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Composer Danny Elfman Scores First Emmy Award

Posted in News on September 21, 2005
BMI Award-winning film and television composer Danny Elfman, whose movie scores include Spider-Man, Planet of the Apes and Mission: Impossible, took home his first Emmy Award for the theme to ABC's runaway smash, Desperate Housewives. Elfman earned the Emmy for Outstanding Main Title Theme Music for the hit show during the Creative Arts Primetime Emmys presentation held September 11 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

Danny Elfman shows off his Outstanding Career Achievement Crystal at the 2002 BMI Film/TV Awards

One of Hollywood's hottest composers, Elfman has also left his imprint on the small screen with the themes to The Simpsons, Tales from the Crypt, Sledge Hammer and Pee Wee's Playhouse, among others. He is a three-time Oscar nominee for creating music for the major motion pictures Big Fish, Good Will Hunting and Men In Black, and won a Best Instrumental Composition Grammy for the theme to Batman. His most recent scores include Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The Corpse Bride, as well as the upcoming films Spider-Man 3 and Charlotte's Web.

Elfman, founder and frontman of 80s cult band Oingo Boingo, is also the recipient of the prestigious BMI Outstanding Career Achievement Award presented at the organization's 2002 Film and Television Awards in Los Angeles.

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