Snoop Dogg, one of the godfathers of West Coast hip-hop, received an Emmy nomination this morning for his role as host on VH1’s “Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party,” while Chance the Rapper, one of hip-hop’s brightest young stars, earned a nod in the original music and lyrics category for co-writing “Last Christmas,” a Run D.M.C.-inspired ditty featured in a 2016 episode of “Saturday Night Live.”
The two rappers are hardly the only pop acts nominated for television’s highest honor.
Adam Schlesinger, of the 1990s power-pop group Fountains of Wayne, earned a nod for original music and lyrics with “We Tapped That …,” a tune from the CW series “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.”
Michael Stein and Kyle Dixon, members of the Texas electro group Survive, are up for original main title theme for their music from Netflix’s “Stranger Things.”
And rapper Common, who won an Oscar two years ago for his song “Glory” from the movie “Selma,” was recognized in original music and lyrics for “Letter to the Free,” a track he composed with jazz musicians Robert Glasper and Karriem Riggins for Ava DuVernay’s Netflix documentary “13th.”
Pop music also figured prominently in the nominations for music supervision, a new Emmy category this year recognizing outstanding work by the people who select songs for use in television shows.
Among the nominees are Susan Jacobs for her work on HBO’s “Big Little Lies” (which featured a memorable application of “Harvest Moon” by Neil Young), Zach Cowie and Kerri Drootin for Netflix’s “Master of None” (in which they used songs by John Fahey and Frankie Knuckles) and the trio responsible for the music on HBO’s “Girls,” who found room in that series’ next-to-last episode for both Bert Jansch’s “Running From Home” and “23” by Mike Will Made It and Miley Cyrus.
Billy Eichner (Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times) Ann Dowd in "The Handmaid’s Tale." Ann Dowd, right, as Patti Levin in a scene with Amy Brennerman in the HBO series "The Leftovers." Reese Witherspoon, left, and Nicole Kidman of "Big Little Lies." (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)