BMI composers earned accolade after accolade as the 63rd annual Primetime Emmy Awards nominations were announced July 14. Jeff and Mychael Danna share a nod for Outstanding Original Main Title Theme and Music in recognition of their collaboration on Camelot. The nod marks the first Primetime Emmy nomination for both of the brothers.
Recently crowned BMI Icon David Arnold garnered an Outstanding Music Composition For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special (Original Dramatic Score) nomination, which he shares with Michael Price (PRS) for Masterpiece’s Sherlock: A Study In Pink.
BMI greats dominate the Outstanding Musical Direction field: Another recently awarded BMI Icon, David Foster, was tapped for the direction of his own special, Hitman Returns: David Foster and Friends; William Ross earned a nod for his work on the 83rd Academy Awards; Rickey Minor scored a nomination thanks to An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Chaka Khan; Rob Mathes was tapped yet again for his work on the Kennedy Center Honors; and Harry Connick, Jr. was saluted thanks to his Harry Connick Jr., In Concert on Broadway for PBS.
The Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics category lifted up many of the year’s standout comedic works, including “An American Prayer - Hymn II?,” co-written by Robert Klein for his HBO special Robert Klein: Unfair & Unbalanced, as well as Justin Timberlake’s monologue from Saturday Night Live, co-composed by Katreese Barnes.
The 2011 Primetime Emmys will be broadcast live September 18, 2011, on Fox.
2011 Emmy Awards
OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL MAIN TITLE THEME MUSIC
Music by Jeff Danna (SOCAN) and Mychael Danna
OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL MUSIC AND LYRICS
Robert Klein: Unfair & Unbalanced - (Song title: An American Prayer - Hymn II?), HBO
Music and Lyrics by Robert Klein
Saturday Night Live - Host: Justin Timberlake - (Song title: Justin Timberlake Monologue), NBC
Music by Katreese Barnes
OUTSTANDING MUSIC DIRECTION
83rd Annual Academy Awards, ABC
William Ross, Music Director
Hitman Returns: David Foster And Friends (Great Performances), PBS
David Foster, Music Director
The Kennedy Center Honors, CBS
Rob Mathes Music Director
An Evening Of Stars: Tribute To Chaka Khan, NBC
Rickey Minor, Music Director
Harry Connick, Jr., In Concert On Broadway (Great Performances), PBS
Harry Connick, Jr., Music Director
OUTSTANDING MUSIC COMPOSITION FOR A MINISERIES, MOVIE OR SPECIAL
Sherlock: A Study In Pink (Masterpiece) - PBS
Music by David Arnold and Michael Price (PRS)
Thurgood - HBO
Music by Rob Mathes