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- 13 Jul 22
A look at this year's Music and Lyric Emmy nominees (despite the title of the category, Hugh Grant and Drew Barrymore didn't team up for any of these).
The official nominations for the Emmys have been announced, and what a collection it is.
There are two tracks for the Outstanding Original Music And Lyrics category from the hit HBO show euphoria: 'All My Life, My Heart Has Yearned For A Thing I Cannot Name / Song Title: Elliot's Song' and 'You Who Cannot See, Think Of Those Who Can / Song Title: I'm Tired'. Zendaya, one of the lead actresses on the show, has released music of her own before and participated in musical projects like The Greatest Showman.
Her love for music has bled into this show as well, with her work alongside show creator Sam Levinson and Muzhda Zemar-McKenzie on the lyrics for both of these impressive cuts. On the whole, euphoria has racked up 16 individual nominations this year - including one for Zendaya as 'Outstanding Actress in a Lead Role'.
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel returned this year after a three year hiatus for Covid-related reasons. The newest season didn't fail to disappoint either; with the costumes, the quick wit, or the almost choreographed staging. And, as evidenced by its nomination in this category, the music added to the charm in a (forgive me) marvellous way.
'How To Chew Quietly And Influence People / Song Title: Maybe Monica' has been nominated for distinction as produced by Thomas Mizer and Curtis Moore. The show has 12 nominations total this year for different categories and has won 20 in the past.
NBC's beloved drama, This Is Us had its last season earlier this year. With music by Siddhartha Khosla and lyrics by Taylor Goldsmith, the song 'Day Of The Wedding / Song Title: The Forever Now' is on the roster to compete with the best of the best. Though the show has won four Emmys in the past, this is the only category that the show has been nominated for in 2022.
2021 introduced us to the musical show Schmigadoon!. With Broadway darling, Aaron Tveit alongside stars like Dove Cameron and Keegan-Michael Key, this parody of 1940s musicals has delivered on its sonic prowess. Cinco Paul contributed 'Schmigadoon! / Song Title: Corn Puddin'' that we now see with the rest of the outstanding nominees. All four of 'Schmigadoon!'s nominations are relating to the musicality (or musical theatre quality) of the show.
Another show to keep an eye on this awards season is Succession. They have been nominated for a total of 25 categories this year including two sonic categories: Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (One Hour) and Outstanding Music Composition For A Series (Original Dramatic Score). The latter category also has the increasingly popular show Only Murders in the Building as a nominee.
Adele: One Night Only (CBS) and One Last Time: An Evening with Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga (also CBS) are both nominated for outstanding variety special (pre-recorded). Adele was first nominated in the category six years ago for Adele: Live in New York City. Bennett and Gaga were nominated seven years ago for Cheek to Cheek Live! (Bennett won in the category in 2007 for Tony Bennett: An American Classic.)
Donald Glover is nominated for outstanding lead actor in a comedy for FX’s Atlanta (FX). It’s Glover’s third nomination in the category, having won once. As Childish Gambino, Glover topped the Billboard Hot 100 with 'This Is America', for which he won four Grammys.
The Pepsi Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show starring Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar and 50 Cent (CBS) is nominated for outstanding variety special (live).
Pam & Tommy, a series about Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee - the drummer for Motley Crue - received 10 nominations, more than any other music project.
The Beatles: Get Back (Disney+), directed by Oscar winner Peter Jackson, is nominated for outstanding documentary (series), while Controlling Britney Spears (New York Times Presents) is nominated for outstanding documentary or non-fiction special.
The Emmys will be held on Monday, September 12th on NBC.
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