Guild of Music Supervisors Awards Unveils Nominees (THR Exclusive)

January 11, 2018




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'Beauty and the Beast' and 'This Is Us' are among those up for the awards, which will be handed out Feb. 8 in Los Angeles.


The Guild of Music Supervisors on Thursday unveiled the list of nominees for its eighth annual awards.


The awards will recognize outstanding music supervisors in 17 categories representing film, television, trailers, TV promos, advertising and video games.

This year's film nominees include Beauty and the Beast, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, The Greatest Showman, Pitch Perfect 3, Lady Bird, and Call Me by Your Name. The TV nominees include 13 Reasons Why, Big Little Lies, Girls, This Is Us, Master of None and Nashville. Film trailer nominations include Baby Driver, I, Tonya, Alien: Covenant, and Black Panther.

In addition to the awards, the event also will feature live music performances, including this year's featured GMS Spotlight Artist Yungblud, a Geffen recording artist from Northern England known for his dynamic high-energy performances.


Additionally, Becky Mancuso-Winding has been tapped to receive the guild's Legacy Award. Her credits range from Urban Cowboy — her first film — to Parenthood to Backdraft to Footloose.

The ceremony is set for Thursday, Feb. 8, at the Theatre at Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles.


"From music-intensive tentpole sequels and technically complicated musicals to elegantly navigated character dramas, the guild has highlighted the best music supervision in film this past year,” said Thomas Golubić, president of the Guild of Music Supervisors. "Our television nominees represent some of the most exciting music supervision work in this groundbreaking year of the art form. We are incredibly proud of the stellar creative achievements of music supervisors in this rich year of music in media. Our Feb. 8 awards will be a festive celebration of their laudable work."


The Guild of Music Supervisors is a nonprofit organization that was founded in 2010 with the goal of preserving and promoting the critical role of the music supervisor within all forms of media.


The organization also holds numerous educational and networking events throughout the year, including the annual State of Music in Media Conference, currently set for September 2018 on the USC campus.

More information can be found at, on Facebook and on Twitter.


A full list of nominees follows.


Best Music Supervision in a Television Drama

'13 Reasons Why'

Courtesy of Netflix


13 Reasons Why — Season 1 (Season Kent)

Better Call Saul — Season 3 (Thomas Golubić)

Good Behavior — Season 1 (Gabe Hilfer)

Good Girls Revolt — Season 1 (Gary Calamar)

This Is Us — Season 1 (Jennifer Pyken)


Best Music Supervision in a Television Comedy/Musical


Courtesy of Mark Levine/CMT



Girls — Season 6 (Manish Raval, Tom Wolfe & Jonathan Leahy)

I Love Dick — Season 1 (Bruce Gilbert)

Insecure — Season 2 (Kier Lehman)

Master of None — Season 2 (Zach Cowie & Kerri Drootin)

Nashville — Season 5 (Frankie Pine & Mandi Collier)


Best Music Supervision in a Docuseries or Reality Television

 'The Voice'

Trae Patton/NBC


Catfish: The TV Show — Season 6 (Sam Carlin)

So You Think You Can Dance — Season 14 (Nancy Severinsen)

The Defiant Ones — Season 1 (Deborah Mannis-Gardner)

The Voice — Season 12 (Clyde Lieberman & Jill Meyers)

World of Dance — Season 1 (Meryl Ginsberg)


Best Music Supervision in a Television Limited Series or Movie

'Big Little Lies'

Courtesy of HBO


Big Little Lies (Susan Jacobs)

Feud: Bette and Joan (PJ Bloom)

Shots Fired (Jabari Ali & John Houlihan)

Soundbreaking: Stories from the Cutting Edge of Recorded Music (Carter Little &

G. Marq Roswell)

Sun Records (Greg Cahn & Jonathan McHugh)


Best Song/Recording Created for Television


Courtesy of Justina Mintz/HBO


Title: “How Do We Get Back To Love"
Songwriters: Julia Michaels, Jack Antonoff
Artist: Julia Michaels
Program: Girls
Episode: #609 “Goodbye Tour”
Music Supervisors: Manish Raval, Tom Wolfe & Jonathan Leahy

Title: “Quicksand"
Songwriters: Solána Rowe, Dacoury Natche, Mickey De Grand IV
Artist: SZA
Program: Insecure
Episode: #208 “Hella Perspective” Music Supervisor: Kier Lehman

Title: “Sanctuary"
Songwriters: Jill Andrews, Gary Nicholson, Sarah Siskind
Artist: Nashville Cast (Feat. Charles Esten, Lennon Stella & Maisy Stella)
Program: Nashville
Episode: #510 “I’ll Fly Away”
Music Supervisors: Frankie Pine & Mandi Collier

Title: “Until You Find Me"
Songwriters: Dani Buncher, Scott Simons
Artist: Allison Scagliotti
Program: Stitchers
Episode: #3009 “Kill It Forward” Music Supervisor: Heather Guibert

Title: “We Can Always Come Back To This"
Songwriters: Siddhartha Khosla, Chris Pierce
Artist: Brian Tyree Henry version & Hannah Miller version
Program: This Is Us
Episode: #116 “Memphis”
Music Supervisor: Jennifer Pyken


Best Music Supervision in a Television Promo

 'Stranger Things'

Courtesy of Netflix


Bobby Gumm & Michael Paquette (Trailer Park)
Stranger Things Season 2


Chase Casanova (Mark Woolen)
Big Little Lies


Jordan Silverberg (Transit)
Narcos Season 3



Best Music Supervision for Trailers

 'Black Panther'



Heather Kreamer & Craig Thompson (Create)  

Black Panther Official Trailer


Omar Herrera (Disney) 

Black Panther Teaser Trailer


Naaman Snell 

I, Tonya


Marcy Bulkeley (Wild Card)

Alien: Covenant


Bobby Gumm (Trailer Park)

Baby Driver 


Best Music Supervision for Films Budgeted Over $25 Million

 'The Greatest Showman'

Niko Tavernise/Twentieth Century Fox


Music Supervisor: Matt Sullivan
Title: Beauty and the Beast


Music Supervisor: Dave Jordan
Title: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2


Music Supervisor: Julianne Jordan, Julia Michels
Title: Pitch Perfect 3


Music Supervisor: Benj Pasek, Justin Paul
Title: The Greatest Showman


Music Supervisor: Tom MacDougall
Title: Coco


Best Music Supervision for Films Budgeted Under $25 Million

 'The Star'


Music Supervisor: Angela Leus
Title: Girls Trip


Music Supervisor: Susan Jacobs, Jen Moss
Title: I, Tonya


Music Supervisor Name: Howard Paar
Title: How To Be A Latin Lover


Music Supervisor Name: Brian Ross, Michael Hill
Title: Lady Bird


Music Supervisor Name: Spring Aspers, Ron Fair
Title: The Star


Best Music Supervision for Films Budgeted Under $10 Million

'Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool'

Jay Maidment


Music Supervisor Name: Liz Gallacher
Title: War On Everyone


Music Supervisor Name: Howard Paar
Title: Before I Fall
Music Supervisor Name: Ian Neil
Title: Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool


Best Music Supervision for Films Budgeted Under $5 Million


'Call Me by Your Name'


Music Supervisor Name: Maggie Phillips
Title: Ingrid Goes West


Music Supervisor Name: Matthew Hearon-Smith
Title: The Florida Project


Music Supervisor Name: Robin Urdang
Title: Call Me By Your Name


Music Supervisor Name: Joe Rudge
Title: Patti Cake$


Music Supervisor Name: Howard Paar
Title: Fun Mom Dinner


Best Song/Recording Created for a Film


Courtesy of Netflix


Music Supervisor Name: Tom MacDougall
Movie Title: Coco
Song Title: “Remember Me”
Artist: Miguel ft Natalia Lafourcade
Writers: Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez


Music Supervisor Name: Benj Pasek, Justin Paul Movie
Movie Title: The Greatest Showman 
Song Title: "This Is Me"
Artist: Keala Settle
Writers: Benj Pasek, Justin Paul


Music Supervisor Name: Julianne Jordan
Movie Title: Ferdinand
Song Title: "Home"
Artist: Nick Jonas
Writers: Nick Jonas, Nick Monson, Justin Tranter


Music Supervisor Name: Robin Urdang
Movie Title: Call Me By Your Name 
Song Title: "Mystery of Love"
Artist: Sufjan Stevens
Writers: Sufjan Stevens


Music Supervisor Name: Evyen Klean and Jennifer Reeve.
Movie Title: Mudbound 
Song Title: "Mighty River"
Artist: Mary J. Blige
Writers: Mary J. Blige, Raphael Saadiq, Taura Stinson


Best Music Supervision for a Documentary


Courtesy of SXSW


Music Supervisor: Joel C. High
Film Title: G-Funk


Music Supervisor: Brooke Wentz
Film Title: Dolores


Music Supervisor: Steven Gizicki
Film Title: FRANCA: Chaos & Creation


Music Supervisor: Aminé Ramer & Andrea Von Foerster
Film Title: Charged


Music Supervisor: Gary Welch
Film Title: 12 Bars


Best Music Supervision in a Video Game

 'Life Is Strange: Before the Storm'


Call of Duty: WWII
Brandon Young & Katie Byam


Steve Schnur, Cybele Pettus & Raphaella Lima


Gran Turismo Sport
Alex Hackford & Duncan Smith


Life is Strange: Before The Storm
Ben Sumner & Glenn Herweijer


Madden NFL 18
Steve Schnur, Cybele Pettus & Raphaella Lima


Best Use of Music by a Brand

Apple iPhone X

Courtesy of Apple




Best Use of Music in a Single Advertising Spot


Apple - “Stroll” 
Peymon Maskan


Nike - "Skates” 
JT Griffith


Samsung - "I Love You"


Sonos - "From Heartbreak To Healing
Jonathan Wellbelove


Windex - "The Story of Lucy
Daniel Kuypers



Spotlight Artist































Yungblud (Interscope Records)


Legacy Award

Getty Images


Becky Mancuso-Winding



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