In what's believed to be a first, original music from an original cable
series captured multiple Grammy Awards Sunday night.
The theme music for Home Box Office's Six Feet Under, composed by
Thomas Newman, won a pair of Grammys for best instrumental composition and best
Six Feet Under deals with a Los Angeles-based family who runs a funeral
Although Newman's reverential and quirky theme (set to an opening title by
Digital Kitchen) was composed and performed in 2001 when the series premiered, a
soundtrack CD of music used on HBO's show was released last year, qualifying it
for Grammy eligibility.
Earlier, Newman was Oscar-nominated for his score on American Beauty,
which was also written by Six Feet creator and executive producer Alan
HBO premieres the third season of Six Feet Under Sunday night (March