BMI Composers Score Primetime Emmy Nods

Posted in News on July 23, 2007

BMI composers scored multiple nominations in key music categories for the 59th Creative Arts Primetime Emmy Awards. The awards, which celebrate excellence in national prime-time programming, will be held Saturday, September 8 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

BMI’s composers scored a notable 20 nominations, ranging from Outstanding Music Direction to Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music. Two-time Emmy-winner Jeff Beal garnered two nods for his musical compositions on TNT’s Nightmares & Dreamscapes and HBO’s Rome, while Debra Fordham received two nominations for her work on songs featured on NBC’s hit show Scrubs.

A complete list of BMI nominees follows:

BMI’s 2007 Creative Arts Primetime Emmy nominees:

Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Original Dramatic Score)

WG Snuffy Walden, Composer – Kidnapped
George Fenton, Composer – Planet Earth
Jeff Beal, Music Composer – Rome

Outstanding Music Composition for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special (Original
Dramatic Score)

David Mansfield, Music – Broken Trail
George S. Clinton, Composer – Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee
Jeff Beal, Music – Nightmares & Dreamscapes

Outstanding Music Direction

William Ross, Music Director – 79th Annual Academy Awards
Jan Stevens, Music – Scrubs “My Musical”

Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics

Danny Smith, Lyrics – Family Guy, “My Drunken Irish Dad”
Walter Murphy, Music – Family Guy, “My Drunken Irish Dad”
Greg O’Connor, Music – MADtv: Episode 1209, “Merry Ex-Mas”
Jim Wise, Music/Lyrics - MADtv: Episode 1209, “Merry Ex-Mas”
Bruce McCoy, Lyrics - MADtv: Episode 1209, “Merry Ex-Mas”
Katreese Barnes, Music – Saturday Night Live, “Dick In A Box”
Debra Fordham, Lyrics – Scrubs, “Everything Comes Down to Poo”
Robert Lopez, Music/Lyrics – Scrubs, “Everything Comes Down to Poo”
Jeff  Marx, Music/Lyrics – Scrubs, “ Everything Comes Down to Poo”
Debra Fordham, Lyrics – Scrubs, “Guy Love”
Paul F. Perry, Music/Lyrics – Scrubs, “Guy Love”

Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music

Rolfe Kent, Main Title Theme - Dexter


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