The nominations for the 2020 Emmy Awards were announced yesterday (July 28). Among the nominees in the music categories are Trent Reznor, Beastie Boys, Kamasi Washington, RZA, and more.
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross picked up a nomination Outstanding Music Composition For a Limited Series, Movie or Special (Original Dramatic Score) as well as Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics for their work on HBO’s Watchmen. This would be Trent Reznor’s first Emmy, but the Nine Inch Nails frontman has already won an Academy Award and multiple Grammys.
Beastie Boys and director Spike Jonze also received two nominations for the documentary Beastie Boys Story: Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special and Outstanding Writing for a Nonfiction Program. In the Outstanding Music Composition for a Documentary Series or Special (Original Dramatic Score) category, Kamasi Washington was nominated for his work on Michelle Obama’s Becoming, competing against Mark Mothersbaugh’s Tiger King score among others.
In addition, Dawes’ Taylor Goldsmith picked up a nod for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics for his song ‘Memorized’ for This Is Us, while RZA, who wrote the theme for Wu-Tang: An American Saga, was nominated for Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music. In the Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Original Dramatic Score) category, Labrinth (Euphoria), Ludwig Göransson (The Mandalorian), and Nicholas Britell (Succession) are among the nominees.
The 2020 Emmy Awards will take place September 20th on ABC. Find the full list of nominations here.