettes will Come Embedded with GoPros

Norman Weiss
TV Tattle

Grammy statuettes will come embedded with GoPros

Each Grammy award will include a “Grammycam” built into its base that will cover the onstage action from the trophy's perspective. The GoPro action cameras will be livestreamed on the web and will be included as part of the TV broadcast. Recording Academy CMO Evan Greene says of adding GoPros: "As we started thinking about the incredible moments, the never-before-seen and unexpected moments that take place, we asked, 'How can we provide fans access and a point of view they've never before experienced? That's how the idea hatched."


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In what Ryan Murphy calls a “once-in-a-lifetime occurrence," the American Crime Story series shot for two weekend days on a mile-long stretch of the 710 freeway in Los Angeles. “It was probably the hardest and most rewarding thing I have ever directed because it was so complex,” says Murphy. “It was the thing that drove the production team to a nervous breakdown. I always said I’m most interested in what people don’t know. So we started in the car and we got all of Malcolm(-Jamal Warner) and Cuba (Gooding Jr.)’s performances first and I wouldn’t move on until we got that. And once we got that we built outwards and did the chase, the aerials and the 200 police officers and all of that. On the last minute of shooting on the second day, we got the very last shot we needed. So it was very nerve-wracking. But in L.A., historically, you can’t close down a freeway!” PLUS: How much of Episode 2 was accurate?, Malcolm-Jamal Warner calls shooting on an empty freeway “surreal,” in defense of Cuba Gooding Jr. as Simpson, David Schwimmer recalls following the O.J. trial while filming Season 1 of Friends, and Schwimmer’s Ross Geller baggage actually works with the Robert Kardashian role.


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