See the Emmy Nominees for Outstanding Main Title Theme Music

This past weekend, the talented nominees of the Primetime Emmy Awards were announced, with nominations for popular shows like “Game of Thrones”, “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”, “Mr. Robot” and more. 

But on the tail end of the list are the awards that go to an aspect of TV that you may not often notice - the opening title sequence. Like judging a book by it's cover, many viewers may base their opinion of a TV show on how captivating the opening title sequence is. It introduces the characters, tone, and setting for the show you’re about to see, and here in America they’re often as short as 15 seconds long. That’s a lot of storytelling to do in such a short amount of time! At this point, one of the most famous title sequences is probably “Game of Thrones”, with it’s animated map that comes to life and corresponds with where characters are going in each episode. 

The nominees for Outstanding Main Title Theme Music are quite varied across the genres this year, from quirky to creepy. Netflix’s shows are taking up three spots on the list, along with titles from AMC, The CW, and ABC. Take a look at the nominees below:

Rachel Bloom & Adam Schlesinger for Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Victor Reyes for The Night Manager

Robert Duncan for The Whispers

Sean P. Callery for Marvel’s Jessica Jones

Rodrigo Amarante for Narcos

Johnny Klimek & Tom Tykwer for Sense8

Congratulations to all the nominees! Which do you think tops the list? Let us know in the comments below, and then tune in on September 10 and 11 for the 68th Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards to see the results.

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