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"It was a while ago that it aired, so there's a bit of a time delay, but I was very pleasantly surprised," Schlesinger tells Spinner. "David has won multiple Emmys, so I'm sure it's not such a big deal. Though," he adds. "I don't think he got one for a song before, so he's probably just as excited."
Schlesinger, who's currently busy with Tinted Windows, the pop rock supergroup he shares with Cheap Trick's Bun E. Carlos, Taylor Hanson of Hanson, and ex-Smashing Pumpkins guitarist James Iha, is no stranger to award nods either. So far, he's received Oscar, Tony (for the Broadway adaptation of John Waters' movie "Cry-Baby," which he also co-wrote with Javerbaum), Grammy and Golden Globe nominations.
"That's true, but I've never won any of these awards though. So it keeps me in check, keeps my ego properly deflated," he laughs. " No, I've been so lucky. I've worked on so many fun projects with smart and interesting people, and in a lot of different ways. That, to me, is really the motivation. Being involved in all these different things keeps things fresh."
See if Schlesinger can finally bring home the prize when the 61st Emmy Awards show airs September 20 on CBS.