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Composer Ólafur Arnalds Receives Emmy Nomination

By Yelena

Ólafur Arnalds musician
Photo: Golli.

Icelandic composer Ólafur Arnalds has been nominated for an Emmy award for the theme song of TV series Defending Jacob. Ólafur was nominated in the category Outstanding Original Main Theme Title Music. The winners will be announced on September 20, 2020.

If he wins the Emmy, Ólafur would not be the first Icelandic composer to do so. Icelandic composer Hildur Guðnadóttir won the prestigious award last September for her music for the HBO miniseries Chernobyl. Icelanders have previously been nominated for Emmys in the categories of cinematography and directing.

The Defending Jacob theme can be heard below.

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