While Fox’s ” Glee” led the Emmy nominations for primetime series on Thursday morning with 19, music from “Lost” and “Saturday Night Live” also earned nods, while “American Idol” and “The 25th Anniversary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concert” scored big in the technical categories.
“Lost” composer Michael Giacchino completed his awards season sweep with an Emmy nomination for outstanding music composition for a series (original dramatic score), following up his Academy Award, Golden Globe and Grammy win for the score and soundtrack to Disney/Pixar’s “Up.”
“SNL’s” viral hit “Shy Ronnie” — performed on the show by Rihanna and Andy Samberg — was nominated for outstanding original music and lyrics.
Other music-oriented programming to be nominated included “American Idol,” which received six nominations, including one for outstanding host for a reality or reality-competition program for Ryan Seacrest; “The 25th Anniversary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concert” on HBO received five nominations including one alongside the “Hope for Haiti Now” concert for oustanding variety, music or comedy special. “The Who Super Bowl Halftime Show” on CBS, which was nominated for outstanding art direction for variety, music or nonfiction programming.
In addition, the documentary “Patti Smith: Dream of Life” on PBS received a nomination for exceptional merit in nonfiction filmmaking. “The 52nd Annual Grammy Awards” were nominated for outstanding sound mixing for a variety or music series or special and outstanding technical direction, camerawork, video control for a miniseries, movie or a special, while the Sundance Channel’s “Spectacle Elvis Costello with Bruce Springsteen” was nominated for outstanding sound mixing for nonfiction programming.
The 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards will be held August 29 and telecast on NBC; the Creative Arts Awards, where the majority of the music category winners are revealed, will be held August 21.
The music category nominees are:
For outstanding music composition for a series (original dramatic score)
“Batman: The Brave and the Bold” Music by Michael McCulstion, Lolita Ritmanis, Kristopher Carter and Lyrics by Michael Jelenic and James Tucker
“FlashForward” Music by Ramin Djawadi “Lost” Music by Michael Giacchino “Psych” Music by Adam Cohen and John Robert Wood
“24” Music by Sean P. Callery
For outstanding music compostition for a miniseries, movie or a special (original dramatic score)
“Blessed is the Match” Music by Todd Boekelheide “Georgia O’Keeffe” Music by Jeff Beal
“The Pacific” Music by Blake Neely, Geoff Zanelli and Hans Zimmer
“Temple Grandin” Music by Alex Wurman
“When Love is Not Enough: The Lois Wilson Story” Music by Lawrence Shragge
“You Don’t Know Jack” Music by Marcelo Zarvos
For outstanding music direction
“82nd Annual Academy Awards” Music Director Marc Shaiman
“Andrea Bocelli & David Foster: My Christmas” Music Director David Foster
“Celtic Woman: Songs From The Heart” Music Director David Downes
“In Performance at the White House: Fiesta Latina” Music Director Sheila E.
“The Kennedy Center Honors” Music Directors Rob Mathes and Rob Berman
“Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games Opening Ceremony” Music Director Dave Pierce
For outstanding original music and lyrics
“Family Guy” Song:”Down’s Syndrome Girl” Music by Walter Murphy, Music & Lyrics by Seth MacFarlane
“How I Met Your Mother” Song: “Nothing Suits Me Like A Suit” Music & Lyrics by Carter Bays and Craig Thomas
“Monk” Song: “When I’m Gone” Composer Randy Newman
“Rescue Me” Song: “How Lovely To Be A Vegetable” Music & Lyrics By Peter Tolan, Music by Brad Hatfield
“Saturday Night Live” Song: “Shy Ronnie” Music By Aleric Banks, Lyrics by Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone
“Treme” Song: “This City” Composer/Lyricist Steve Earle
For outstanding original main title theme music
“Human Target” Music by Bear McCreary
“Justified” Music by Oscar Owens and Jason Keaton
“Nurse Jackie” Music by Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman
“Parks and Recreation” Music by Gaby Moreno and Vincent Jones
“Warehouse 13” Music by Edward Rogers