Common, T Bone Burnett and Snoop Dogg Up For Emmy Awards

by VVN Music

Common, T Bone Burnett and Snoop Dogg are among the nominees for the 69th Emmy Awards.

Announced on Thursday (July 13), the nominations span every aspect of television in broadcast, cable, streaming and on-line arenas and cutting across every craft from directing to hair styling.

Common, Robert Glasper and Karriem Riggins were nominated for Outstanding Original Music & Lyrics for the song Letter to the Free from the program 13th while T-Bone Burnett and Jack White are up for Outstanding Music Direction for American Epic.

In a surprise, Snoop Dogg was nominated for Outstanding Host For a Reality or Reality-Competition Program, along with co-host Martha Stewart, for their Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party.

Among music-based programs, The Voice led the way with eight nominations followed by Hairspray Live with 7, Super Bowl LI Halftime Show Starring Lady Gaga with six and The Beatles: Eight Days a Week: The Touring Years with five.

The nominees in music-specific categories

Outstanding Music Composition For a Limited Series, Movie or Special

  • Jeff Russo - Fargo
  • Mac Quayle - FEUD: Bette and Joan
  • Jeremy Turner - Five Came Back
  • Gary Lionelli - OJ: Made in America
  • Rael Jones - Suite Francaise
  • Patrick Jonsson - The White Helmits
Outstanding Music Composition For a Series
  • James Newton Howard - A Series of Unfortunate Events
  • Jeff Bael - House of Cards
  • Jacob Shea & Jasha Klebe - Planet Earth II
  • Max Richter - Taboo
  • Rupert Gregson-Williams - The Crown
  • Martin Phipps, Ruth Barrett, Natalie Holt - Victoria
Outstanding Original Music & Lyrics
  • Common, Robert Glasper, Karriem Riggins - Letter to the Free from 13th
  • Adam Schlesinger, Rachel Bloom, Jack Dolgen - We Tapped That Ass from Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
  • Christopher Willis, Darrick Bachman, Paul Rudish - Jing-a-Ling-a-Ling from Duck the Halls: A Mickey Mouse Christmas Special
  • Jonathan Kimmel, Gary Greenberg - The Ballad of Claus Jorstad (Devil Stool) from Jimmy Kimmel Live
  • Eli Brueggemann, Chancelor Jonathan Bennett, Kenan Thompson, Will Stephen - Last Christmas from Saturday Night Live
  • Jeff Richmond, Tina Fey, Sam Means - Hell No from The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmit
Outstanding Music Direction
  • Bernard MacMahon, Duke Erikson, Jack White, T Bone Burnett - American Epic
  • David Lai - Joshua Bell: Seasons of Cuba (Live at Lincoln Center)
  • Rickey Minor - Stayin' Alive: A Grammy Salute to the Bee Gees
  • Michael Bearden - Super Bowl LI Halftime Show Starring Lady Gaga
  • Rickey Minor - Taking the Stage: African American Music and Stories That Changed America
  • Tom Scott - Tony Bennett Celebrates 90: The Best is Yet to Come


Here is a summary of music-based programs and musical artists nominated for the 2017 Emmy's

  • The Voice (8)
    • Outstanding Casting For a Reality Program
    • Outstanding Production Design for a Variety, Nonfiction, Reality or Reality-Competition Special
    • Outstanding Hairstyling For a Multi-Camera Series or Special
    • Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction For a Variety Series
    • Outstanding Makeup for a Multi-Camera Series or Special
    • Outstanding Reality-Competition Program
    • Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Variety Series or Special
    • Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control For a Series
  • Hairspray Live (7)
    • Outstanding Special Class Program
    • Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control For a Limited Series, Movie or Special
    • Outstanding Production Design for Variety, Nonfiction, Event or Award Special
    • Outstanding Costumes For Variety, Nonfiction or Reality Programming
    • Outstanding Hairstyling For a Multi-Camera Series or Special
    • Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction For a Variety Special
    • Outstanding Make-Up for a Multi-Camera Series or Special
  • Super Bowl LI Halftime Show Starring Lady Gaga (6)
    • Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Variety Series or Special 
    • Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control for a Limited Series, Movie or Special
    • Outstanding Production Design for a Variety, Nonfiction, Event or Award Special
    • Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction For a Variety Special
    • Outstanding Music Direction
    • Outstanding Special Class Program
  • The Beatles: Eight Days a Week: The Touring Years (5)
    • Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Nonfiction Program
    • Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special
    • Outstanding Picture Editing for Nonfiction Program
    • Outstanding Sound Editing for a Nonfiction Program
    • Outstanding Writing for a Nonfiction Program
  • Tony Bennett Celebrates 90: The Best is Yet to Come (2)
    • Outstanding Direction For a Variety Special 
    • Outstanding Music Direction
  • 59th Grammy Awards (2)
    • Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Variety Series or Special 
    • Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction For a Variety Special
  • American Epic (1)
    • Outstanding Music Direction
  • Dolly Parton's Christmas of Many Colors (1)
    • Outstanding Television Movie
  • Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party (1)
    • Outstanding Host For a Reality or Reality-Competition Program - Snoop Dogg, Martha Stewart
  • 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony (1)
    • Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Variety Series or Special
  • Lip Sync Battle (1)
    • Outstanding Structured Reality Program
  • Tracey Ullman's Show (1)
    • Outstanding Variety Sketch Series
  • Epic Rap Battles of History (1)
    • Outstanding Short Form Variety Series



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