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The Super Bowl LVI halftime show that featured musical artists Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar, Eminem and Mary J. Blige, amongst others, won this year’s Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety Special, per Lynette Rice of Deadline.
It is the first-time the NFL’s halftime show for the largest game of the entire year won the award.
“I’m nervous, man. Jay[-Z] is watching,” executive producer Jesse Collins said while accepting the award. “First, with respect to the fellow executive producers and our performers, we wish to thank the tv screen academy because of this incredible honor. It’s amazing. This is actually the first-time this show has ever won this award, and it’s really so incredible to become a section of this moment. It took an unbelievable team to pull this together, and I many thanks all.”
The performance included several iconic hip-hop songs, including Tupac’s “California Love,” Mary J. Blige’s “FORGET ABOUT Drama,” Eminem’s “Lose Yourself” and Dr. Dre’s “Still D.R.E.”