Why isn't Treme Nominated for Any Music Emmys?
Good question, right?
Despite having a totally awesome soundtrack, David Simon’s HBO New Orleans drama Treme won’t be seeing any Emmys for music this year. According to Variety, this is because Television Academy officials said the show is ineligible in at least three music-related categories (Outstanding Main Title Theme Song, Music Direction and Outstanding Music Composition for a Series) and has yet to enter any others. Its theme song, John Boutte’s “Treme Song,” isn’t eligible because it was recorded for one of Boutte’s studio albums.
The Emmys do not have a category for musical supervision, though considering the efforts of Blake Leyh, the show’s supervisor, in organizing the music and guest performers for each episode, maybe it’s about time they did.
In the meantime, take a listen to the music Leyh and the talented musicians of Treme (and the ReBirth Brass Band) are making:
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