Composers for 'Stranger Things,' 'House of Cards,' 'Fargo' & More React to Emmy Nominations
publish date: 2017-07-13
Thursday’s (July 13) Emmy Awards nominations highlighted the work of several top composers and, for the first time, music supervisors, who got their own category this year.
reached out for reaction from a number of nominees, who revealed how they found out about their nod and what made their music stand out:
JEFF BEALOutstanding Music Composition for a Series: House of Cards “I was home getting ready to start my writing day when my publicist called me with this news. It sounds strange to say, having won an Emmy Award already for House of Cards, but I am incredibly surprised to be recognized with a nomination for Season 5. It just shows that people are still invested in the Underwoods, and I am genuinely proud to be along for the ride. For me, Season 5 was about the ascent of Claire Underwood and Frank’s secret self-immolation. This episode, [Chapter 63], was pivotal for both of these characters. I loved the way Claire becomes a fourth wall breaking character, and Frank seems increasingly paranoid -- this sense of lying, and breakdown of trust amongst every one in the West Wing, which now in today’s climate doesn’t feel so atypical.”