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The Beatles Still Picking Up Grammys in 2024: 'I'm Only Sleeping' Wins Best Music Video

Animator and film director Em Cooper took the Grammy for Best Music Video.

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A music video for 'I'm Only Sleeping' picked up a Grammy on Feb. 4.

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The Beatles are still picking up Grammys in 2024, as the Grammy for Best Music Video went to The Beatles' "I'm Only Sleeping," directed by Em Cooper, who took the stage and exclaimed, "I can't believe I'm saying this, but thank you John, Paul, George and Ringo!"

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Cooper, dressed in a multicolor painted jacket, first exclaimed "Oh my God!" and quickly became emotional, emphasizing that her work was a "labor of love" at the Grammy pre-telecast ceremony on Feb. 4.

Cooper's work, some 1,300 hand-painted individual frames, was "as though it was a synesthetic reaction to the song," she said in an interview with Grammy.com. She was honest in admitting the long, arduous process of painting each cell, sometimes wiping it clean and starting over. "Trying to get John Lennon's likeness over and over again was a real challenge, but other parts of it were much easier."

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Source: Courtesy of Em Cooper

Em Cooper in action.

To watch the pre-telecast Grammy Premiere ceremony, visit the Grammys’ website or YouTube channel, where the whole ceremony will be streaming live.

The primetime Grammy Awards will be broadcast live on CBS, and available to stream via Paramount+ for subscribers with the Showtime add-on.

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