'The Bible' Miniseries Nominated for Three Emmys

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"The Bible" miniseries has been nominated for three Emmy Awards: best miniseries, best sound mixing, and best sound editing.

The 10-hour series aired in March on the History Channel and had more than 10 million viewers on each of the five Sundays it aired.

Actress Roma Downey, who produced the series with her husband Mark Burnett, called the nomination a "blessing."

"Mark and I have poured our hearts and souls into this series," Downey said in an email to The Christian Post. "We have worked so hard for four years now. It has been a labor of love that deepened not just our faith but our marriage and our friendship."

"We are very grateful to the academy for recognizing the Bible series and we are thrilled to share this nomination with our cast and crew from all over the world who worked hard with us to bring the story of our Bible to the screen," she said.

The couple has agreed to produce a sequel called "A.D: Beyond the Bible." It will trace the beginnings of Christianity after Jesus's death and resurrection.

They've also prepared a three-hour movie version of "The Bible," called "Son of God," that will focus on the life of Jesus.

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