HBO/Max’s The Last of Us and The White Lotus, Netflix’s Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities and Wednesday, Apple TV Plus’ Hello Tomorrow! and Prime Video’s The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power all were nominated for outstanding main titles on Wednesday as part of the 75th Annual Primetime Emmy nominations.

Plains of Yonder, which was nominated for HBO/Max’s The White Lotus last year, returns this year with not one, but two nominations: The White Lotus, which moved to Sicily, Italy from Maui for season two, and Prime Video’s The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power. The Lord of the Rings’ composer, Howard Shore, also was nominated for his main-titles score.

Main-title mainstay Elastic – and creative directors Andy Hall and Nadia Tzuo – made the list with HBO/Max’s rookie drama The Last of Us, which was this year’s second most-nominated show with 24.

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Another mainstay, Imaginary Forces, scored with the retro-future opening title sequence for Apple TV Plus’ Hello Tomorrow!

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The Mill got on the board with its intricate main titles for Netflix’s horror anthology series, Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities. That show’s composer, Holly Amber Church, also is nominated for outstanding original main-titles music.

Finally, Filmograph earned a spot with its gothic main titles for Netflix’s Wednesday, which was nominated for 12 Emmys on Wednesday, including outstanding comedy series. Wednesday’s composer, Danny Elfman, also earned two nominations for his recasting of the classic Adams Family theme song in the show’s score and main-title music.

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Also nominated for main-titles music are Nicholas Britell for Disney Plus’ Andor. That brings Britell’s nomination tally to three with nods for the scores of HBO/Max’s Succession as well Andor. While the main titles for Andor are straightforward, the Britell-penned music changed each episode.

Laura Karpman also is nominated for her bright theme for Disney Plus’ Ms. Marvel with main on end titles by Perception.

The 75th annual Primetime Emmy Awards are slated to air Monday, September 18 on Fox, but with the ongoing writers’ strike – and now the actors’ strike – they are likely to be delayed until the strikes conclude.

Below are the nominees for outstanding main title:

Netflix’s Guillermo Del Toro’s Cabinet Of Curiosities


Client: Netflix

Executive Creative Producer: Guillermo del Toro

Executive Producer: J. Miles Dale

Post Producer: Julie Lawrence

Production: The Mill

Director: Chet Hirsch

Creative Director: Mike Schaeffer

Senior Producer: Tanya Ferguson

Associate Producer: Claire Stiefel

VFX: The Mill

Creative Director: Chet Hirsch

Art Director: David Rowley

Concept Designer: Chet Hirsch

Designers: Akshay Tiwari, Chris Szeto, Michelle Mayer

Lead Animator: David Rowley

Modelers: Akshay Tiwari, Rakesh Maruthi Pujari, Sandeep Kumar Yadav

Apple TV Plus’ Hello Tomorrow!


Client: Apple TV Plus

Agency: Imaginary Forces

Creative Director: Ronnie Koff

Designer: Ronnie Koff

Editor: Lexi Gunvaldson

Animator: Christoph Gabathuler, Fernando Lazzari

Intern: Kaisey Mccallion

Compositor: Juan Monasterio

Producer: Steve Garfinkel

Coordinator: Spencer Ruehl, Nic Luong

HBO/Max’s The Last Of Us


Client: HBO

Design Studio: Elastic

Creative Director: Andy Hall & Nadia Tzuo

Production Coordinator: Hannah Rowswell

Head of CG: Kirk Shintani, Andy Wilkoff

Senior Producer/Head of Production: Paul Makowski

Executive Producer: Kate Berry

Managing Director: Jennifer Sofio Hall

Design & Lighting & Texture: Nadia Tzuo, Gryun Kim, Mike Zeng, Min Shi

Animation & Compositing: Gryun Kim, Lee Buckley, Nadia Tzuo

Camera & Layout: Nadia Tzuo

Houdini Dynamics: Jun Kim, Miguel Salek

Zbrush Modeler: Mike Dupree, Min Shi, Nadia Tzuo

Rigging: Jade Smrz, Alice Panek​​​​​​​

Editor: Rachel Fowler

Color Management: Andrew Young

Prime Video’s The Lord Of The Rings: The Rings Of Power


Client: Prime Video, Amazon Studios

Lead Studio: Plains of Yonder

Directors: Katrina Crawford & Mark Bashore

Creative Director: Anthony Vitagliano

Art Directors: Katrina Crawford, Anthony Vitagliano

Editor: Mark Bashore

Producers: Jennifer Senkler, Jon Derovan

Animation and Visual Effects Studio: Nexus Studio

Animation Director: Fernando Domínguez Cózar

Executive Producers: Laura Breaden, Colin Davis

Producer: Nicole López Naguil, Josephine Gallagher

Production Manager: Edith Chappey

VFX Supervisor: Germán Díez

Houdini Artist: Nico Domerego

Compositor: Alexandre Gaudiano, Chiara Feriani, Victori Jalabert, Stéphane Lugiery

Animator: Dylan White

VFX Editor: Mark van Heusden

3D Visual Effects Studio: Makmac

3D Art Director, Lead 3D Artist: Mauro Gimferrer

3D Artist: Marcos Coral, J.A Duran

Live Action: 37 Films

1st Assistant Director: Alex Pozuelo

Executive Producer: Héctor Bobo

Producer: Pilar de Andrés

Head of Production: Josué Corral

Executive Coordinator: Lucía Gonzalez

Production Manager: Alvaro Regalado

Production Coordinator: Belén Zauer

Runner: Ismael Vera, Antonio Gómez

VFX Assistant: Lucía Colom

DOP: Pablo Vallejo

Phantom Operator: Carlos Alvarez

Bolt Operator: Nicolás Alsina, Marc Debon

DIT: Vico Martín, Carlo Rho

Making of Operator: Carlos García Vidal

Gaffer: Javier Villareal

Spark / Studio Assistant: Robinson Berrio

Art Technical Advisor: Victor del Hoyo

Sand Artist: Jimena Aragoneses

On-Set Editor: Diego Falcone

Additional Visual Effects: The Key VFX

VFX Production Coordinator: Blanca Escudero, Silvia Cerrada Jiménez

Calligrapher: Daniel Reeve

Composer: Howard Shore

HBO/Max’s The White Lotus


Client: HBO/Max

Agency: Plains of Yonder

Directed By: Katrina Crawford, Mark Bashore

Illustrator: Lezio Lopes

Visual Effects & Animation: Cian McKenna

Still Photography: Dan McComb, Katrina Crawford

Editors: Mark Bashore, Katrina Crawford

Producer: Paul Williamson

Music: Cristobal Tapia de Veer & Kim Neundorf

Netflix’s Wednesday


Client: MGM Television / Netflix

Director: Tim Burton

Agency: Filmograph

Creative Director: Aaron Becker

Executive Producer: Seth Kleinberg

Producer: Troy Miller

Design: Joseph Ahn

Animation: James Ramirez, Lee Nelson, Hsien Lun Su

Modeling, Animation: Eric Keller

Special Thanks: Alfred Gough, Miles Millar, Andrew Mittman, Steve Stark, Natalie Testa, Nick Iannelli, Tommy Harper, Luca Rojas, Katherine Hul

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