18 ASCAP Writers Shortlisted for 2018 Primetime Emmys

July 12, 2018

Penguins, superheroes and lively nonagenarians are just a few of the characters that benefited from the music of this year’s Emmy-nominated ASCAP writers.

In an announcement on the morning of July 12, the Television Academy shortlisted 18 ASCAP members and international affiliates for their exceptional work from June 1, 2017 through May 31, 2018. Among the nominees in the Outstanding Original Music And Lyrics category are former ASCAP President Marilyn Bergman and her husband Alan; the Bergmans have received four previous Emmys. Also in the running are Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, who - if they win - would become the youngest-ever winners of an EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony), and the fastest to complete the EGOT.

The 70th Emmy Awards will telecast live on Monday, September 17 (8PM ET) on NBC.The music categories will be aired as part of the Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremony, airing on Saturday, September 15 at 8:00 PM ET/PT on FXX.

Congratulations to all of our nominees:

Outstanding Music Composition For A Limited Series, Movie Or Special (Original Dramatic Score)

Cyrille Aufort (SACEM)
March of the Penguins 2: The Next Step

Daniel Pemberton (PRS)
USS Callister (Black Mirror)

Cristobal Tapia De Veer (SOCAN)
Crazy Diamond (Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams)

Outstanding Music Direction

Adam Blackstone
Super Bowl LII Halftime Show Starring Justin Timberlake

Gregg Field
Tony Bennett: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song

Davey Johnstone
Elton John: I'm Still Standing - A Grammy Salute

Harold Wheeler
The Oscars

Outstanding Original Music And Lyrics

Alan & Marilyn Bergman
If You're Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast • Song Title: “Just Getting Started”

Benj Pasek & Justin Paul
A Christmas Story Live! • Song Title: “In the Market for a Miracle”

Steve Martin
Steve Martin & Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life • Song Title: “The Buddy Song”

Chris Redd, Will Stephen & Kenan Thompson
Saturday Night Live • “Come Back Barack”

Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music

John Paesano
Marvel's The Defenders

Outstanding Music Supervision

Amy Sherman-Palladino & Daniel Palladino
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel


Read the full list of 2018 Emmy nominees here.