Emmy voting begins next week! We’re especially excited because of a new category this year: Music Supervision. Members of the music peer group of the Television Academy are eligible to vote for this brand new Emmy recognizing “exceptional creative contributions to a program through the use of music.”
With votes accepted only during a brief two week window, the pressure is on for Academy members to do their research and cast their ballots. After reviewing nominated content via a secure viewing platform, voting members can cast their votes. Members of the music peer group of the Television Academy are eligible to vote for the brand new Emmy category for Music Supervision.
Since this is a new category, we pulled together some handy details about the inaugural group of nominees for Music Supervision.
Thomas Golubić, Music Supervisor
Nominated episode: S3 · E3 · Sunk Costs
Tunefind Q&A: Thomas Golubić on the Music of Better Call Saul
Want more? All songs featured in Better Call Saul
Susan Jacobs, Music Supervisor
Nominated episode: S1 · E7 · You Get What You Need
Tunefind feature: Fan Favorite Songs from Big Little Lies
Want more? All songs featured in Big Little Lies
Manish Raval, Music Supervisor
Jonathan Leahy, Music Supervisor
Tom Wolfe, Music Supervisor
Nominated episode: S6 · E9 · Goodbye Tour
Want more? All songs featured in Girls
Zach Cowie, Music Supervisor
Kerri Drootin, Music Supervisor
Nominated episode: S2 · E9 · Amarsi Un Po
Tunefind Q&A: Zach Cowie on the music of Master of None
Want more? All songs featured in Master of None
Nora Felder, Music Supervisor
Nominated episode: S1 · E2 · Chapter Two: The Weirdo on Maple Street
Want more? All songs featured in Stranger Things
Sad that your favorite show isn’t nominated? It was a hotly contested category, with 90 nominations submitted for just 5 nominee slots. And Music Supervisors had to submit extra details for this first year of the award. The Emmy nomination and voting process is complex, so the Television Academy has created this helpful infographic on How an Emmy is Won.
Academy members have until August 28th to cast their ballots for the various Emmy categories. And then the pressure will be on Ernst + Young to tally the votes, and avoid a repeat of PWC’s Best Picture debacle during the 2017 Oscars!
This year’s Emmy Awards will be held on Sept. 17 and will be hosted by Stephen Colbert, host of CBS’ The Late Show.
The Guild of Music Supervisors was key in the creation of this new award category, conducting a multi-year effort to raise awareness and educate the Television Academy about how the role of music – and music supervisors – has changed over the past decade or so. Music Supervisors first became voting members of the Academy in 2015, followed by the announcement of the new Music Supervision category in January 2017.
〉Television Academy Infographic: How An Emmy is Won
〉Tunefind Fan Favorite songs from Big Little Lies
And, of course, you can access the full music lists from each of the nominated shows on Tunefind.