Winners of the 73rd Annual Emmy Awards Music Categories

After last year’s virtual awards, this year’s 73rd Annual Emmy Awards was hosted by Cedric the Entertainer in person at the L.A. Live’s Event Deck at the Microsoft Theater. The big winners of the night were The Crown, Ted Lasso, and Mare of Easttown. The Crown ruled the drama categories and The Queen’s Gambit won for Limited Series. Ted Lasso won Outstanding Comedy and Hacks won several major comedy awards as well.

Music Supervisors Ciara Elwis and Matt Biffa

A big win this year was in the category of Outstanding Music Supervision. After the award was presented for the past three years in a row to Amazon Prime Video’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel for the music supervision by Robin Urdang, Amy Sherman-Palladino, and Dan Palladino, a new winner has emerged. This year’s Emmy was awarded to Matt Biffa and Ciara Elwis for the HBO series I May Destroy You. Ciara took the microphone and Matt held the award as they thanked their teams, families, and show creator Michaela Coel while mentioning the challenging work of clearing over 150 songs for the Emmy-winning show.

The 2021 Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremony was held over two nights on September 11th and 12th. The music categories were awarded on the second evening. An edited version aired on Saturday, September 18th which saw the battle of the streamers. Netflix took the lead, followed by Disney+ and then HBO/HBO Max with the most awards leading into The Primetime Emmys the following day.

Series composer Carlos Rafael Rivera won his second Emmy in the Outstanding Music Composition For A Limited Series for his score in Netflix’s The Queen’s Gambit. Another two-time winner was composer Ludwig Göransson who won for his Original Dramatic Score for the Disney+ series The Mandalorian season 2. Göransson previously won the Emmy for Original Dramatic Score for the The Mandalorian season 1.

First time Emmy winners included Blake Neely who won for the Original Main Title Theme Music in HBO Max’s The Flight Attendant and Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez who won the Music & Lyrics category with the original song ‘Agatha All Along’ in Disney+’s WandaVision.

Bo Burnham took home the award for Outstanding Music Direction for his Netflix musical comedy special called Bo Burnham: Inside.

Review all of the nominees and winners in the 73rd Annual Emmy Award music categories below.

OUTSTANDING MUSIC SUPERVISION

Matt Biffa and Ciara Elwis for I May Destroy You: Episode 112 “Ego Death”
Alexandra Patsavas for Bridgerton: Episode 101 “Diamond of the First Water”
Amanda Krieg Thomas, Ryan Murphy, and Alexis Martin Woodall for Halston: Episode 104 “The Party’s Over”
Liza Richardson for Lovecraft Country: Episode 105 “Strange Case”
Sarah Bridge for The Crown: Episode 403 “Fairytale”
Randall Poster for The Queen’s Gambit: Episode 106 “Adjournment”
Dave Jordan and Shannon Murphy for WandaVision: Episode 102 “Don’t Touch That Dial”

OUTSTANDING MUSIC COMPOSITION FOR A SERIES (ORIGINAL DRAMATIC SCORE)

Ludwig Göransson for The Mandalorian: Episode 208 “Chapter 16: The Rescue”
Kris Bowers for Bridgerton: Episode 101 “Diamond of the First Water”
Laura Karpman and Raphael Saadiq for Lovecraft Country: Episode 109 “Rewind 1921”
Martin Phipps for The Crown: Episode 402 “The Balmoral Test”
Adam Taylor for The Handmaid’s Tale: Episode 403 “The Crossing”
Siddhartha Khosla for This Is Us: Episode 506 “Birth Mother”

OUTSTANDING MUSIC COMPOSITION FOR A LIMITED SERIES, MOVIE OR SPECIAL (ORIGINAL DRAMATIC SCORE)

 Carlos Rafael Rivera for The Queen’s Gambit: Episode 107 “End Game”
Jeff Russo for Fargo: Episode 409 “East/West”
Jeff Russo and Zoë Keating for Oslo
Nicholas Britell for The Underground Railroad: Episode 102 “Chapter 2: South Carolina”
Christophe Beck for WandaVision: Episode 108 “Previously On”

OUTSTANDING MUSIC COMPOSITION FOR A DOCUMENTARY SERIES OR SPECIAL (ORIGINAL DRAMATIC SCORE)

 Steven Price for David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet
Michael Abels for Allen v. Farrow: Episode # “Episode 4”
Kathryn Bostic for American Masters: Episode # “Amy Tan: Unintended Memoir”
Mark Crawford for The Social Dilemma
Bradford Marsalis for Tulsa Burning: The 1921 Rage Massacre

OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL MAIN TITLE THEME MUSIC

Main Title (The Flight Attendant)’
Performed by Blake Neely
Featured in The Flight Attendant, HBO

‘Ted Lasso Theme’
Performed by Marcus Mumford and Tom Howe
Featured in Ted Lasso, Apple TV+

‘Bridgerton Main Title’
Performed by Kris Bowers and Michael Dean Parsons
Featured in Bridgerton, Netflix

‘WandaVision Main Title’
Performed by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez
Featured in WandaVision, Disney+

‘Allen v. Farrow Main Title’
Performed by Michael Abels
Featured in Allen v. Farrow, HBO

OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL MUSIC AND LYRICS

  ‘Agatha All Along’
Performed by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez featuring Kathryn Hahn, Eric Bradley, Greg Whipple, Jasper Randall, and Gerald White
Featured in WandaVision: Episode 107 “Breaking The Fourth Wall”
Music and lyrics by: Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez

‘Comedy’
Performed by Bo Burnham
Featured in Bo Burnham: Inside
Music and lyrics by: Bo Burnham

‘The End Titles’
Performed by Marc Shaiman
Featured in Soundtrack Of Our Lives
Music and lyrics by: Marc Shaiman

‘Never Truly Vanish’
Performed by Erin Moriarty
Featured in The Boys: Episode 201 “The Big Ride”
Music and lyrics by: Christopher Lennertz
Lyrics by: Michael Saltzman

​’I Can’t Remember Love’
Performed by Anna Hauss, Robert Wienröder, and William Horberg
Featured in The Queen’s Gambit: Episode 106 “Adjournment”
Music by: Anna Hauss and Robert Wienröder
Lyrics by: William Horberg

​’Crimson Love’
Performed by Cast of Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist, Felix Mallard, and Andrew Leeds
Featured in Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist: Episode 208 “Zoey’s Extraordinary Birthday”
Music by: Harvey Mason Jr. and Andrew Hey
Lyrics by: Austin Winsberg and Lindsey Rosin

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