Winners of the 10th Annual Guild of Music Supervisors Awards

The Guild of Music Supervisors celebrated 10 years of recognizing excellence in the craft of music supervision with a gala awards ceremony at the The Wiltern in Los Angeles on February 6th. From the first modest breakfast event 10 years ago, this milestone anniversary event brought together over 1000 attendees from the worlds of film, television, advertising, gaming, and music.

Top honors for big budget film went to Once Upon A Time In Hollywood (music supervisor Mary Ramos), while Queen & Slim (music supervisor Kier Lehman), Waves (music supervisors Meghan Currier and Randall Poster) and The Last Black Man in San Francisco (music supervisor Terri D’Ambrosio) won in the other film categories.

HBO’s standout series Euphoria (music supervisor Jen Malone and Adam Leber) 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 has won two Emmys for the Amazon Prime series and she shared the back-to-back experience with Tunefind.

January 30, 2019 – Guild of Music Supervisors Award Nominee Reception 2020 at Musichead Gallery in West Hollywood, CA. (Photo: Kayte Deioma.)

Howard Paar, music supervisor for Native Son, and Joe Rudge and Chris Swanson, music supervisors for The Dirt, tied in the Guild’s award for best music supervision in a limited series or television movie.

Tracy McKnight took top honors for the documentary category with her work on Halston. This year the Docuseries and Reality Series categories were separated, awarding Rudy Chung and Jonathan Christiansen for the docuseries Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men. The Reality Television saw Jill Meyers recognized for Songland.

The Guild of Music Supervisors also honored music producer and former Sony TV exec Bob Hunka with the Legacy Award for his contributions to the world of music and television. At Sony TV, Bob Hunka was in charge of shows like Dawson’s Creek and Party of Five. Hunka’s body of work includes managing a symphony orchestra (Edmonton), a mobile recording studio (Enactron), an independent record producing company (Happy Sack Productions) and Dolly Parton’s music publishing company (Velvet Apple Music).

Surprise guest Emmylou Harris presented the Legacy Award to Bob Hunka and performed ‘My Songbird.’

The crowd was treated to a performance by Academy Award-winning composer and lyricist Burt Bacharach, recipient of the Icon Award. Bacharach performed ‘Alfie,’ co-written by Hal David from the 1966 film of the same name. He shared a story about his first Oscar-winning song ‘Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head’ from Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and how it was almost cut from the film, a similar circumstance to ‘Alfie.’

The Icon Award was presented to Bacharach by director Jay Roach (Bombshell, the Austin Powers movies). Roach shared how integral Bacharach was to Mike Meyers in conceptualizing the character of Austin Powers. The two also chatted onstage about shooting the iconic scene with Bacharach performing on top of a double decker bus rolling down the Vegas strip, much to the confusion of passers by.

Regina Spektor performs at the Guild of Music Supervisors Awards
LOS ANGELES – FEB 6: Regina Spektor at the 10th Annual Guild of Music Supervisors Awards at the Wiltern Theater on February 06, 2020 in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo: GMS)

Awards attendees also enjoyed performances by two of the nominees for Best Song/Recording Created for Television and Film. Lola Marsh opened the show with their nominated cover of ‘Something Stupid’ by Nancy Sinatra and Frank Sinatra, recorded for Better Call Saul (music supervisor Thomas Golubić).

Regina Spektor performed ‘One Little Soldier,’ her original song from Bombshell, nominated in the film category (music supervisor Evyen Klean). Spektor shared her awe at playing the same piano that Burt Bacharach had played moments before, then played her piano arrangement of ‘One Little Soldier’ accompanied by backup singers who provided percussion. Both songs went on to win their respective categories.

Presenters included Kristen Chenoweth, Michael Bolton, Peter Gallagher, Alex Winter, Reggie Watts, and Spencer Paysinger.

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

 

Film

BEST MUSIC SUPERVISION FOR FILM: BUDGET >$25 MILLION

Mary Ramos for Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood
Tom MacDougal for Frozen II
Matt Sullivan for Aladdin
Ted Caplan for Ford v Ferrari
Randall Poster and Robbie Roberston for The Irishman

 

BEST MUSIC SUPERVISION FOR FILM: BUDGET <$25 MILLION

Kier Lehman for Queen & Slim
Trygge Toven and Toko Nagata for Always Be My Maybe
Jason Markey for Hustlers
Zoë Bryant and Pete Saville for Blinded By The Light
Becky Bentham and Karen Elliot for Judy

 

BEST MUSIC SUPERVISION FOR FILM: BUDGET <$10 MILLION

Meghan Currier, Joe Rudge and Randall Poster for Waves
Henry Van Roden for Seberg
Tracy McKnight for Five Feet Apart
Zachary Dawes for The Peanut Butter Falcon
Steven Gizicki for Teen Spirit

 

BEST MUSIC SUPERVISION FOR FILM: BUDGET <$5 MILLION

Terri D’Ambrosio for The Last Black Man In San Francisco
Karen Elliot and Jack Arnold for Wild Rose
Susan Jacobs and Dylan Neely for The Farewell
Steve Bouyer and Pascal Mayer for Atlantics
Lynn Fainchtein for Gloria Bell

BEST SONG/RECORDING CREATED FOR A FILM

  “One Little Soldier”
Performed by Regina Spektor
Featured in Bombshell
Music Supervisor Evyen Klean
Songwriter Regina Spektor

“Spirit”
Performed by Beyoncé
Featured in The Lion King
Music Supervisor Mitchell Leib
Songwriters Beyoncé, Ilya Salmanzadeh, and Timothy McKenzie

“Into The Unknown”
Performed by Idina Menzel featuring AURORA
Featured in Frozen II
Music Supervisor Tom MacDougall
Songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez

“Glasgow (No Place Like Home)”
Performed by Jessie Buckley
Featured in Wild Rose
Music Supervisor Karen Elliott
Songwriters Caitlyn Smith, Kate York, and Mary Steenburgen

​”Don’t Call Me Angel”
Performed by Ariana Grande, Lana Del Rey, and Miley Cyrus
Featured in Charlie’s Angels
Music Supervisors Julianne Jordan and Julia Michels
Songwriters Alma-Sofia Miettinen, Ariana Grande, IIya Salmanzadeh, Elizabeth Grant, Max Martin, Miley Cyrus, and Savan Kotecha

 

Television

BEST MUSIC SUPERVISION IN A TELEVISION DRAMA

Adam Leber and Jen Malone for Euphoria (Season 1)
Madonna Wade-Reed for All American (Season 1)
Ashley Neumeister for American Soul: The Untold Story of Soul Train (Season 1)
Steven Gizicki for Fosse/Verdon (Season 1)
Amanda Krieg Thomas, Alexis Martin Woodall and Ryan Murphy for Pose (Season 2)

BEST MUSIC SUPERVISION IN A TELEVISION COMEDY OR MUSICAL

Robin Urdang for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Season 2)
Bruce Gilbert for GLOW (Season 3)
Javier Nuño and Joe Rodríguez for Los Espookys (Season 1)
Brienne Rose for Russian Doll (Season 1)
Matt Biffa for Sex Education (Season 1)

BEST MUSIC SUPERVISION IN REALITY TELEVISION

Jill Meyers for Songland (Season 1) 
Robin Kaye for American Idol (Season 3)
Meryl Ginsberg for America’s Got Talent (Season 14)
Jen Schwartz and Catherine Wharton for Girls Cruise (Season 1)
Jon Ernst for The Hills: New Beginnings (Season 1)

 

BEST MUSIC SUPERVISION IN A TELEVISION MOVIE

Howard Paar for Native Son 
Joe Rudge and Chris Swanson for The Dirt
Evyen Klean and Jennifer Reeve for Deadwood: The Movie
Evyen Klean and Janet Lopez for My Dinner With Hervé
Tracy McKnight for Tall Girl

BEST SONG/RECORDING CREATED FOR TELEVISION

“Something Stupid”
Performed by Lola Marsh
Featured in Better Call Saul: Episode 407 “Something Stupid”
Music Supervisor Thomas Golubić
Songwriter C. Carson Parks

“All These Things That I’ve Done”
Performed by Gabriel Mann
Featured in A Million Little Things: Episode 101 “Pilot”
Music Supervisor Kevin Edelman
Songwriter Brandon Flowers, Dave Keuning, Mark Stoermer and Ronnie Vannucci, Jr.

“Invisible Ink”
Performed by Mandy Moore
Featured in This Is Us: Episode 307 “Sometimes”
Music Supervisors Manish Raval and Tom Wolfe
Songwriters Taylor Goldsmith and Siddhartha Khosla

“Jenny of Oldstones”
Performed by Florence + The Machine
Featured in Game of Thrones: Episode 802 “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms”
Music Supervisor Evyen Klean
Songwriters David Benioff, Ramin Djawadi, George R.R. Martin, and D.B. Weiss

“On a Roll”
Performed by Miley Cyrus
Featured in Black Mirror: Episode 503 “Rachel, Jack and Ashley Too”
Music Supervisor Amelia Hartley
Songwriter Trent Reznor

 

Documentary

BEST MUSIC SUPERVISION FOR A DOCUMENTARY

Tracy McKnight for Halston
Boy Howdy for The Story of CREEM Magazine
Aminé Ramer for Love, Antosha
G. Marq Roswell and Dondi Bastone for The Apollo
Willa Yudell for Unbanned: The Legend of AJ1

 

BEST MUSIC SUPERVISION IN A DOCUSERIES

Rudy Chung and Jonathan Christiansen for Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men 
Marchese Taylor, Jake Weinreb and Jordan Passman for Free Meek
Evyen Klean for Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus
Evyen Klean for What’s My Name: Muhammad Ali

 

Trailers & Promos

BEST MUSIC SUPERVISION IN A FILM TRAILER OR TELEVISION PROMO

Anny Colvin (Jax), Joker (Teaser)
Bobby Gumm (Trailer Park), Wonder Woman 1984
Toddrick Spalding (Mobscene), The Goldfinch
Danny Exum (Workshop Creative), Bombshell
Will Quiney (Grandson LA), When They See Us

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Video Games

BEST MUSIC SUPERVISION IN A VIDEO GAME

Cybele Pettus, Raphaella Lima for FIFA 20 
Steve Schnur, Venus Bentley for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
Brandon Young, Eric Kalver for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
Daniel Olsen for Sayonara Wild Hearts
Alex Hackford, Peter Scaturro for Death Stranding

 

Advertising

BEST MUSIC SUPERVISION IN ADVERTISING (SYNCH)

David Taylor, Scott McDaniel, Jonathan Wellbelove (Apple) – “Color Flood” for Apple iPhone
Josh Marcy (Apple) – “Don’t Mess with Mother” for Apple iPhone
Doug Darnell (Lyft) – “Face Off” for Lyft
JT Griffith (Nike) – “Dominate All Dimensions” for Nike

BEST MUSIC SUPERVISION IN ADVERTISING (ORIGINAL COMPOSITION)

David Taylor, Scott McDaniel, Jonathan Wellbelove (Apple) – “Hokey Pokey” for Apple Watch
Alec Stern (Miller Lite) – “Followers” for Miller Lite
Nellie Rajadi (Google) – “Kiss Detection” for Google Pixel
Eric Johnson, Dan Gross (Fuji) – “Don’t Just Take, Give” for Fuji Film