Emmy goes nuts over Rachel Bloom’s ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ ditty for Best Music and Lyrics

While CW’s tuneful sitcom “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” is no more after four seasons, it earned a parting gift by claiming a Creative Arts Emmy for the song “Antidepressants Are So Not a Big Deal,” written by star Rachel Bloom and fellow nominees Adam Schlesinger and Jack Dolgen. Schlesinger has been nominated for an Oscar for “That Thing You Do” from the Tom Hanks-directed film and he received a 2012 Emmy for Best Music And Lyrics for the song “It’s Not Just For Gays Anymore,” the opening number of the 65th Tony Awards  and a 2013 Emmy Award for Best Music And Lyrics for the song “If I Had Time,” the closing number of the 66th Tony telecast.

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Alas, that win denied Flight of the Conchords member Bret McKenzie one more step towards an EGOT for the composition “Father and Son” from their HBO special “Live in London.” He and fellow Conchord Jemaine Clement won a Grammy together for Best Comedy Album (“The Distant Future,” 2008). And McKenzie then went on to win an Oscar  for his original song, “Man or Muppet,” from the 2011 film “The Muppets.”

The “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” trio managed to beat out the likes of Sara Bareilles, Josh Groban and Shaina Taub for their Tony telecast tune, “This One’s for You,”  and “Saturday Night Live” trio Eli Brueggeman, Bryan Tucker and cast member Leslie Jones for their song, “Upper East Side.”

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