In the 500-plus Emmy nominations in 123 categories announced on Tuesday, there was one recognition with a Minnesota connection:
Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis and Sheila E. are nominated for outstanding music direction for “Let’s Go Crazy: A Grammy Salute to Prince.”
It’s the first Emmy noms for all three, who received early career boosts from Prince.
They have some stiff competition in this category:
Adam Blackstone for Super Bowl LIV Halftime starring Jennifer Lopez and Shakira;
Rickey Minor for the Oscars;
Rickey Minor for the Kennedy Center Honors;
Lenny Pickett and Leon Pendarvis for “Saturday Night Live.”
Only one of the finalists, Minor, who was bandleader on “American Idol” and “The Tonight Show,” has won an Emmy -- for outstanding music direction in 2017 for “Taking the Stage: African American Music and Stories That Changed America.”
The Emmy Awards are scheduled for Sept. 20.