Winners of the 8th Annual Guild of Music Supervisors Awards

Insecure (Music Supervisor Kier Lehman), Call Me By Your Name (Music Supervisor Robin Urdang) and Apple were the big winners last night, with their music creative teams each taking home two awards at the 8th Annual Guild of Music Supervisors Awards at the Ace Hotel in downtown LA.

Top honors for big budget film went to the Pitch Perfect 3 (Music Supervisors Julianne Jordan and Julia Michels), while Lady Bird (Music Supervisors Brian Ross and Michael Hill) and Before I Fall (Music Supervisor Howard Parr) – a Tunefind fan favorite soundtrack last year – winning in the other film budget categories.

Kenny Loggins Performs
Icon Award winner Kenny Loggins performs a medley of his favorite soundtrack hits.

Netflix’s standout new series 13 Reasons Why (Music Supervisor Season Kent) claimed the top prize for television drama, while The Defiant Ones (Music Supervisor Deborah Mannis-Gardner) won for best music supervision in a docuseries. Sue Jacobs will need to make some room next to her Emmy for her work on Big Little Lies, which also won the Guild’s award for best music supervision in a limited series or television movie.

Awards attendees enjoyed performances by Spotlight Artist Yungblud and Siddhartha Khosla, Hannah Miller and Chris Pierce, who were nominated for their original song “We Can Always Come Back To This” from This Is Us.

Icon Award honoree and “Soundtrack King”  Kenny Loggins performed a medley of some of his biggest soundtrack hits, like “I’m Alright” from Caddyshack, “Danger Zone” from Top Gun, and, of course, “Footloose.”

The Guild of Music Supervisors also honored music supervisor Becky Mancuso-Winding with the Legacy Award for her her pioneering work as one of the industry’s first credited feature film music supervisors. Throughout her career she has curated the soundtracks to over 40 music-centric films, including Urban Cowboy and Footloose.

See the full list of nominees and winners below, with links to explore their soundtracks.

 

Film

BEST MUSIC SUPERVISION FOR FILM: BUDGET >$25 MILLION

  Julianne Jordan and Julia Michels, Pitch Perfect 3
Matt Sullivan for Beauty and the Beast
Dave Jordan for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Benj Pasek and Justin Paul for The Greatest Showman
Tom MacDougall for Coco

 

BEST MUSIC SUPERVISION FOR FILM: BUDGET <$25 MILLION

  Brian Ross and Michael Hill for Lady Bird
Angela Leus for Girls Trip
Susan Jacobs and Jen Moss for I, Tonya
Howard Paar for How To Be A Latin Lover
Spring Aspers & Ron Fair for The Star

 

BEST MUSIC SUPERVISION FOR FILM: BUDGET <$10 MILLION

  Howard Paar for Before I Fall
Liz Gallacher for War On Everyone
Ian Neil for Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool

 

BEST MUSIC SUPERVISION FOR FILM: BUDGET <$5 MILLION

  Robin Urdang for Call Me By Your Name
Maggie Phillips for Ingrid Goes West
Matthew Hearon-Smith for The Florida Project
Joe Rudge for Patti Cake$
Howard Paar for Fun Mom Dinner

 

BEST SONG/RECORDING CREATED FOR A FILM

  “Mystery of Love”
Performed by Sufjan Stevens
Featured in Call Me By Your Name
Music Supervisor Robin Urdang
Songwriter Sufjan Stevens

“Remember Me”
Performed by Miguel ft. Natalia Lafourcade
Featured in Coco
Music Supervisor Tom MacDougall
Songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez

“This Is Me”
Performed by Keala Settle
Featured in The Greatest Showman
Music Supervisors Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
Songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul

“Home”
Performed by Nick Jonas
Featured in Ferdinand
Music Supervisor Julianne Jordan
Songwriters Nick Jonas, Nick Monson, and  Justin Tranter

“Mighty River”
Performed by Mary J. Blige
Featured in Mudbound
Music Supervisors Evyen Klean and Jennifer Reeve
Songwriters Mary J. Blige, Raphael Saadiq, and Taura Stinson

 

Television

BEST MUSIC SUPERVISION IN A TELEVISION DRAMA

  Season Kent for 13 Reasons Why (Season 1)
Thomas Golubić for Better Call Saul (Season 3)
Gabe Hilfer for Good Behavior (Season 1)
Gary Calamar for Good Girls Revolt (Season 1)
Jennifer Pyken for This Is Us (Season 1)

 

BEST MUSIC SUPERVISION IN A TELEVISION COMEDY OR MUSICAL

  Kier Lehman for Insecure (Season 2)
Manish Raval, Tom Wolfe, and Jonathan Leahy for Girls (Season 6)
Bruce Gilbert for I Love Dick (Season 1)
Zach Cowie and Kerri Drootin for Master of None (Season 2)
Frankie Pine and Mandi Collier for Nashville (Season 5)

 

BEST MUSIC SUPERVISION IN A DOCUSERIES OR REALITY TELEVISION

  Deborah Mannis-Gardner for The Defiant Ones (Season 1)
Sam Carlin for Catfish: The TV Show (Season 6)
Nancy Severinsen for So You Think You Can Dance (Season 14)
Clyde Lieberman and Jill Meyers for The Voice (Season 12)
Meryl Ginsberg for World of Dance (Season 1)

 

BEST MUSIC SUPERVISION IN A TELEVISION LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE

  Susan Jacobs for Big Little Lies
PJ Bloom for Feud: Bette and Joan
Jabari Ali & John Houlihan for Shots Fired
Carter Little & G. Marq Roswell for Soundbreaking: Stories from the Cutting Edge of Recorded Music
Greg Cahn & Jonathan McHugh for Sun Records

 

BEST SONG/RECORDING CREATED FOR TELEVISION

  “Quicksand”
Performed by SZA
Featured in Insecure: Episode 208 “Hella Perspective”
Music Supervisor Kier Lehman
Songwriters Solána Rowe, Dacoury Natche, & Mickey De Grand IV

“How Do We Get Back To Love”
Performed by Julia Michaels
Featured in Girls: Episode 609 “Goodbye Tour”
Music Supervisors Manish Raval, Tom Wolfe, & Jonathan Leahy
Songwriters Julia Michaels & Jack Antonoff

“Sanctuary”
Performed by Nashville Cast (Feat. Charles Esten, Lennon Stella & Maisy Stella)
Featured in Nashville: Episode 510 “I’ll Fly Away”
Music Supervisors Franki Pine & Mandi Collier
Songwriters Jill Andrews, Gary Nicholson, Sarah Siskind

“Until You Find Me”
Performed by Allison Scagliotti
Featured in Stitchers: Episode 3009 “Kill It Forward”
Music Supervisor Heather Guibert
Songwriters Dani Buncher & Scott Simons

“We Can Always Come Back To This”
Performed by Brian Tyree Henry & Hannah Miller
Featured in This Is Us: Episode 116 “Memphis”
Music Supervisor Jennifer Pyken
Songwriters Siddhartha Khosla & Chris Pierce

 

Documentary

BEST MUSIC SUPERVISION FOR A DOCUMENTARY

  Joel C. High for G-Funk
Brooke Wentz for Dolores
Steven Gizicki for FRANCA: Chaos & Creation
Aminé Ramer and Andrea von Foerster for Charged
Gary Welch for Eric Clapton: A Life in 12 Bars

 

Trailers

BEST MUSIC SUPERVISION FOR TRAILERS

  Bobby Gumm (Trailer Park), “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”

 

Promos

BEST MUSIC SUPERVISION IN TELEVISION PROMO

  Bobby Gumm & Michael Paquette (Trailer Park), “Stranger Things Season 2”
Chase Casanova (Mark Woollen) for Big Little Lies
Jordan Silverberg (Transit) for Narcos Season 3

 

Video Games

BEST MUSIC SUPERVISION IN A VIDEO GAME

  Steve Schnur, Cybele Pettus, and Raphaella Lima for FIFA 18 (Electronic Arts)
Brandon Young and Katie Byam for Call of Duty: WWII
Alex Hackford and Duncan Smith for Gran Turismo Sport
Ben Sumner and Glenn Herweijer for Life is Strange: Before The Storm
Steve Schnur, Cybele Pettus, and Raphaella Lima for Madden NFL 18

 

Advertising

BEST USE OF MUSIC IN A SINGLE ADVERTISING SPOT

  Peymon Maskan, TBWA/Media Arts Lab, “Apple “Stroll”
JT Griffith, Nike “Skates”
Chances With Wolves for Samsung “I Love You”
Jonathan Wellbelove for Sonos “From Heartbreak To Healing”
Daniel Kuypers for Windex “The Story of Lucy”

 

BEST USE OF MUSIC BY A BRAND

  Apple
GoPro
Nike
Orbit
Samsung

 

 

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