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Awards will be Presented to the Best Music Supervisors in Categories Including Film, Television, Games, Trailers and Advertising. Films “Frozen,” “American Hustle,” “The Wolf of Wall Street,” “Gravity,” “Her,” Receive Nods; Television Nominees Include “Breaking Bad,” “Scandal,” “True Blood,” “Orange is the New Black,” “Behind the Candelabra,” and more.

The Guild of Music Supervisors announced its fourth annual awards event taking place on Wednesday, February 26, at Mack Sennett Studios in Hollywood. The awards will recognize outstanding Music Supervisors in 14 categories representing Motion Picture, Television, Games, Trailers and Advertising.

“We are honored to celebrate and recognize the work of these important music supervisors at our fourth annual awards event,” noted Guild of Music Supervisors President Maureen Crowe. “Music is an integral part to the success of motion pictures , television programs, films, advertising and games. It helps tell the stories and engages audiences. We look forward to our annual awards event, which places a spotlight on this important craft.”

Motion Pictures “Frozen,” “American Hustle,” “The Wolf of Wall Street,” “Gravity,” “Her,” “The Great Gatsby,” “Saving Mr. Banks,” “Inside Llewyn Davis,” are a sampling of films receiving nods. “Breaking Bad,” “Scandal,” “True Blood,” “Orange is the New Black,” “Behind the Candelabra,” “Girls,” “American Horror Story,” “Shameless,” “Nashville” and “Boardwalk Empire” are included in the television categories.

Brands Pepsi, Nike, Converse and Apple all received recognition as contenders in the advertising division. In the gaming category, Grand Theft Auto, Metal Gear Rising, Gran Turismo 6, FIFA 14 and NBA Live 14 were highlighted as nominees.

As the film community celebrates the 100 anniversary of Charlie Chaplin arriving in Hollywood to work on Mack Sennett silent films, The Guild of Music Supervisors has selected Mack Sennett Studios to host their awards to call attention the role of Music Supervision and existing music has contributed to the history of motion picture. As Irving Thalberg pointed out there has never been a silent movie industry, there’s always been music. The first sound picture, The Jazz Singer, featured both original and existing music in the film. During Oscar week, we focus on the role of music supervision has continued to contribute in all media storytelling with the hope that the Motion Picture Academy recognize this contribution.

Guild Awards: 14 categories, 77 nominees

Best Music Supervision in TELEVISION 5 categories: TV/Comedy. Drama, Long Form and Reality and Best Television Music department (33 nominees)
1) Best Music Supervision in Television Comedy or Musical

1. Californication – Nora Felder 2. Enlightened – Janet Lopez 3. Girls – Manish Raval & Tom Wolfe 4. Glee – P.J. Bloom 5. Nashville – Frankie Pine 6. Orange is The New Black – Bruce Gilbert 7. Shameless – Ann Kline 8. Smash – Jennifer Ross & JoJo Villanueva

2) Best Music Supervision in Television Drama

1. American Horror Story – P.J. Bloom 2. Boardwalk Empire – Randall Poster 3. Breaking Bad – Thomas Golubic 4. Parenthood – Liza Richardson 5. Reign – Madonna Wade-Reed 6. Scandal – Alexandra Patsavas 7. True Blood – Gary Calamar 8. The Vampire Diaries – Christopher Mollere

3) Best Music Supervision in Television Long Form and Movies

1. Behind the Candelabra – Evyen Klean 2. Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth – Janet Lopez 3. Remember Sunday – Andrea von Foerster 4. Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic – Amine Ramer 5. Sport in America: Our Defining Story – John Houlihan

4) Best Music Supervision in Reality Television

1. America’s Got Talent – Meryl Ginsberg 2. American Idol – Robin Kaye 3. Buckwild – Carrie Hughes 4. The Challenge: Rivals 2 – Jonathan Weiss 5. Keeping Up With the Kardashians – Jonathan Weiss 6. So You Think You Can Dance – Nancy Severinsen 7. Time of Death – Carrie Hughes 8. World of Jenks – Laura Webb

5) Best Television Studio Music Department (supervised independently and in house)

1. CBS Television Studios Samuel Diaz

  • Beauty And The Beast

  • Blue Bloods

  • CSI

  • Elementary

  • The Good Wife

  • Hawaii Five-0

  • The Millers

  • NCIS

  • NCIS: Los Angeles

  • Reign

  • Under The Dome

2. ABC Entertainment | Disney Channel ABC Entertainment Dawn Soler

  • Criminal Minds

  • Nashville

  • Once Upon A Time

  • Private Practice

  • Revenge

  • Scandal

ABC Cable Networks Disney Channel, Disney XD, & ABC Family: Steve Vincent

  • Austin & Ally

  • The Fosters

  • Melissa and Joey

  • Secret Life of the American Teenager

  • Shake it Up

  • Switched at Birth

  • Teen Beach Movie

  • Twisted

  • The Vineyard

3. Lionsgate Russell Zeicker

  • Anger Management

  • Mad Men

  • Nashville

  • Nurse Jackie

  • Orange is the New Black

4. NBCUniversal Chris Jackson, Alicen Schneider, Stacy Wallen McCarthy

  • Bates Motel

  • Being Human

  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine

  • Chicago Fire

  • Chicago PD

  • Countdown to the Red Carpet/Live from the Red Carpet 2013

  • Covert Affairs

  • Defiance

  • E! Specials: Jason Derulo, OneDirection, Selena Gomez, The Wanted

  • Grimm

  • How I Rock It

  • Law & Order: SVU

  • Parks & Recreation

  • Party On

  • Playing House

  • Pop Innovators:

  • Psych

  • Royal Pains

  • Suits

  • The Wanted Life

  • Warehouse 13

  • White Collar Brawlers

5. Sony TV Tony Scudellari

  • Anna Nicole Smith

  • The Big C

  • The Blacklist

  • Bonnie & Clyde

  • Breaking Bad

  • Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee

  • Community

  • Damages

  • Drop Dead Diva

  • The Goldbergs

  • Happy Endings

  • Helix

  • Justified

  • Lizzie Borden Took An Ax

  • Masters of Sex

  • Men at Work

  • Masters of Sex

  • Necessary Roughness

  • Rake

  • The Sing-Off

  • Unforgettable

Best Music Supervision in Motion Picture 5 categories: Documentary (new), Independent Under 10 million, Under 35 million, Over 35 million & Studio Music Department (22 nominees)
6. Documentary (new)

1. McConkey – Brooke Wentz 2. Muscle Shoals – Jill Meyers 3. The Short Game – Jonathan McHugh

7. Independent Motion Pictures Under 10M:

1. The Bling Ring – Brian Reitzell 2. Francis Ha – George Drakoulias 3. The Place Beyond The Pines – Gabe Hilfer 4. Thanks For Sharing – Robin Urdang 5. The Spectacular Now – Gabe Hilfer & Season Kent

8. Motion Picture Under 35M:

1. Inside Llewyn Davis – T Bone Burnett 2. Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa – Ben Hochstein 3. Peeples – Joel C High 4. Saving Mr. Banks – Matt Sullivan 5. Warm Bodies – Alex Patsavas

9. Motion Pictures Over 35M:

1. American Hustle – Susan Jacobs 2. The Great Gatsby – Anton Monsted 3. The Internship – Dave Jordan & Jojo Villanueva 4. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty – George Drakoulias 5. The Wolf Of Wall Street – Randall Poster

10. Best Film Studio Music Department

1. 20th Century Fox Epic, The Book Thief, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, The Way, Way Back, Black Nativity, The Heat

2. Universal About Time, The Best Man Holiday, Despicable Me 2, Fast & Furious 6, Identity Thief, Kick-Ass 2, Riddick, Rush

3.Walt Disney Studio Frozen, Iron Man 3, The Lone Ranger, Monsters University, Oz The Great and Powerful, Saving Mr. Banks, Thor: The Dark World

4. Warner Brothers Gravity, The Great Gatsby, Her, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Man of Steel

11. Best Music Supervision Games (5 nominees)

1. FIFA 14 – Electronic Arts Music Supervisors – EA Music Team

2. Grand Theft Auto V – Rockstar Games Music Supervisor – Ivan Pavlovich

3. Gran Turismo 6 – Sony Computer Entertainment Music Supervisor – Alex Hackford

4. Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance – Konami Music Supervisor – Jamie Christopherson

5. NBA LIVE 14 – Electronic Arts Music Supervisors – EA Music Team & MICK

12. Music Supervision in Advertising: Brand (4 nominees) (voting for body of work)

1. APPLE- Dave Taylor iPhone Christmas ad / Music: Cat Power

2. Converse – Jed Lewis Shoes are Boring, Wear Sneakers / Music: Black Lips Converse Rubber Tracks Austin / Music: Hanni El Kathib

3. Nike – JT Griffith Lebron James Ad “Training Day” / Music: Mike Will and John Legend Just Do It ad “Nike Possibilities” / Music: The Kills Nike Soccer / Golf Ad “Straight Down the Middle” / Music: Bing Crosby – “Straight Down the Middle”

4. Pepsi Inc – Javier Farfan Aquafina / Music: Austin Mahone Mountain Dew / Music: Crash Kings Pepsi / Music: Bruno Mars

13. Music Supervision in Advertising (5 nominees) (Music House and Agency, voting for body of work)

1. Chris Mazur (Oglivy) British Airways India / Music: Original British Airway Europe / Music: Original

2. Dave Rocco (Deutsche) Taco Bell “We Are Young” / Music: fun. Volkswagen / Music: Cat Power Volkswagen Passat / Music: Jim James

3. Jason Kramer (Elias) Mens Wearhouse / Music: The Heavy Nissan / Music: M.I.A.

4. Maxwell Gosling (Little Ears) Calvin Klein / Music: Olafur Arnalds + Original Music Cuervo / Music: Original Royal Enfield / Music: Original

5. Ryan Matthew Wines (Marmoset) JCPenney / Music: Divine Fits Microsoft / Original Portland Timbers Anthem/ Original

14. Best Music Supervision Trailers (8 nominees)

1. Captain America: The Winter Soldier Music Supervisors: Toddrick Spalding, Bobby Gumm, Michael Paquette

2. The Monuments Men Music Supervisor: Heather Kreamer for Create Advertising

3. Need For Speed Music Supervisor: Michael Sherwood

4. Noah Music Supervisor: Marcy Bulkeley

5. The Nut Job Music Supervisor: Vanessa Jorge Perry

6. Out of the Furnace Music Supervisor: Natalie Baartz for Ignition Creative

7. Saving Mr. Banks Music Supervisor: Maura Duval Griffin for Motive Creative

8. 300: Rise of An Empire Music Supervisor: Holly Hung for Mob Scene

The fourth annual Guild of Music Supervisors Awards is sponsored by Interscope, APM, BMG Audio Network, Megatrax, Ole, Music Box, Warner Chappell Production Music, TAXI, Killer Tracks, ABKCO, 19 Entertainment, SESAC, Harry Warren Entertainment, BMI and First Com.

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