The Television Academy revealed the nominees for the 72nd Emmy Awards on Tuesday morning. The 72nd edition fo the annual Primetime Emmys award show will take place on Sunday, September 20th–likely in the form of a virtual event.
The music portion of Tuesday’s nomination announcement included Kamasi Washington, who was nominated in the “Outstanding Music Composition For A Documentary Series Or Special (Original Dramatic Score)” category for his work on Becoming, the new Netflix documentary on former First Lady Michelle Obama. Additionally, longtime collaborators in film and television and Nine Inch Nails bandmates Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross snagged a nomination for “Outstanding Original Music And Lyrics” for their work on HBO‘s 2019 Watchmen reboot. Their soundtrack for Watchmen was released in three separate volumes on 180g vinyl last December.
“It was such a pleasure and honor to work on Becoming. Michelle Obama is such an amazing person and this film gives a very unique insight to who she is, how she thinks, and the way she navigates the world,” Washington said about his involvement in the project earlier this year. “It’s truly inspiring to see! Working with the film’s incredible director Nadia Hallgren to create a musical palette to support this amazing piece was truly a blessing.”
If Reznor and Ross win an Emmy at this year’s event, the accolade will join their previous Golden Globe and Academy Award wins in “Best Original Score” for their work on The Social Network in 2011.
Click here for the full listing of 2020 Emmy nominees.