By Alice O’Neill
Mark Snow will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences at a special Emmy concert event at UCLA’s Royce Hall, May 21st, 2014. Snow also will be conducting a medley of his scores, including music from The X-Files, at the event.
Snow is best known for scoring popular television series, including The X-Files, The Ghost Whisperer, Smallville, One Tree Hill, Kojak, Millennium, Pasadena, Dynasty, Falcon Crest, T.J. Hooker, Cagney & Lacey, Starsky & Hutch, Gemini, Family, and Hart to Hart. During the course of his prolific career, Snow has achieved the honor of being named the only ASCAP composer to receive the Most Performed Background Music award every year consecutively since its inception in 1985-86.
He has been nominated 14 times for Emmy Awards for his work on television series and television films, including Helter Skelter, Children of the Dust, Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All and Something About Amelia.
His TV career continues to grow with the hit CBS show Blue Bloods. Snow also scored the last three films for French director Alain Resnais, who recently passed away. Resnais’s last film, Vous N’Avez Encore Rien Vous, scored by Snow, had its premiere in France in February 2014. Snow previously received a César nomination for his first Resnais collaboration, Coeurs.