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Emmy music contenders

The tune talent behind the nominated shows

MUSIC COMPOSITION FOR SERIES (original dramatic score)

“Family Guy” (“Lois Kills Stewie”) • Fox • Fuzzy Door Prods. in association with Fox Television Animation Studios — Ronald Neal Jones, composer

“House” (“Guardian Angels”) • Fox • Universal Media Studios in association with Heel and Toe Films, Shore Z Prods. and Bad Hat Harry Prods. — music by Jon Ehrlich, Jason Derlatka

“Little People, Big World” (“Roloff Road Trip: Grand Canyon”) • TLC • Gay Rosenthal Prods. in association with TLC — Joey Newman, original music

“Lost” (“The Constant”) • ABC • ABC Studios — music by Michael Giacchiano

“Pushing Daisies” (“Pigeon”) • ABC • Living Dead Guy Prods., the Jinks/Cohen Co. in association with Warner Bros. Television — music by Jim Dooley

“The Simpsons” (“Treehouse of Horror XVIII”) • Fox • Gracie Films in association with 20th Century Fox — music by Alf Clausen

MUSIC COMPOSITION FOR MINISERIES, MOVIE OR SPECIAL (original dramatic score)

“Bernard and Doris” • HBO • Trigger Street Independent Prods. in association with Little Bird and Chicago Films and HBO Films — Alex Wurman, composer

“The Company” (“Night 1”) • TNT • Scott Free/John Callery Prods. in association with Sony Pictures Television — music by Jeff Beal

“John Adams” (“Independence”) • HBO • Playtone in association with HBO Films — Rob Lane, composer

“Masters of Science Fiction” (“Jerry Was a Man”) ABC • Reunion Pictures — Laura Karpman, composer

“Oprah Winfrey Presents: Mitch Albom’s For One More Day” • ABC • Harpo Films — Lennie Niehaus, composer

“Sense & Sensibility” (Masterpiece Theatre) • PBS • A BBC and WGBH/Boston co-production — Martin Phipps, composer

MUSIC DIRECTION

“80th Annual Academy Awards” • ABC • Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences — Bill Conti, music director

“Barry Manilow: Songs From the Seventies” • PBS • Stiletto Entertainment — Ron Walters, Jr., music director, conductor, keyboards

“Christmas in Washington” • TNT • the Stevens Co. — Ian Fraser, music director

“50th Annual Grammy Awards” • CBS • John Cossette Prods. / Ken Ehrlich Prods. — Rickey Minor, music director

“Movies Rock” • CBS • a Conde Nast Media Group prod. in association with Don Mischer Prods. — Steve Jordan, Mark Watters, music directors

ORIGINAL MUSIC AND LYRICS

“Disney Phineas and Ferb” (Song: “I Ain’t Got No Rhythm”) • Disney Channel • Walt Disney TV Animation in association with Disney Channel — music by Danny Jacob; written by Jeff “Swampy” Marsh, Robert F. Hughes, Martin Olson, Dan Povenmire

“Flight of the Conchords” (Song: “The Most Beautiful Girl (in the Room)”) • HBO • Dakota Pictures and Comedy Arts in association with HBO Entertainment — Bret McKenzie, Jemaine Clement, composers and lyricists

“Flight of the Conchords” (Song: “Inner City Pressure”) HBO • Dakota Pictures and Comedy Arts in association with HBO Entertainment — Bret McKenzie, Jemaine Clement, composers and lyricists; James Bobin, lyricist

“Jimmy Kimmel Live” (Song: “I’m F***ing Matt Damon”) • ABC • Jackhole Industries in association with ABC Studios — Sarah Silverman, Tony Baubirei, Wayne McClaucey, Sal Lacono, Dan Warner, writers-composers

“MADtv” (Song: “Sad Fitty Cent”) • Fox • Girl Group Co. — music and lyrics by Greg O’Connor, Jordan Peele, Jim Wise

ORIGINAL MAIN TITLE THEME MUSIC

“Canterbury’s Law” • Fox • Apostle in association with Sony Pictures Television — theme by Tree Adams

“Disney Phineas and Ferb” • Disney Channel • Walt Disney TV Animation in association with Disney Channel — main title theme by Carl Hill Williams, Michael Walker, Michael Culross Jr.

“Kid Nation” (Episode 101) • CBS • Forman Prods. — Jeff Lippencott, Mark T. Williams, series original music

“Pirate Master” (Episode 102) • CBS • Mark Burnett Prods. — Russ Landau, composer

“Saving Grace” (Pilot) • TNT • Fox Television Studios — main title theme by Eric “Everlast” Schrody

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