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Guild of Music Supervisors Awards Unveils Nominees (THR Exclusive)


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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'

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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'

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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

FIFA 18 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

Apple GoPro Nike Orbit Samsung

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

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Becky Mancuso-Winding

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