September 15, 2012

What Do You Think? Should GRAMMYs Rock These Emmy Categories?

Got to thinkin' after seeing the Creative & Tech Emmy Winners today...When it comes to being recognized by Emmy voters, the GRAMMY Awards always falls short -- yes, lighting or art direction and usually sound has a pretty good chance but it's never won the Outstanding Event Emmy...not in 55 years.  So this year, the telecast received one Emmy award at the Creative & Tech Emmys today -- but they had to share it.  Tying in this category (Art Director for Special), GRAMMYs have to share the win with the Tonys -- This seems like an Emmy Awards or Oscar Awards shoe-in with all the art directors they have as members ;) BUT same goes for the GRAMMYs on music categories -- Certainly seems it should at least get Oustanding Music Direction -- their members represent all of the genres that make it in the telecast -- arguably the best of the best as GRAMMY A-listers.  So why doesn't the GRAMMY Awards win more Emmys.  I'm sure it's not because they've had the same Exec Producer for 40 years...

Nonetheless, congrats to all of Today's winners (Go Kathy Bates for winning Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for Playing Charlie Sheen on Two and a Half Men -- that so rocks!)

Outstanding Music Direction
The Kennedy Center Honors (CBS) – Rob Berman, Music Director; Rob Mathes, Music Director
Outstanding Music Composition for a series (original dramatic score)
Downton Abbey - “Episode 6″ (PBS) – John Lunn, Music by
Outstanding Music Composition for a Miniseries, movie or special 
Hemingway & Gellhorn (HBO) – Javier Navarrete, Composer
Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics
65th Annual Tony Awards (Song Title: “It’s Not Just For Gays Anymore”) (CBS) - Adam Schlesinger, Music by; David Javerbaum, Lyrics by
Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music
Page Eight (Masterpiece) (PBS) - Paul Englishby, Music by