The film Free Solo is back in headlines as it gets seven Emmy nominations only five months after winning an Oscar for the best documentary feature. The National Geographic film features Alex Honnold’s journey to free solo Freerider 5.13a on El Capitan.
It’s 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,” said aid E. Chai Vasarhelyi, who directed the film with her husband Jimmy Chin.
“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.” Chin told IndieWire in February that “surgical” precision was required to shoot Honnold’s free solo.