Pharrell Williams’ Year-Long Campaign from Oscars to Emmys to Grammys
Pharrell Williams hasn’t quit running … for the benefit of “Letter to My Godfather,” the first tune he composed for Netflix’s “The Black Godfather,” a narrative about unbelievable music chief Clarence Avant. Meeting all requirements for the Oscars as a film with a dramatic delivery, the Emmys as a Netflix creation and the Grammys as a work of music for visual media, it’s been on an honors crusade circuit since its June 2019 release.
Its venture started in lobbying for an Oscar, which included fall Q&As with Academy individuals; a presentation at the Nov. 3 Hollywood Film Awards, where Williams made that big appearance with a full ensemble; an early December appearance on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert”; trailed by a head of-the-year appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” All that advancement got the tune to the Academy Awards waitlist, yet when the designations were reported Jan. 13, its Oscar chances ended.
But the exertion didn’t stop there as Williams directed his concentration toward the Sept. 20 Emmys. Since the narrative gushed on Netflix (significant: it was delivered by Avant’s girl Nicole, spouse of Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos, who is presented above with Williams), “Letter to My Godfather” made sure about qualification for 2020 conflict. While battling as industry occasions was a nonstarter on account of the Covid pandemic, Williams stayed noticeable while moving his concentration to the Black Lives Matter development and “being an impetus for change.” On its legitimacy, “Letter to My Godfather” got a music and verses designation at the Emmys, however lost to Labrinth’s “We all” from “Euphoria.”
Next up: the Grammys, where Williams has maybe the most obvious opportunity at winning melody composed for visual media, seeing as Avant is an adored and significant figure in the business whose impact traverses six decades.
The Recording Academy is required to declare its 2021 chosen people in late November.