2022 Nominees for the 12th Annual Guild of Music Supervisors Awards

The Guild of Music Supervisors have announced the 2022 nominees for the 12th Annual GMS Awards. Once again this year, the Guild of Music Supervisors Awards with be held virtually on March 20th. Voting opened on Monday, February 14th and closes February 28th. 

In addition to the variety of category nominations, the recipients of the 2022 Icon Award and Legacy Award were announced. This year, Diane Warren will be honored with the Icon Award for her long-running and successful career. Warren has received 13 Academy Award nominations, 9 No. 1 songs on her resume, and 7 Billboard hits. The Legacy Award will be presented to Mitchell Leib for his contributions to music supervision. Leib is the former president of Disney’s live action motion picture division.

Musical performers and special presenters have yet to be announced. Stay tuned for more event announcements and coverage on Tunefind.

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 Being the Ricardos
Tom MacDougall for Encanto
Michelle Silverman for The Harder They Fall
Linda Cohen for The Tender Bar
Steven Gizicki for tick, tick…BOOM!

 

BEST MUSIC SUPERVISION FOR FILM: BUDGET <$25 MILLION

Pierre-Marie Dru for Annette
Julianne Jordan and Justin von Winterfeldt for Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar
Becky Bentham for Everybody’s Talking About Jamie
John Houlihan for The Eyes of Tammy Faye
Tracy McKnight for Flag Day

 

BEST MUSIC SUPERVISION FOR FILM: BUDGET <$10 MILLION

Victoria Beard and Sean Mulligan for Blue Bayou
Katie Colley and Sean Mulligan for The Hating Game
Alexandra Eckhardt for Passing
Mandi Collier and Frankie Pine for Sylvie’s Love
Rob Lowry for The Ultimate Playlist of Noise

 

BEST MUSIC SUPERVISION FOR FILM: BUDGET <$5 MILLION

Andrea von Foerster for Happily
Jen Malone for Malcolm & Marie
Matthew Hearon-Smith for Red Rocket
Henrik Hawor, Silje Katralen, Goran Obad and Emilie Sørensen for The Worst Person In The World
Mandi Collier, Jen Malone and Nicole Weisberg for Zola

BEST SONG/RECORDING CREATED FOR A FILM

“Guns Go Bang”
Performed by Kid Cudi and Jay-Z
Featured in The Harder They Fall
Music Supervisor Michelle Silverman
Songwriters Jeymes Samuel, Scott Mescudi and Shawn Carter

“My Father’s Daughter”
Performed by Eddie Vedder, Glen Hansard and Olivia Vedder
Featured in Flag Day
Music Supervisor Tracy McKnight
Songwriters Glen Hansard and Eddie Vedder

“Dos Oruguitas”
Performed by Sebastián Yatra
Featured in Encanto
Music Supervisor Tom MacDougall
Songwriter Lin-Manuel Miranda

“Fire In The Sky”
Performed by Anderson .Paak
Featured in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
Music Supervisor Dave Jordan
Songwriters Anderson .Paak, Bruno Mars, Son Tzu, Rogét Chahayed, Wesley Singerman, Taylor Dexter and Alissia Benveniste

“Be Alive”
Performed by Beyoncé
Featured in King Richard
Music Supervisor Susan Jacobs
Songwriters Beyoncé and Dixson

 

Television

BEST MUSIC SUPERVISION IN A TELEVISION DRAMA

Sarah Bridge for The Crown (Season 4)
Kevin Edelman for Cruel Summer (Season 1)
Jen Ross for Genius: Aretha (Season 3)
Liza Richardson for Lovecraft Country (Season 1)
Iain Cooke for It’s a Sin (Season 1)

BEST MUSIC SUPERVISION IN A TELEVISION COMEDY OR MUSICAL

Jason Alexander and Justin T. Feldman for Dave (Season 2)
Matt Biffa for Sex Education (Season 3)
Janet Lopez for The White Lotus (Season 1)
Jen Ross for Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist (Season 2)
Jonathan McHugh for Blindspotting (Season 1)

BEST MUSIC SUPERVISION IN REALITY TELEVISION

Peter Davis for The Challenge: All Stars (Season 1)
Sarah Bromberg, Stephanie Diaz-Matos and Eric Medina for Sweet Life: Los Angeles (Season 1)
Jason Markey for FBoy Island (Season 1)
Jon Ernst for Siesta Key (Season 4)

 

BEST MUSIC SUPERVISION IN A TELEVISION MOVIE

Nicki Richards for American Pie Presents: Girls’ Rules
Laura Webb and Lindsay Wolfington for To All The Boys: Always And Forever
Mikki Itzigsohn and Willa Yudell for The Voyeurs

BEST SONG/RECORDING CREATED FOR TELEVISION

“Look At Us”
Performed by: Goapele featuring Rexx Life Raj
Featured in Homeroom
Music Supervisor Julie Glaze Houlihan
Songwriters Mike Aaberg, Joseph Epperson, Lauren Evans, Mounir Ghantous, Tony Ghantous, Goapele K. Mohlbane and Faraji Wright

“Fuck The Pain Away”
Performed by The Moordale Singers and Oli Julian
Featured in Sex Education: Episode 302 and Episode 307
Music Supervisor Matt Biffa
Songwriter Merrill Nisker

“Beginning Middle End”
Performed by Leah Nobel
Featured in To All The Boys: Always And Forever
Music Supervisors Laura Webb and Lindsay Wolfington
Songwriters Leah Nobel and Quinn Redmond

“Change”
Performed by H.E.R.
Featured in We the People: Episode 101 “Active Citizenship”
Music Supervisor Jen Ross
Songwriters Ronald Colson, Jeff Gitelman, David Harris, Maxx Moore and Gabriella Wilson

“Anyone”
Performed by Cast of Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist, Skylar Astin
Featured in Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist: Episode 209 “Zoey’s Extraordinary Mystery”
Music Supervisor Jen Ross
Songwriters Badriia Ines Bourelly, Dayyon Alexander Drinkard, Demi Lovato, Eyelar Mirzazadeh, Jay Mooncie and Samuel Elliot Roman

 

Documentary

BEST MUSIC SUPERVISION FOR A DOCUMENTARY

Jonathan Hecht for Dear Rider
Tracy McKnight for Rebel Hearts
Maureen Crowe and Janet Billig Rich for Sisters on Track
Gary Welch for The Sparks Brothers
Angela Asistio for Val

 

BEST MUSIC SUPERVISION IN A DOCUSERIES

Ian Broucek and Kevin Writer for Amend: The Fight For America
Aminé Ramer for HBO Music Box Series: “Mr. Saturday Night,” “Woodstock 99: Peace, Love, And Rage,” “Juice WRLD: Into the Abyss,” “DMX: Don’t Try To Understand,” “Jagged,” “Listening to Kenny G”
James Cartwright for The Lady and the Dale
Jon Ernst for Last Chance U: Basketball
Iain Cooke for 1971: The Year Music Changed Everything

 

Trailers & Promos

BEST MUSIC SUPERVISION IN A FILM TRAILER OR TELEVISION PROMO

Will Quiney, CODA
Toddrick Spalding, King Richard
Holly Williamson, The Matrix Resurrections
Natalie Wali, Spencer
Gregory Sweeney, Scenes from a Marriage

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Video Games

BEST MUSIC SUPERVISION IN A VIDEO GAME

Venus Bentley and Steve Schnur for Battlefield 2042
Simon Landry, Greig Newby and Eduardo Vaisman for Far Cry 6
Raphaella Lima, Cybele Pettus and Ben Wedegar for FIFA 22
Tony Mesones, Ivan Pavlovich and David Scott for Grand Theft Auto Online: The Contract
Glenn Herweijer and Ben Sumner for Life Is Strange: True Colors

 

Advertising

BEST MUSIC SUPERVISION IN ADVERTISING (SYNCH)

Jonathan Wellbelove – “iPhone 12 – Fumble” for Apple
Sunny Kapoor and Mike Ladman – “Skate Nation Ghana” for Meta
Jonathan Hecht, Mike Ladman, Brandy Ricker and Sarah Tembeckjian – “Technically Illegal” for Reform Alliance
Jeremy Daw and JT Griffith – “Together Again” for Nike
Josh Marcy and Liz Pfriem – “Privacy On iPhone – Tracked” for Apple

BEST MUSIC SUPERVISION IN ADVERTISING (ORIGINAL COMPOSITION)

Neil Cleary and Kristen Hosack – “Lexus Sparks Campaign” for Lexus
Jennie Armon and Matt Nelson – “Life In A Day 2020: Strangers On The Road” for YouTube Originals
Kurt Steinke – “Venus – The Pube Song” for Venus
Jonathan Hecht and Sarah Tembeckjian – “Rise And Shine” for New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation, The Trombone Shorty Foundation
Josh Marcy and Nicole Palko – “Start Up | A Song Made From 45 Years Of Apple Sounds” for Apple

 

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