Thursday, July 14, 2016

"Grease: Live" Receives Ten Emmy Nominations, Nina Simone Documentary Gets Six

by VVN Music

The nominations were announced on Thursday for the 68th Emmy Awards with twenty music programs or programs with major music elements receiving nods.

By far, the big winner among those programs was the live presentation of Grease: Live on Fox which received ten nominations while the other Broadway port for the year, The Wiz: Live, received six.

Competition program The Voice also received six (American Idol only had two) as did the Netflix documentary What Happened, Miss Simone? on the late Nina Simone.

Two chart topping divas, Beyonce and Adele, each have four nods including Variety Special.

Among actual nominations for individual artists, Beyonce received on for co-directing her special while Fountain of Wayne's Adam Schlesinger is up for two for the musical comedy series Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. Jim Beanz, who has worked with Timbaland, Dru Hill and others is also up for Original Music & Lyrics for work on Empire.

Finally, former Oingo Boingo member Danny Elfman is up for Music Direction for a special on the music he has written for Tim Burton movies.

Music oriented programs that received Emmy nominations (names are listed where one or two people were listed):

  • 58th Grammy Awards
    • Directing of a Variety Special - Louis J. Horvitz
  • The Kennedy Center Honors
    • Variety Special
    • Directing of a Variety Special - Glenn Weiss
  • Leomanade (Beyonce)
    • Variety Special
    • Production Design For a Variety, Nonfiction, Event or Award Special
    • Directing of a Variety Special - Kahlil Joseph & Beyonce Knowles
    • Picture Editing For Variety Programming - Bill Yukich
  • Adele Live in New York City
    • Variety Special
    • Directing of a Variety Special - Beth McCarthy-Miller
    • Lighting Design/Lighting Direction For a Variety Special 
    • Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control For a Limited Series, Movie or Special
  • The Voice
    • Reality-Competition Program
    • Production Design For a Variety, Nonfiction, Reality or Reality-Competition Show
    • Picture Editing For a Structured or Competition Reality Program 
    • Lighting Design/Lighting Direction For a Variety Series
    • Sound Mixing for a Variety Series or Special
    • Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control For a Series
  • American Idol
    • Host For a Reality or Reality Competition Program - Ryan Seacrest
    • Lighting Design/Lighting Direction For a Variety Series
  • Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
    • Choreography - Kathryn Burns
    • Original Music & Lyrics - Adam Schlesinger, Rachel Bloom & Jack Dolgen for Settle For Me
    • Main Title Theme Music - Adam Schlesinger & Rachel Bloom
  • Empire
    • Lead Acrtress in a Drama Series - Taraji P. Henson
    • Costumes for a Contemporary Series, Limited Series or Movie
    • Original Music & Lyrics - Jim Beanz for Good People
  • Galavant
    • Original Music & Lyrics - Alan Menkin & Glen Slater for A New Season
  • Grease: Live
    • Special Class Program
    • Production Design For a Variety, Nonfiction, Event or Award Special
    • Casting For a Limited Series, Movie or Special
    • Costumes For a Variety, Nonfiction or Reality Program
    • Directing of a Variety Special - Thomas Kail & Alex Rudzinski
    • Hairstyling For a Multi-Camera Series or Special 
    • Lighting Design/Lighting Direction For a Variety Special
    • Makeup For a Multi-Camera Series or Special (Non-Prosthetic)
    • Sound Mixing for a Variety Series or Special
    • Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control For a Limited Series, Movie or Special
  • The Wiz: Live
    • Production Design For a Variety, Nonfiction, Event or Award Special
    • Costumes For a Variety, Nonfiction or Reality Program
    • Hairstyling For a Multi-Camera Series or Special
    • Lighting Design/Lighting Direction For a Variety Special
    • Makeup For a Multi-Camera Series or Special (Non-Prosthetic)
    • Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control For a Limited Series, Movie or Special
  • Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill
    • Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie - Audra McDonald
  • Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show
    • Special Class Program
    • Lighting Design/Lighting Direction For a Variety Special
  • Danny Elfman's Music From the Films of Tim Burton (Live From Lincoln Center)
    • Music Direction - Danny Elfman
    • Sound Mixing for a Variety Series or Special - Ken Hahn & Paul Bevan
  • Jazz at the White House
    • Music Direction - John Beasley
  • Sinatra: Voice For a Century (Live at Lincoln Center)
    • Music Direction - Alan Gilbert
  • Smithsonian Salutes Ray Charles: In Performance at the White House
    • Music Direction - Ricky Minor, Christian McBride
  • Garfunkel & Oates: Trying to Be Special
    • Music & Lyrics - Ricki Lindhorne & Kate Micucci for Frozen Lullaby
  • What Happened, Miss Simone (Nina Simone)
    • Documentary or Nonfiction Special
    • Cinematography For a Nonfiction Program
    • Directing of a Nonfiction Program - Liz Garbus
    • Picture Editing For a Nonfiction Program - Joshua L. Pearson
    • Sound Editing for a Nonfiction Program - Joshua L. Pearson & Dan Timmons
    • Sound Mixing for a Nonfiction Program - Tony Volante & Tammy Douglas
  • Vinyl
    • Main Title Design
    • Makeup For a Single Camera Series (Non-Prosthetic)
In addition, songwriter Diane Warren was nominated for Original Music & Lyrics for the song 'Til It Happens to You from The Hunting Ground

The Emmys will be held on Sunday, September 18.

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