Emmy Nominees for Music Programs include Elton John and Rihanna Specials

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Music-related films, mini-series, specials, and documentaries are well represented in the 2023 Emmy nominations – including projects like “Daisy Jones & the Six,” which were excluded by the music industry in real music categories but were successful almost everywhere. Another.

Actors who played famous musicians were successful. Michael Shannon and Jessica Chastain, who portrayed George Jones and Tammy Wynette in “George & Tammy,” were nominated for best actor and actress in a miniseries or film. Also in these categories, respectively, are Danielle Radcliffe, in her comic book return in the satirical title role in “Weird: The Al Yankovic Story” and Riley Keough in her more serious role as a fictional singer-songwriter in “Daisy Jones.” ”

Two projects about or directed by music stars are vying for an outstanding television movie: the aforementioned “Weird: The Al Yankovic Story” and its contrasting tone, “Dolly Parton’s Mountain Magic Christmas.”

Favorite music specials include Disney+’s “Elton John Live: Farewell From Dodger Stadium” and Fox’s “The Apple Music Super Bowl LVII Halftime Show Starring” Rihanna,” both were nominated for the exclusive variety show (live) and HBO Max’s “Lizzo: Live in Concert,” both for the exclusive variety show (prerecorded).

The Rihanna halftime presentation was also nominated for three more awards – outstanding musical direction, directing for a variety special, and production design for a variety special. The Elton special includes two more people—sound mixing and technical directing for a variety special. Rihanna received a total of five awards, including halftime special, directing, musical direction, technical direction/camera work, and production design for a variety special.

CBS’s “65. Annual Grammy Awards” are poised for three awards: outstanding production design, sound mixing, and lighting design/lighting direction for a special variety show.

“Encanto at the Hollywood Bowl” has been nominated four times for outstanding choreography, technical direction and camera work, production design, and lighting design/lighting direction for a special variety show. The “2022 Rock And Roll Hall of Fame Entrance Ceremony” also received two nominations for music direction and lighting design/direction.

The David Bowie documentary “Moonage Daydream” has six nominations: directing and writing for a documentary/non-fiction program, sound mixing for a mini-series or anthology series or film, sound editing and picture editing.

“The Weeknd Live At SoFi Stadium” received two nominations for technical director/camera work and lighting design/directing.

As noted in a previous story regarding specific music categories, the music directing nominations were split between “Library Of Congress Gershwin Popular Song Award: Joni Mitchell” (Greg Phillinganes), “The Oscars” (Rickey Minor), Rock Hall induction. special (Adam Blackstone), “Saturday Night Live” (sharing roles by Lenny Pickett, Leon Pendarvis and Eli Brueggemann), and a Rihanna halftime special (Omar Edwards).

No music-related program has garnered more love than “Daisy Jones,” with its nine nominations, but surprisingly, despite all the attention paid to the soundtrack, none of them featured an original song salute.

Click for the full list of nominations in the music composition and songwriting categories Here.

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