Guild of Music Supervisors Awards Unveils Nominees (Exclusive)

9:30 AM 1/11/2018

by Kimberly Nordyke

'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.

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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, andCall Me by Your Name. The TV nominees include13 Reasons Why, Big Little Lies, Girls, This Is Us, Master of None and Nashville. Film trailer nominations include Baby Driver, I, Tonya, Alien: Covenant, andBlack 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 toBackdraft toAir America.

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 Golubic?, 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 — Season 1 (Season Kent) (WINNER) 
    Better Call Saul — Season 3 (Thomas Golubic?)
    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

    Insecure — Season 2 (Kier Lehman) (WINNER) 
    Girls — Season 6 (Manish Raval, Tom Wolfe & Jonathan Leahy)
    I Love Dick — Season 1 (Bruce Gilbert)
    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 Defiant Ones — Season 1 (Deborah Mannis-Gardner) (WINNER) 
    Catfish: The TV Show — Season 6 (Sam Carlin)
    So You Think You Can Dance — Season 14 (Nancy Severinsen)
    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 (Susan Jacobs) (WINNER) 
    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

    Title: "Quicksand" (WINNER) 
    Songwriters: Solana Rowe, Dacoury Natche, Mickey De Grand IV
    Artist: SZA
    Program: Insecure
    Episode: #208 "Hella Perspective" Music Supervisor: Kier Lehman

    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: "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

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

    Chase Casanova (Mark Woolen)
    Big Little Lies

    Jordan Silverberg (Transit)
    Narcos Season 3

  • Best Music Supervision for Trailers

    Bobby Gumm (Trailer Park) (WINNER) 
    Baby Driver

    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

  • Best Music Supervision for Films Budgeted Over $25 Million

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

    Music Supervisor: Matt Sullivan
    Title: Beauty and the Beast

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

    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

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

    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: Spring Aspers, Ron Fair
    Title: The Star

  • Best Music Supervision for Films Budgeted Under $10 Million

    Music Supervisor Name: Howard Paar (WINNER) 
    Title: Before I Fall

    Music Supervisor Name: Liz Gallacher
    Title: War On Everyone

    Music Supervisor Name: Ian Neil
    Title: Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool

  • Best Music Supervision for Films Budgeted Under $5 Million

    Music Supervisor Name: Robin Urdang (WINNER) 
    Title: 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: Joe Rudge
    Title: Patti Cake$

    Music Supervisor Name: Howard Paar
    Title: Fun Mom Dinner

  • Best Song/Recording Created for a Film

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

    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: 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

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

    Music Supervisor: Brooke Wentz
    Film Title: Dolores

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

    Music Supervisor: Amine? Ramer & Andrea Von Foerster
    Film Title: Charged

    Music Supervisor: Gary Welch
    Film Title: 12 Bars

  • Best Music Supervision in a Video Game

    FIFA 18 (WINNER) 
    Steve Schnur, Cybele Pettus & Raphaella Lima

    Call of Duty: WWII
    Brandon Young & Katie Byam

    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 (WINNER) 

  • Best Use of Music in a Single Advertising Spot

    Apple - "Stroll" (WINNER) 
    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 (Geffen Records)

  • Legacy Award

    Becky Mancuso-Winding