Winners of the 9th Annual Guild of Music Supervisors Awards

A Star Is Born (music supervisors Julia Michels and Julianne Jordan) and Apple (Media Arts Lab and Apple, led by David Taylor) were the big winners last night, with their music creative teams earning two awards each at the 9th Annual Guild of Music Supervisors Awards at the Ace Hotel in downtown LA.

Julianne Jordan and Julia Michels are joined by Lukas Nelson as they accept the award for best Original Song for ‘Shallow’ from A Star Is Born.

Top honors for big budget film went to A Star Is Born (music supervisors Julia Michels and Julianne Jordan), while Green Book (music supervisors Tom Wolfe and Manish Raval), Vox Lux (music supervisors Margaret Yen and Alison Litton) and Eighth Grade (music supervisor Joe Rudge) won in the other film budget categories.

NBC’s standout series This Is Us (music supervisor Jennifer Pyken) claimed the top prize for Television drama, while The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (music supervisor Robin Urdang) won for best music supervision in a Television comedy or musical. Urdang won an Emmy for the Prime series last year and she shared her extended acceptance speech with Tunefind.

Susan Jacobs, music supervisor for Sharp Objects, and Lindsay Wolfington and Laura Webb, music supervisors for To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, tied in the Guild’s award for best music supervision in a limited series or television movie. The TV movie was a big hit among Tunefind user’s prompting a deeper look into Wolfington and Webb’s soundtrack success.

Liz Gallacher took top honors for the documentary category with her work on Studio 54. A tie in the Docuseries or Reality category saw Aminé Ramer recognized for Flint Town and Evyen Klean honored for Mike Judge Presents: Tales from the Tour Bus.

The Guild of Music Supervisors also honored music supervisor Joel Sill with the Legacy Award for his contributions to the world of music and film. Sill’s body of work includes Forrest Gump, The Goonies, Blade Runner, The Color Purple and My Cousin Vinny.

Marc Shaiman performs ‘The Place Where Lost Things Go’ from Mary Poppins Returns.

The crowd was treated to a performance by composer and lyricist Marc Shaiman, recipient of the Icon Award. The “Hairspray” and “Smash” tunesmith performed “The Place Where Lost Things Go,” the ballad he co-wrote with Scott Wittman for Mary Poppins Returns. “Lost Things” is nominated for the original song Oscar, and he’s also up for composing the score for the Disney sequel. If Shaiman wins either, he’ll add an Oscar to his previous Emmy, Grammy and Tony awards to join the elite EGOT club.

Awards attendees also enjoyed performances of two of the nominees for Best Song/Recording Created for Television and Film. Aimee Mann opened the show with her nominated cover of “Drive” from The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (music supervisor Amanda Krieg Thomas). Lukas Nelson, son of Willie, performed “Shallow” from A Star Is Born, winner of the award in the film category (music supervisors Julianne Jordan and Julia Michels). Spotlight Artist King Princess also performed.

Presenters included women’s rights attorney Gloria Allred, Anthony Anderson, Chris Sullivan, Taylor Hackford, Rob Morrow, Linda Perry, and Rafael Casal.

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

 

Film

BEST MUSIC SUPERVISION FOR FILM: BUDGET >$25 MILLION

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

 

BEST MUSIC SUPERVISION FOR FILM: BUDGET <$25 MILLION

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

 

BEST MUSIC SUPERVISION FOR FILM: BUDGET <$10 MILLION

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

 

BEST MUSIC SUPERVISION FOR FILM: BUDGET <$5 MILLION

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

BEST SONG/RECORDING CREATED FOR A FILM

  “Shallow”
Performed by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper
Featured in A Star Is Born
Music Supervisors Julia Michels and Julianne Jordan
Songwriters Stefani Germanotta, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando, Andrew Wyatt

“All The Stars”
Performed by Kendrick Lamar, SZA
Featuring in Black Panther
Music Supervisor Dave Jordan
Songwriters Kendrick Lamar, Anthony Tiffith, Mark Anthony Spears, Alexander William Shuckburgh, Solana Rowe

“Girl in the Movies”
Performed by Dolly Parton
Featured in Dumplin’
Music Supervisor Buck Damon
Songwriters Dolly Parton and Linda Perry

“Sunflower”
Performed by Post Malone and Swae Lee
Featured in Spider Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Music Supervisor Kier Lehman
Songwriters Khalif Brown, Louis Bell, Austin Post, William Walsh, Carter Lang, Carl Rosen

“Trip a Little Light Fantastic”
Performed by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Emily Blunt, Tarik Frimpong, Pixie Davies, Joel Dawson, Nathanael Saleh, Leeries
Featured in Mary Poppins Returns
Music Supervisors Michael Higham and Paul Gemignani
Songwriters Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman

Television

BEST MUSIC SUPERVISION IN A TELEVISION DRAMA

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

BEST MUSIC SUPERVISION IN A TELEVISION COMEDY OR MUSICAL

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

 

BEST MUSIC SUPERVISION IN A DOCUSERIES OR REALITY TELEVISION

 Aminé Ramer for Flint Town (Season 1)
 Evyen Klean for Mike Judge Presents: Tales from the Tour Bus (Season 1)
Robin Kaye for American Idol (Season 1)
Jon Ernst for Music City (Season 1)
Clyde Lieberman and Jill Meyers for The Voice (Season 14)

BEST MUSIC SUPERVISION IN A TELEVISION LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE

 Susan Jacobs for Sharp Objects 
 Lindsay Wolfington and Laura Webb for To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before
Amanda Krieg Thomas for The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Ben Sokoler for Roxanne Roxanne
Jonathan Watkins for Sierra Burgess Is a Loser

BEST SONG/RECORDING CREATED FOR TELEVISION

 “Juneteenth”
Performed by the Cast of Black-ish
Featured in Black-ish: Episode 401 “Juneteenth”
Music Supervisor Gabe Hilfer
Songwriters Aloe Blacc, Peter Saji, Derek Watkins, Faune Watkins, Hilton Wright

“Drive”
Performed by Aimee Mann
Featured in The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story: Episode 204 “House By the Lake”
Music Supervisor Amanda Krieg Thomas
Songwriter Ric Ocasek

“Sunflower”
Performed by Shannon Purser
Featured in Sierra Burgess Is a Loser
Music Supervisor Jonathan Watkins
Songwriters Lindsey Beer, Bram Inscore, Brett McLaughlin, Troye Sivan, Allie X

“The Glow”
Performed by Victoria Monet
Featured in Insecure: Episode 308 “Ghost-Like”
Music Supervisor Kier Lehman
Songwriter Willie Hutch

“Trapped”
Performed by the Empire Cast (Feat. Jussie Smollett & Yazz)
Featured in Empire: Episode 409 “Slave to Memory”
Music Supervisor Jen Ross
Songwriters Timothy Clayton, James David Washington

 

Documentary

BEST MUSIC SUPERVISION FOR A DOCUMENTARY

 Liz Gallacher for Studio 54
Bree Winwood and Gary Welch for Whitney
Dan Wilcox for The Public Image Is Rotten
Evyen Klean and Jennifer Reeve for Elvis Presley: The Searcher
Michelle Johnson and Thomas Golubić for Seeing Allred

 

Trailers

BEST MUSIC SUPERVISION IN A FILM TRAILER

 Jordan Silverberg (Transit), Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Trailer 1)
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

Promos

BEST MUSIC SUPERVISION IN A TELEVISION PROMO

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

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Video Games

BEST MUSIC SUPERVISION IN A VIDEO GAME

 Ivan Pavlovich for Red Dead Redemption 2
Daniel Koestner for Donut County
Bénédicte Ouimet, Tony Gronick, Simon Landry for Far Cry 5
Cybele Pettus, Raphaella Lima, and Steve Schnur for FIFA 19
Maya Halfon Cordova and Kyle Hopkins for Forza Horizon 4

 

Advertising

BEST MUSIC SUPERVISION IN ADVERTISING (SYNCH)

 David Taylor, Peymon Maskan, Josh Marcy, Jessie F Kalikow (Media Arts Lab) – “Welcome Home” for Apple
Mike Ladman (Droga5) – “Power To Wonder” for Google Pixel
David Taylor, Scott McDaniel, Jonathan Wellbelove (Apple) – “A LittleCompany” for Apple
Chase Butters & Eryk Rich (Deutsch) – “America” for Volkswagen
Jaime Robinson, Lars Jorgensen, Omar Silwany (Joan Creative) – “Night Sight” for Google Pixel

BEST MUSIC SUPERVISION IN ADVERTISING (ORIGINAL COMPOSITION)

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