Awards

Academy Awards, USA

1980 Nominated
Oscar
Best Music, Original Song Score and Its Adaptation or Best Adaptation Score
Breaking Away (1979)

Primetime Emmy Awards

2002 Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Music Composition for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special (Dramatic Underscore)
We Were the Mulvaneys (2002)
2001 Won
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Music and Lyrics
Yesterday's Children (2000)
For the song song "A Dream That Only I Can Know".
1997 Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Music Composition for a Miniseries or a Special (Dramatic Underscore)
After Jimmy (1996)
1995 Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Individual Achievement in Music Composition for a Miniseries or a Special (Dramatic Underscore)
Kingfish: A Story of Huey P. Long (1995)
1994 Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Individual Achievement in Music and Lyrics
The Corpse Had a Familiar Face (1994)
Shared with:
For the song "Something Is Out There".
Outstanding Individual Achievement in Music Composition for a Miniseries or a Special (Dramatic Underscore)
Geronimo (1993)
1993 Won
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Individual Achievement in Music Composition for a Miniseries or a Special (Dramatic Underscore)
Jewels (1992)
For part I.
Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Individual Achievement in Music and Lyrics
Blind Spot (1993)
Shared with:
For the song "Good Things Grow".
1991 Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Achievement in Music Composition for a Miniseries or a Special (Dramatic Underscore)
Decoration Day (1990)
1990 Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Main Title Theme Music
FM (1989)
1989 Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Achievement in Music Composition for a Series (Dramatic Underscore)
Columbo (1971)
For episode "Murder, Smoke and Shadows (#8.2)".
1988 Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Achievement in Music Composition for a Series (Dramatic Underscore)
The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd (1987)
For episode "Here's Why You Shouldn't Get Too Attached to Your Cat".
1987 Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Achievement in Music Composition for a Series (Dramatic Underscore)
The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd (1987)
For episode "Here's Why You Should Never Wear High Heels to the Bank".
1985 Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Music Composition for a Limited Series or a Special
Seduced (1985)
1984 Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Achievement in Music Composition for a Series (Dramatic Underscore)
Mr. Smith (1983)
For episode "Mr. Smith Falls in Love".
1982 Won
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Achievement in Music Composition for a Limited Series or a Special (Dramatic Underscore)
The Princess and the Cabbie (1981)
Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Achievement in Music Composition for a Series (Dramatic Underscore)
Lou Grant (1977)
For episode "Hometown".
1981 Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Achievement in Music Composition for a Series (Dramatic Underscore)
Lou Grant (1977)
For episode "Stroke".
1980 Won
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Dramatic Underscore)
Lou Grant (1977)
For episode "Hollywood".
1979 Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Music Composition for a Series
Lou Grant (1977)
For episode "Prisoner".
1978 Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Achievement in Music Composition for a Series (Dramatic Underscore)
Columbo (1971)
For episode "Try and Catch Me (#7.1)".
1975 Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Achievement in Music Composition for a Series
The Streets of San Francisco (1972)
For episode "One Last Shot".

BMI Film & TV Awards

1997 Won
Richard Kirk Career Achievement Award

CableACE Awards

1995 Won
CableACE
Original Score
Geronimo (1993)
Nominated
CableACE
Original Score
Zelda (1993)
1995 Nominated
CableACE
Original Score
Kingfish: A Story of Huey P. Long (1995)

Online Film & Television Association

2000 Nominated
OFTA Television Award
Best Music in a Motion Picture or Miniseries
Jesus (1999)

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