Guild of Music Supervisors Awards: The Complete Winners List

11:55 PM 2/16/2017

by THR staff

The awards were handed out Thursday night.

La La Land's' Opening Number Curtain-Raiser - Publicity-H 2016
Courtesy of Dale Robinette/Lionsgate



The seventh annual Guild of Music Supervisors Awards were handed out Thursday night at the Theatre at the Ace Hotel in Los Angeles.

The awards recognize outstanding music supervisors in 14 categories, representing movies, television, games and trailers.

Gary LeMel, the former president of music at Warner Bros. film studio, received the second Music Supervisors Legacy Award. During his 23 years at WB, LeMel worked on more than 500 films, including the Batman franchise, The Big Chill and The Bodyguard. Outgoing president of Walt Disney Music received the inaugural Music Supervisors Legacy Award last year.

A complete list of winners is below. 

  • Best Music Supervision for Films Budgeted Over $25 Million

    Steven Gizicki for La La Land (WINNER) 
    John Houlihan for Deadpool
    Jojo Villanueva for Sing
    Becky Bentham for Sing Street
    Julia Michels and Julianne Jordan for Trolls

  • Best Music Supervision for Films Budgeted Under $25 Million

    Chris Douridas for Captain Fantastic (WINNER)
    Julia Michels for Bad Moms
    Karen Elliott for Florence Foster Jenkins
    Linda Cohen and Zohran Kwame Mamdani for Queen of Katwe
    Gabe Hilfer for Sausage Party?

  • Best Music Supervision for Films Budgeted Under $10 Million

    Howard Paar for 20th Century Women (WINNER)
    Joel C. High for Boo! A Madea Halloween
    Jason Markey for Edge of Seventeen
    Dave Jordan and Jojo Villanueva for Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life
    Ed Gerrard for Miles Ahead

  • Best Music Supervision for Films Budgeted Under $5 Million

    Joel C. High for Of Mind and Music (WINNER)
    Robin Urdang for Elvis & Nixon
    Rob Lowry for The Intervention

  • Best Song/Recording Created for a Film

    “Can’t Stop The Feeling!” performed by Justin Timberlake (Trolls)
    Julia Michels and Julianne Jordan (Supervisors)
    Justin Timberlake, Max Martin, Karl Johan Schuster  (Songwriters)

    “City of Stars” performed by Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone (La La Land) (WINNER)
    Steven Gizicki (Supervisor)
    Justin Hurwitz, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul (Songwriters)

    “Drive It Like You Stole It” performed by Sing Street Cast (Sing Street)
    Becky Bentham (Supervisor)
    Gary Clark (Songwriter)

    “Heathens” performed by Twenty One Pilots (Suicide Squad)
    Season Kent and Gabe Hilfer (Supervisors)
    Tyler Joseph (Songwriter)

    “Just Like Fire” performed by P!nk (Alice Through The Looking Glass)
    Mitchell Leib and Kaylin Frank (Supervisors)
    Alecia Moore, Max Martin, Karl Johan Schuster, Oscar Holter (Songwriters)

  • Best Music Supervision in a Television Drama

    Nora Felder for Stranger Things (Season 1) (WINNER)
    Thomas GolubiC and Yvette Metoyer for Halt and Catch Fire (Season 3)  
    Heather Guibert for Rosewood (Season 1)
    Liza Richardson and Frank Palazzolo for The Leftovers (Season 2)
    Lindsay Wolfington for The Royals (Season 2)

  • Best Music Supervision in a Television Comedy

    Stephanie Diaz-Matos for The Get Down (Season 1) (WINNER)
    Jen Ross and Dave Jordan for Empire (Season 2)
    Manish Raval, Tom Wolfe, and Jonathan Leahy for Girls (Season 5)
    Kevin Edelman for Jane the Virgin (Season 2)
    Zach Cowie and Kerri Drootin for Master of None (Season 1)

  • Best Music Supervision in a Docuseries or Reality Television

    Clyde Lieberman and Jill Meyers for The Voice (Season 10) (WINNER)
    Meryl Ginsberg for America’s Got Talent (Season 11) 
    Robin Kaye for American Idol: The Farewell Season (Season 15)
    Carrie Hughes for Follow the Rules (Season 1)
    Matthew Hearon-Smith for Noisey (Season 1) 


  • Best Music Supervision in a Television Limited Series or Movie

    PJ Bloom for The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (WINNER)
    Madonna Wade-Reed for American Crime (Season 2)
    PJ Bloom for American Horror Story: Hotel
    Tony Scudellari for Mother, May I Sleep With Danger?

  • Best Song/Recording Created for Television

    “Powerful" performed by Jussie Smollett and Alicia Keys (Empire: Episode 210)
    Jen Ross and Dave Jordan (Supervisors)
    JR Rotem, Talay Riley, Alexander Izquierdo, Jussie Smollett (Songwriters)

    “Set Me Free” performed by Herizen Guardiola (Feat. Nile Rodgers & The Americanos) (The Get Down: Episode 105) (WINNER)
    Stephanie Diaz-Matos (Supervisor)
    Louie Rubio, Alexander Shultz, Raja Kumari, Baz Luhrmann, Elliott Wheeler(Songwriters)

    “Life On Mars” performed by Aurora (Girls: Episode 505)
    Manish Raval, Tom Wolfe, and Jonathan Leahy (Supervisors)
    David Bowie (Songwriter)

    “Does She Love" performed by Gabrielle Dennis (Rosewood: Episode 119)
    Heather Guibert (Supervisor)
    Gabriel Mann, Rebecca Kneubuhl, Jeannie Lurie (Songwriters)

    “Half Light" performed by Banners (The Royals: Episode 210)
    Lindsay Wolfington (Supervisor)
    Daniel Smith, Justin Parker (Songwriters)

  • Best Music Supervision for a Documentary

    Iain Cooke and Ian Neil for Oasis: Supersonic (WINNER)
    Mirna Maddox for The Tower
    Gary Welch for I Called Him Morgan
    Dan Wilcox for Gleason 
    Heather Kreamer for Where To Invade Next


  • Music Supervision for Trailers

    Lana Bui and Naaman Snell for Suicide Squad (Trailer #2 “Rhapsody”) (WINNER)
    Toddrick Spaulding for The Accountant (Teaser #1)
    Jordan Silverberg for The Lego Batman Movie (Teaser #1 “Batcave”)  
    Danny Exum for Kubo and the Two Strings (Trailer #1)
    Marcy Bulkeley for The Girl on The Train (Trailer #1) 

  • Music Supervision for Video Games

    Cybele Pettus for FIFA 17 (WINNER)
    Steve Schnur for Battlefield 1
    Brandon Young and Katie Byam for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
    Maya Halfon and Kyle Hopkins for Forza Horizon 3
    Jonathan Mayer and Scott Hanau for Uncharted 4

  • Best Use of Music by a Music House

    Sam Spiegel (Squeak-E Clean) for Kenzo The New Fragrance (WINNER)
    Ryan Wines (Marmoset) for Secret “Ladies Room”
    Ring The Alarm for Lincoln “Crafted”
    Peter Gannon (Walker) for Heinz "Weiner Stampede”
    Dawn Sutter Madell (Agoraphone) for Audi "Commander"
    Beth Urdang and Brienne Rose (Noiseracket) for Spotify “Moving”

  • Best Use of Music by a Brand

    Apple iPhone 7 "Dive" (WINNER)
    Nike “Unlimited Together”
    LG / HitRECord LG V20 "Everyday, Spectacular”