2019 Emmy Nominees for Music Composition

Nominations for the 71st Emmy Awards were announced last week, including the nominees for Outstanding Music Composition For A Series, Limited Series, Movie or Special and new this year, Documentary Series or Special. Check out the nominees and their work below, including links to view the music from the nominated episodes and series.

Outstanding Music Composition For A Series (Original Dramatic Score)

 

Music by David Wingo

Nominated Episode: S2 · E4 · What?!
All music from Barry S2

HBO

 

Music by Ramin Djawadi

Nominated Episode: S8 · E3 · The Long Night
All music from Game of Thrones S8

HBO

 

Music by Jeff Beal

Nominated Episode: S6 · E8 · Chapter 73
All music from House of Cards S6

Netflix

 

Music by Adam Taylor

Nominated Episode: S2 · E13 · The Word
All music from The Handmaid’s Tale S2

Hulu

 

Music by Siddhartha Khosla

Nominated Episode: S3 · E11 · Songbird Road: Part One
All music from This Is Us S3

NBC

 

Outstanding Music Composition For A Limited Series, Movie Or Special (Original Dramatic Score)

Music by Hildur Guðnadóttir

Nominated Episode: S1 · E2 · Please Remain Calm
All music from Chernobyl S1

HBO

 

Music by Edward Shearmur

Nominated Episode: S1 · E5 · Episode 5
All music from Escape At Dannemora S1

Showtime

 

Music by David Arnold

Nominated Episode: S1 · E1 · In The Beginning
All music from Good Omens S1

Amazon Prime Video

 

Music by T Bone Burnett
Music by Keefus Ciancia

Nominated Episode: S3 · E7 · The Final Country
All music from True Detective S3

HBO

 

Music by Kris Bowers

Nominated Episode: S1 · E2 · Part Two
All music from When They See Us S1

Netflix

 

Outstanding Music Composition For A Documentary Series Or Special (Original Dramatic Score)

Music by Marco Beltrami
Music by Brandon Roberts

Free Solo

National Geographic

 

Music by Hannah Peel

Game of Thrones: The Last Watch

HBO

 

Music by Benjamin Wallfisch

Nominated Episode: S1 · E2 · Oceans
All music from Hostile Planet

National Geographic

 

Music by Miriam Cutler

Love, Gilda

CNN

 

Music by Steven Price

Nominated Episode: S1 · E1 · One Planet
All music from Our Planet

Netflix

 

Music by Miriam Cutler

RBG

CNN

 

OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL MAIN TITLE THEME MUSIC – 2019

Theme by Thomas Newman

Castle Rock

Hulu

 

Theme by Rachel Bloom
Theme by Jack Dolgen
Theme by Adam Schlesinger

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

CW

 

Theme by David Arnold

Good Omens

Amazon Prime Video

 

Theme by Steven Price

Our Planet

Netflix

 

Theme by Nicholas Britell

Succession

HBO

 

Original score is an important part of elevating storytelling in television and film. Last year’s music composition for a series Emmy winner was Ramin Djawadi for the popular HBO series, Game of Thrones‘ season finale. The final season of GoT is nominated this year for ‘The Long Night.’

View the full list of nominees for the 2019 Emmy Awards. Curious how an Emmy is won? Check out this infographic that describes the nomination and voting process.

The Creative Arts Emmy Awards will be presented September 14th and 15th in the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles. The 71st Emmy Awards show will broadcast live on FOX on September 22nd.

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