Bennett, SNL's 'Box' Snag Creative Arts Emmys
NBC's "Tony Bennett: An American Classic" took home four honors last night (Sept. 8) at the 58th annual Creative Arts Emmy Awards, while the song "D*ck in a Box" from NBC's "Saturday Night Live" won tNBC's "Tony Bennett: An American Classic" took home four honors last night (Sept. 8) at the 58th annual Creative Arts Emmy Awards, while the song "D*ck in a Box" from NBC's "Saturday Night Live" won the Emmy for original music and lyrics.
"Box" was performed by "SNL" host Justin Timberlake and series regular Andy Samberg, both of whom also helped write the song. "I think it's safe to say when we first set out to make this song, we were all thinking Emmy," Samberg joked onstage.
Asked backstage whether there might be a sequel, Samberg quipped: "We talked about 'Balls in a Bucket,' but I just don't think it's as catchy," before adding that if Timberlake were to host the show again, they might try another song, "but I don't think we'll necessarily try to capitalize on this one." (Timberlake was not present at the ceremony as he is on tour.)
Also during the awards show, Governors Awards were handed out to HBO's "The Addiction Project" and the "American Idol" special "Idol Gives Back" on Fox, which raised $76 million for charity.
Executive producer Cecile Frot-Coutaz, who is CEO of "Idol" production company FremantleMedia North America, said backstage that there is a similar special in the works for the show's upcoming seventh season.
"We are planning on doing something in the same vein but something slightly different, maybe called 'America Gives Back,'" she said. "It will be on the 'Idol' platform but in a slightly different way. We're still working on it."