Guild of Music Supervisors Awards: 'A Star Is Born,' 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Among Nominees

8:30 AM 1/10/2019

by Lars Brandle, Billboard

The awards, which will be handed out Feb. 13, recognize the highest achievements in music supervision and exemplary work in 18 categories across movies, television, games, advertising and trailers.

'A Star Is Born' (left) and 'Bohemian Rhapsody'
'A Star Is Born' (left) and 'Bohemian Rhapsody'
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures; Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox

The awards season is just heating up for A Star Is Born and Bohemian Rhapsody, which have earned nominations for next month's Guild of Music Supervisors Awards.

The gala, now in its ninth year, recognizes the highest achievements in music supervision and exemplary work in 18 categories across movies, television, games, advertising and trailers.

"It has been a tremendous year for music-driven projects, and music supervisors have been at the forefront of some of this year's most exciting work," said Thomas Golubic, president of the Guild of Music Supervisors. "We are very excited to honor our nominees for their dynamic and innovative contributions to narrative storytelling in film, television, ads, promos, trailers and games. It's going to be a fantastic show."

A Star Is Born and Bohemian Rhapsody are on an awards-season roll. Earlier this week, the films each collected seven nominations for the BAFTA Awards and both won hardware at the Golden Globes: Bohemian Rhapsody collected honors for best motion picture drama and its lead Rami Malik claimed best actor for his portrayal of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury. The song "Shallow" from A Star Is Born won best original song for Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando and Andrew Wyatt.

Also during the guild's awards gala, King Princess, the rising singer and songwriter who is the first artist signed to Mark Ronson's label, Zelig Records, will perform as the guild's "spotlight artist," while industry legend Joel Sill will be bestowed with the organization's prestigious Legacy Award for his creative contribution to music in film. Sill's body of work includes the classics Forrest Gump, The Goonies, Blade Runner and The Color Purple.

The awards will be handed out Wednesday, Feb. 13, at the Theatre at Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles.

A full list of nominees follows.

  • Best Music Supervision for Films Budgeted Over $25 Million

    'Black Panther'
    'Black Panther'
    Courtesy of Marvel Studios

    Julia Michels and Julianne Jordan - A Star is Born
    Dave Jordan - Black Panther
    Becky Bentham - Bohemian Rhapsody
    Michael Higham and Paul Gemignani - Mary Poppins Returns
    Wende Crowley - Peter Rabbit

  • Best Music Supervision for Films Budgeted Under $25 Million

    'The Hate U Give'
    'The Hate U Give'
    Courtesy of Erika Doss/Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

    Howard Paar - Can You Ever Forgive Me?
    Buck Damon - Dumplin'
    Tom Wolfe and Manish Raval - Green Book
    Season Kent - Love, Simon
    Season Kent - The Hate U Give

  • Best Music Supervision for Films Budgeted Under $10 Million

    'Vox Lux'
    'Vox Lux'

    Michael Hill - How to Talk to Girls at Parties
    Kevin Edelman and Ben Sokoler - I Can Only Imagine
    Howard Paar - Private Life
    Margaret Yen and Alison Litton - Vox Lux

  • Best Music Supervision for Films Budgeted Under $5 Million

    'Eighth Grade'
    'Eighth Grade'
    Courtesy of A24

    Joel C. High - Armed
    Jonathan McHugh - Blindspotting
    Joe Rudge - Eighth Grade
    Joe Rudge and Chris Swanson - Hearts Beat Loud
    Joseph Miller - Izzy Gets The F*ck Across Town

  • Best Song/Recording Created for a Film

    'Mary Poppins Returns'
    'Mary Poppins Returns'
    Courtesy of Disney

    "All The Stars"
    Performed by Kendrick Lamar, SZA
    Written by Kendrick Lamar, Anthony Tiffith, Mark Anthony Spears, Alexander William Shuckburgh, Solana Rowe
    Black Panther (Marvel)
    Music Supervisor: Dave Jordan
     
    "Girl in the Movies"
    Performed by Dolly Parton
    Written by Dolly Parton and Linda Perry
    Dumplin' (Netflix)
    Music Supervisor: Buck Damon
     
    "Shallow"
    Performed by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper
    Written by Stefani Germanotta, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando,
    Andrew Wyatt
    A Star is Born (Warner Bros. Pictures)
    Music Supervisor: Julia Michels and Julianne Jordan
     
    "Sunflower"
    Performed by Post Malone and Swae Lee
    Written by Khalif Brown, Louis Bell, Austin Post, William Walsh,
    Carter Lang, Carl Rosen
    Spider Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Sony Pictures)
    Music Supervisor: Kier Lehman

    "Trip a Little Light Fantastic"
    Performed by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Emily Blunt, Tarik Frimpong, Pixie Davies, Joel Dawson, Nathanael Saleh, Leeries
    Written by Scott Whittman and Marc Shaiman
    Mary Poppins Returns (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
    Music Supervisor: Michael Higham and Paul Gemignani

  • Best Music Supervision for a Documentary

    'Whitney'
    'Whitney'
    Courtesy of the Estate of Whitney E. Houston

    Bree Winwood and Gary Welch - Whitney (Roadside Attractions, Miramax, Altitude Film Distribution)
    Dan Wilcox - The Public Image Is Rotten (Abramorama)
    Evyen Klean and Jennifer Reeve - Elvis Presley: The Searcher (Sony Pictures Television and HBO)
    Michelle Johnson and Thomas Golubić - Seeing Allred (Netflix)
    Liz Gallacher - Studio 54 (Zeitgeist)

  • Best Music Supervision in a Television Drama

    'Pose'
    'Pose'
    JoJo Whilden/FX

    Season Kent - 13 Reasons Why (Netflix - Season 2)
    Thomas Golubić and Yvette Metoyer - Halt and Catch Fire (AMC - Season 4)
    Rick Clark - Hap and Leonard (SundanceTV - Season 3)
    Amanda Krieg Thomas and Alexis Martin Woodall - Pose (FX - Season 1)
    Jennifer Pyken - This Is Us (NBC - Season 2)

  • Best Music Supervision in a Television Comedy/Musical

    'Insecure'
    'Insecure'
    Merie W. Wallace/HBO

    Morgan Rhodes - Dear White People (Netflix - Season 2)
    Matt Biffa - The End of the F***ing World (Netflix - Season 1)
    Tiffany Anders - Everything Sucks! (Netflix - Season 1)
    Kier Lehman - Insecure (HBO - Season 3)
    Robin Urdang - The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon - Season 1)

  • Best Music Supervision in a Docuseries or Reality Television

    'The Voice'
    'The Voice'
    Trae Patton/NBC

    Robin Kaye - American Idol (ABC - Season 1)
    Aminé Ramer - Flint Town (Netflix - Season 1)
    Evyen Klean - Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus (Cinemax - Season 1)
    Jon Ernst - Music City (CMT - Season 1)
    Clyde Lieberman & Jill Meyers - The Voice (NBC - Season 14)

  • Best Music Supervision in a Television Limited Series or Movie

    'To All the Boys I've Loved Before'
    'To All the Boys I've Loved Before'
    Courtesy of Netflix

    Amanda Krieg Thomas - The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (FX)
    Ben Sokoler - Roxanne Roxanne (Netflix)
    Susan Jacobs - Sharp Objects (HBO)
    Jonathan Watkins - Sierra Burgess Is a Loser (Netflix)
    Lindsay Wolfington & Laura Webb - To All the Boys I've Loved Before (Netflix)

  • Best Song/Recording Created for Television

    'Black-ish'
    'Black-ish'
    Ron Tom/ABC

    "Drive"
    Performed by Aimee Mann
    Written by Ric Ocasek
    The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (FX)
    Episode 204 “House By the Lake”
    Music Supervisor: Amanda Krieg Thomas

    "Juneteenth"
    Performed by the Cast of Black-ish
    Written by Aloe Blacc, Peter Saji, Derek Watkins, Faune Watkins, Hilton Wright
    Black-ish (ABC)
    Episode 401 “Juneteenth”
    Music Supervisor: Gabe Hilfer
     
    "Sunflower"
    Performed by Shannon Purser
    Written by Lindsey Beer, Bram Inscore, Brett McLaughlin, Troye Sivan, Allie X
    Sierra Burgess Is a Loser (Netflix)
    Music Supervisor: Jonathan Watkins
     
    "The Glow"
    Performed by Victoria Monet
    Written by Willie Hutch
    Insecure (HBO)
    Episode 308 “Ghost-Like”
    Music Supervisor: Kier Lehman
     
    "Trapped"
    Performed by the Empire Cast (Feat. Jussie Smollett & Yazz)
    Written by Timothy Clayton, James David Washington
    Empire (Fox)
    Episode 409 “Slave to Memory”
    Music Supervisor: Jen Ross

  • Best Music Supervision in a Film Trailer

    'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse'
    'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse'
    Sony Pictures Animation

    Bobby Gumm (Trailer Park) - Godzilla: King Of Monsters
    Sanaz Lavaedian (mOcean) - Avengers: Infinity War
    Marcy Bulkeley & Stephanie Koury (Wild Card AV) - Dumbo
    Marcy Bulkeley & Stephanie Koury (Wild Card AV) - Widows
    Jordan Silverberg (Transit) - Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Trailer 1)

  • Best Music Supervision in a Television Promo

    'Maniac'
    'Maniac'
    Courtesy of Netflix

    Brian Murphy (BOND) - Maniac Official Trailer
    Brian Murphy (BOND) - Maniac Teaser
    Bobby Gumm (Trailer Park) - Castle Rock
    Dave Newman, Sabrina Del Priore, Terry Monigue (Viacom) - Rest In Power: The Trayvon Martin Story
    Michael Sherwood (Big Picture) - Pine Gap

  • Best Sync in Advertising

    Mike Ladman (Droga5) - Power To Wonder - Google Pixel
    David Taylor, Scott McDaniel, Jonathan Wellbelove (Apple) - A Little Company - Apple
    David Taylor, Peymon Maskan, Josh Marcy, Jessie F Kalikow (Media Arts Lab) - Welcome Home - Apple
    Chase Butters & Eryk Rich (Deutsch) - America - Volkswagen
    Jennie Armon, Matt Nelson, Adam Weiss (Found Objects Music Production) - Night Sight - Google Pixel

  • Best Original Composition in Advertising

    JT Griffith (Nike) - Air Moves You - Nike
    David Taylor, Scott McDaniel, Jonathan Wellbelove (Apple) - Unlock - Apple
    David Taylor, Peymon Maskan, Josh Marcy, Jessie F Kalikow (Media Arts Lab) - Share Your Gifts - Apple
    Mike Ladman (Droga5) - Mama Said Knock You Out - Chase

  • Best Music Supervision in a Video Game

    'Red Dead Redemption 2'
    'Red Dead Redemption 2'
    Courtesy of Rockstar

    Daniel Koestner - Donut County (Annapurna)
    Bénédicte Ouimet - Far Cry 5 (Ubisoft)
    Cybele Pettus, Raphaella Lima, Steve Schnur - FIFA 19 (Electronic Arts Inc.)
    Maya Halfon Cordova, Kyle Hopkins - Forza Horizon 4 - (Microsoft)
    Ivan Pavlovich - Red Dead Redemption 2 (Rockstar Games)