It’s clear from the nominations for its fourth annual awards event, the Guild of Music Supervisors is leaving no stone unturned, having added yet another category (documentaries), for a total of 14, up from four in its first year. As many as 77 nominees will vie for honors — with four classifications in the feature film realm alone: indie pics under $10 million; studio fare under and over $35 million; and the best studio music department.
Some of the more familiar names in the discipline, not recognized by the Academy, are there: T-Bone Burnett (“Inside Llewyn Davis”), Randall Poster (“Wolf of Wall Street”), Susan Jacobs (“American Hustle”), Alex Patsavas (“Warm Bodies”) and Anton Monsted (“The Great Gatsby”).
Then there’s the not so familiar, such as Brian Reitzell (“The Bling Ring”), George Drakoulias (“The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”), Gabe Hilfer and Season Kent (“The Spectacular Now”).
Disney, Fox, Universal and Warner Bros. were cited for their body of work, while TV studios CBS, Disney, Lionsgate, NBC/Universal/E! and Sony were singled out for their overall output.
The affair — held last year at the London Hotel, having grown threefold from the first ceremony of about 150 participants held in 2011 — is being held Feb 26 at newly renovated Mack Sennett Studios in Silver Lake.
“Music is an integral part to the success of motion pictures, television programs, films, advertising and games,” said Guild president Maureen Crowe in a statement. “It helps tell the stories and engages audiences.”
Television categories include comedies or musical, drama, longform and movies and reality.
In comedy/musical, tune-driven shows like “Glee,” “Nashville” and “Smash” are going head to head with less obvious fare like “Orange is the New Black” and “Girls.”
There are three entries documentaries: “McConkey,” “Muscle Shoals” and “The Short Game.”
In addition, supervisors who work in games, branding, advertising and trailers are being recognized. Music in advertising has become a big ticket for pop stars, with mainstream artists like Bruno Mars and John Legend squaring off with such alternative darlings as M.I.A., Cat Power and Jim James.
For a complete list of the nominees, visit http://www.guildofmusicsupervisors.com.