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City Lights: Fall TV Music; 'Empty Rooms'; And More

Sep 18, 2017
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Updated at 12:38 p.m. Thursday

Power-and-blood fantasy saga "Game of Thrones" ruled the Emmy Award nominations Thursday with a leading 23 bids, including best drama, while a real-life epic of murder and celebrity, "The People v. O.J. Simpson," was close behind with 22 nods.

"Game of Thrones" gets the chance to win its second top Emmy, while "Veep," last year's top comedy winner, also will get another shot at holding office, and with 17 nominations was the comedy leader.

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In September, the Emmy Awards included a number of music-related categories for some of the more innovative programs on television.

 

The so-called “emerging media” category includes scores and soundtracks for shows seen on newer services like Netflix and Amazon Studios as well as cable stalwarts HBO and Showtime.

On “City Lights,” contributor Scott Stewart discussed the music of “emerging media” programming with producer Erin Wright.
 

Actress Viola Davis arrives at the 2015 HBO Primetime Emmy Awards after-party at Pacific Design Center on Sunday in West Hollywood, California. Davis won an Emmy for her role in ''How to Get Away With Murder.''
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Long-standing barriers fell at Sunday's Emmy Awards as Viola Davis became the first non-white actress to claim top drama acting honors, Jon Hamm finally won for "Mad Men," and "Game of Thrones" overcame Emmy anti-fantasy resistance to claim the top drama award.

An emotional Davis won for her portrayal of a ruthless lawyer in "How to Get Away With Murder."

"Mad Men" star Hamm claimed the best drama actor Emmy that eluded him seven times before. He bypassed the steps to the Emmy stage, scrambling onto it on his stomach.