Music Supervisors Guild Awards: 'Jingle Jangle,' 'High Note' Among Nominees

Jingle Jangle
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The guild will honor Quincy Jones and founding president Maureen Crowe at its virtual event on April 11.

The Guild of Music Supervisors has announced the nominees for its 2021 awards celebrating achievement in music supervision in film, TV, games, advertising and trailers.

Jingle Jangle and The High Note each scored two nominations, with the former up for best music supervision for film budgeted over $25 million and the latter up for best music supervision for film budgeted under $25 million.

Both movies are up for best song written and/or recorded for a film with The High Note earning a nom for "Love Myself," which Tracee Ellis Ross performs, and Jingle Jangle earning a nom for "Make It Work," performed by Forest Whitaker and Anika Noni Rose.

Double nominees on the TV side include Watchmen and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Maisel is up for best music supervision, TV comedy or musical, and Watchmen is up for best music supervision, TV drama. And both are up for best song written and/or recorded for TV, with Maisel up for "One Less Angel" and Watchmen up for "The Way It Used to Be."

The guild previously revealed that Quincy Jones would receive the Icon Award at the virtual ceremony, set for April 11. Additionally, founding president Maureen Crowe will receive the organization's Legacy Award.

Crowe was the first female president of the Los Angeles chapter of the Recording Academy and national trustee, where she advocated for music supervisor voting rights and award status. In addition to bringing together leading music supervisors to create the guild, Crowe created the guild's awards and advocated for and secured membership in the music branch of the TV Academy, which led to the creation of the Emmy for best music supervision.

Crowe's work as a music supervisor includes an instrumental role on Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner's The Bodyguard, which is the best-selling soundtrack album of all time. She also worked as a music supervisor on Newsies, Wayne's World, True Romance and Chicago, among other titles and is a member of the film, tv and recording academies.

A complete list of this year's nominees follows.


Best Music Supervision for Film Budgeted Over $25 Million
Jonathan Leahy - Bill & Ted Face The Music
Becky Bentham – Eurovision
Julia Michels - Jingle Jangle
Tom MacDougall - Soul
Angela Leus (uncredited) - Trolls World Tour

Best Music Supervision for Film Budgeted Under $25 Million
Season Kent - Happiest Season
Linda Cohen - The High Note
Dan Wilcox - I’m Your Woman
Kevin Edelman - I Still Believe
Dawn Sutter Madell - Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Best Music Supervision for Film Budgeted Under $10 Million
Tracy McKnight - The Half Of It
Liz Gallacher - Military Wives
Robin Urdang - Palm Springs
Susan Jacobs - Promising Young Woman

Best Music Supervision for Film Budgeted Under $5 Million
Jessica Moore - Babyteeth
Greg Danylyshyn - Burden
Dondrea Erauw, Michael Perlmutter - The Cuban
Joe Rodríguez & Javier Nuño - I’m No Longer Here (Ya No Estoy Aquí)
Adèle Ho, Graham Kurzner - Yellow Rose

Best Song Written and/or Recorded for a Film
“Turntables” from All In: The Fight for Democracy
Writer: George “George 2.0” A. Peters II, Janelle “Django Jane” Monáe, Nathaniel Irvin III
Performed By: Janelle Monáe
Music Supervisor: Andrew Gross

“Love Myself” from The High Note
Writer: Greg Kurstin, Sarah Aarons
Performed By: Tracee Ellis Ross
Music Supervisor: Linda Cohen

“Make It Work” from Jingle Jangle
Writer: John Stephens
Performed By: Forest Whitaker, Anika Noni Rose
Music Supervisor: Julia Micheals

“Carried Me with You” from Onward
Writer: Brandi Carlile, Phil Hanseroth, Tim Hanseroth
Performed By: Brandi Carlile
Music Supervisor: Tom MacDougall

“Hear My Voice” from The Trial of Chicago 7
Writer: Celeste Waite, Daniel Pemberton
Performed By: Celeste
Music Supervisor: Peter Afterman, Alison Litton

Best Music Supervision for a Documentary
Liz Gallacher - Belushi
Aminé Ramer - Crip Camp
Ian Neil - Crock of Gold: A Few Rounds With Shane MacGowan
Chris Robertson - Jimmy Carter Rock & Roll President
Ed Gerrard - Mr. Soul!

Best Music Supervision in a Docuseries
Jon Ernst - Cheer
Willa Yudell - Helter Skelter: An American Myth
Rudy Chung - The Last Dance
Dan Wilcox - Street Food: Latin America


Best Music Supervision - Television Comedy or Musical
Andrea von Foerster – Daybreak – Season 1
Manish Raval, Alison Rosenfeld, Tom Wolfe – High Fidelity – Season 1
Kier Lehman – Insecure – Season 4
Robin Urdang – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel – Season 3
Matt Biffa – Sex Education – Season 2

Best Music Supervision - Reality Television
Robin Kaye, Ashley Viergever – American Idol – Season 4
Cathy Duncan – America’s Most Musical Family – Season 1
Matthew Hearon-Smith – Legendary – Season 1
Meryl Ginsberg – The Masked Singer – Season 3

Best Music Supervision - Television Drama
Ashley Neumeister – American Soul – Season 2
Thomas Golubić – Better Call Saul – Season 5
Amanda Krieg Thomas, Alexis Martin Woodall, Ryan Murphy – Hollywood – Season 1
Sarah Bromberg, Stephanie Diaz-Matos – P-Valley – Season 1
Liza Richardson – Watchmen – Season 1

Best Music Supervision - Television Movie
Mandi Collier, Frankie Pine – Patsy & Loretta
Liz Gallacher – The Sleepover
Marius de Vries – Stargirl
Warren Fischer, Laura Webb, Lindsay Wolfington – To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You

Best Song Written and/or Recorded for Television
Title: “Build It Up”
Songwriter: Ingrid Michaelson
Artist: Ingrid Michaelson
Program: Little Fires Everywhere
Episode: #108 “Find a Way”
Music Supervisor: Mary Ramos

Title: “Memorized”
Songwriters: Taylor Goldsmith, Siddhartha Khosla
Artist: Blake Stadnik
Program: This Is Us
Episode: #401 “Strangers”
Music Supervisors: Manish Raval, Tom Wolfe

Title: “One Less Angel”
Songwriters: Thomas Mizer, Curtis Moore
Artist: Darius de Haas
Program: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Episode: #301 “Strike Up the Band”
Music Supervisor: Robin Urdang

Title: “The Way It Used to Be”
Songwriters: Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross
Artists: Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
Program: Watchmen
Episode: #106 “This Extraordinary Being”
Music Supervisor: Liza Richardson

Title: “The Whole of the Moon”
Songwriter: Michael Scott
Artist: Fiona Apple
Program: The Affair
Episode: #511
Music Supervisor: Michael Hill


Best Music Supervision in Advertising (Synch)
David Lapinsky - Procter & Gamble "The Choice"
Andy Hamm - Apple "A Journey Into The Valley Of Fire - Shot on iPhone"
Mike Ladman - New York Times "Life Needs Truth"
Mike Ladman - Facebook "Never Lost"
Andrew Kahn, Morgan Thoryk - Zillow "The Real Value of Home"

Best Music Supervision in Advertising (Original Music)
Rebecca Grierson - JaxJox "The All-In-One Interactive Studio"
Andrew Kahn, Morgan Thoryk - Xfinity Mobile "Go Your Own Way"
Jessie Kalikow - Apple - "The Magic Of Mini feat. Tierra Whack"
Jonathan Wellbelove - Apple iPhone 12 Pro - "Make Movies Like The Movies"
Mike Ladman - Hennessy "Maurice And The Black Bear School"

Best Music Supervision in a Trailer
Mike Lynn - Judas And The Black Messiah
Brian Murphy - Jungleland
Gregory Sweeney - Land
Chase Casanova - Never Rarely Sometimes Always
Mike Lynn - Pieces of A Woman

Best Music Supervision in a Video Game
Karyn Rachtman - BEYOND BLUE
Eric Craig - Cyberpunk 2077
Cybele Pettus - FIFA 21
Eric Kalver - Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2
Mary Ramos - Wasteland 3