Composer Sean P. Callery won the Emmy for outstanding music composition for a series for Fox’s “24” and Alex Wurman won for outstanding music composition for a miniseries, movie or a special for HBO’s “Temple Grandin” Saturday at the 2010 Creative Arts Emmys.
The Creative Arts Emmys – the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Emmy event for technical categories – were held at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.
It was Callery’s third win for the music for “24” – he has been nominated nine times for music from the show, which ended last season. It was Wurman’s first win; he previously was nominated for “Bernard and Doris” in 2008.
Neil Patrick Harris won for guest actor in a comedy series for his appearance on “Glee” as scheming glee club enemy Bryan Ryan. Harris was a featured artist on the “Glee” cast cover of Aerosmith’s “Dream On,” which debuted at No. 26 on the Billboard Hot 100 in May. Harris won another Emmy as part of the team behind the outstanding special class program category for the “63rd Annual Tony Awards.”
Other winners included: Randy Newman – earning his third Emmy – for outstanding original music and lyrics for the song “When I’m Gone” from USA’s “Monk” and Dave Pierce, for outstanding music direction for the “Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games Opening Ceremony.” Showtime’s “Nurse Jackie” won for outstanding original main title theme music with music by Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman.
In addition, “The 25th Anniversary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concert” won three Emmys, including one for outstanding picture editing for a special (single or multi-camera). In a tie, Emmys went to both “The 52nd Annual Grammy Awards” and the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concert” for best sound mixing for a music series or special. The “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concert” also won for outstanding technical direction, camerawork, video control for a miniseries, movie or a special.
“Glee” also won for best sound mixing for a comedy or drama series for the “Power of Madonna” episode; the Emmys go to production mixer Phillip W. Palmer and re-recording mixers Doug Andham and Joseph H. Earle.
Thanks to Twitter, the Creative Arts Emmys received a slightly higher profile this year than in previous editions. “Glee” actor Chris Colfer thanked the show’s nominated crew for their work, and Conan O’Brien tweeted: “My writers are nominated tonight at the Creative Arts Emmys. Win or lose, it’s an honor just knowing none of them will get laid.”
A two-hour edited version of the Creative Arts Emmys will air on E! Entertainment Television on August 27. The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards will air August 29 on NBC and be hosted by Jimmy Fallon. “Glee” topped all shows on the year with 19 nominations.
Interested in learning more about the world of film/tv music? Attend the Billboard/THR Film & TV Music Conference Oct. 27-28 at the Century Hyatt in Los Angeles. For more information, please go tobillboardevents.com.