Emmys 2022: Stranger Things Wins Best Music Supervision

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Emmys 2022: Stranger Things Wins Best Music Supervision

The series that took Kate Bush’s “Running Up That Hill” to unexpected new heights picks up the win

Sadie Sink as Max Mayfield in Stranger Things. Courtesy of Netflix © 2022

Sadie Sink as Max Mayfield in Stranger Things (courtesy of Netflix © 2022)

Stranger Things has won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Supervision at the 2022 Creative Arts Emmy Awards. Series music supervisor Nora Felder won the award for the episode “Chapter Four: Dear Billy,” which includes Kate Bush’s “Running Up That Hill.” The song surged in popularity this summer and was featured as a motif throughout the fourth season of Stranger Things. It was the favorite song of Max Mayfield, who was played by Sadie Sink.

It’s the fourth time Stranger Things was nominated for the award and the first time the show has won. Previous series that have won the award include I May Destroy You, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and Big Little Lies. Other nominees for Music Supervision this year included Euphoria, Better Call Saul, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and Ozark.

Other winners at tonight’s Creative Arts Emmy Awards include the Schmigadoon! song “Corn Puddin’,” which won Outstanding Music and Lyrics over Zendaya’s Euphoria song “I’m Tired.” The White Lotus won Outstanding Music Composition for a Limited or Anthology Series, Movie or Special, as well as Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music. Severance won Outstanding Music Composition for a Series.

During yesterday’s ceremony, Emmys were awarded to The Beatles: Get Back, Adele: One Night Only, and Dr. Dre’s Super Bowl Halftime Show.

Bush has issued a number of (typically rare) statements on the renewed success of the single, which shot to the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the first time and reached No. 1 on the UK singles chart. The show also served as a resurgence in popularity for Metallica’s “Master of Puppets.”

Read about “Running Up That Hill” in Pitchfork’s feature about the 2022 song of the summer, and follow all of Pitchfork’s coverage of the 2022 Emmy Awards.

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