The Television Academy and Society of Composers and Lyricists Hold Their Annual Emmy Nominee Reception

Posted on September 10, 2016 by Dan Goldwasser



The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and the Society of Composers and Lyricists (SCL) just held their annual reception honoring the Emmy nominees in the music and song categories. This year the festivities were held at Montage in Beverly Hills, and we’re pleased to bring you a little look at the shindig!

The nominees were announced to the assembled guests by Television Academy Governors Rickey Minor and Michael A. Levine, as well as SCL President Ashley Irwin.


SCL President Ashley Irwin and Television Academy Governors Rickey Minor and Michael A. Levine greet the crowd

All of the nominees in the category of "Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Original Dramatic Score)" were present: Chris Bacon (Bates Motel), Dunan Thum (Chef’s Table), Paul Leonard-Morgan (Limitless), Sean Callery (Minority Report), Mac Quayle (Mr. Robot), and Abel Korzeniowski (Penny Dreadful)


SCL President Ashley Irwin, Television Academy Governor Rickey Minor, Emmy nominee Chris Bacon (Bates Motel) and Television Academy Governor Michael A. Levine

SCL President Ashley Irwin, Television Academy Governor Rickey Minor, Emmy nominee Duncan Thum (Chef’s Table) and Television Academy Governor Michael A. Levine

Emmy nominated composer Paul Leonard-Morgan (Limitless) addresses the hotel guests looking down on the event

Emmy nominated composer Sean Callery (Minority Report) talks to the crowd

Television Academy Governor Rickey Minor, SCL President Ashley Irwin, nominated composer Mac Quayle (Mr. Robot) and Television Academy Governor Michael A. Levine

SCL President Ashley Irwin, nominee Abel Korzeniowski (Penny Dreadful) Television Academy Governor Rickey Minor, and Television Academy Governor Michael A. Levine

Only two nominees in the category of "Outstanding Music Direction" were in attendance: John Beasley (Jazz at the White House) and Rickey Minor Smithsonian Salutes Ray Charles: In Performance At The White House).


Television Academy Governor Rickey Minor, Emmy-nominated music director John Beasley (Jazz at the White House), SCL President Ashley Irwin, and Television Academy Governor Michael A. Levine

The nominees present in the category of "Outstanding Music Composition for a Limited Series, Movie or Special (Original
Dramatic Score)": Jeff Russo (Fargo), Jeff Beal (Jesse Stone: Lost In Paradise), and Martin Phipps (War & Peace).


Emmy-nominated composer David Lawrence (The Descendants) talks with the crowd

Emmy nominated composer Jeff Russo (Fargo) gives advice

Television Academy Governors Rickey Minor and Michael L. Levine, Emmy-nominated composer Jeff Beal (Jesse Stone: Lost in Paradise) and SCL President Ashley Irwin

In the category of "Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics" (aka songs), Adam Schlesinger came to represent the Crazy Ex-Girlfriend team, Riki Lindhome and Kate Micucci (Garfunkle and Oats: Trying to Be Special) charmed the crowd, and legendary songwriter Diane Warren (The Hunting Ground) gave everyone a laugh with her sassiness.


Television Academy Governor Rickey Minor, SCL President Ashley Irwin, Emmy-nominated songwriter Adam Schlesinger (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) and Television Academy Governor Michael L. Levine

Emmy-nominated songwriters Riki Lindhome and Kate Micucci (Garfunkle and Oats: Trying to Be Special) charm the reception

SCL President Ashley Irwin, Emmy-nominated songwriter Diane Warren (The Hunting Ground) Television Academy Governor Rickey Minor, and Television Academy Governor Michael A. Levine

Finally, in the category of "Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music", only two composers were present: Johnny Klimek (Sense8) and Rob Duncan (The Whispers).


Television Academy Governor Rickey Minor, SCL President Ashley Irwin, Emmy-nominated composer Johnny Klimek (Sense8) and Television Academy Governor Michael L. Levine

Best Main Title Emmy-nominated composer Robert Duncan (The Whispers) talks with the crowd

All of the nominees gather for a group photo

The Creative Arts Emmy Awards will take place over two nights, starting tonight, September 10, 2016, at the Microsoft Center in downtown Los Angeles. A special television broadcast will air on Sept. 17 at 8pm on FXX.

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