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Guild of Music Supervisors Announce Noms for Sixth Awards Ceremony

Guild of Music Supervisors Awards
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For its sixth annual awards ceremony, the Guild of Music Supervisors focused on the soundtracks of several music-driven films and TV shows, including the features “Pitch Perfect 2” and “Straight Outta Compton,” the documentaries “Amy,” “Janis: Little Girl Blue” and “Cobain: Montage of Heck”; the drama series “Empire” and “Nashville”; the TV movie “Bessie”; and the reality series “American Idol” and “The Voice.”

Those nominations for documentaries are new this year, as are categories for best song/recording created for a film and for television. Also for the first time, the Guild Of Music Supervisors Legacy Award, a career distinction “for excellence in the field of music in media,” will be given to inaugural recipient Chris Montan, president of Walt Disney Music.

The ever-growing affair is being held for the first time at The Theatre at Ace Hotel in Los Angeles on Jan. 21, with “special performances” being announced at a later date.

“The work of a music supervisor enhances the storytelling in all media forms and our guild awards celebrate the creative achievements that have given billions of viewers a deeper experience over the past year,” said Guild president John Houlihan in a statement.

Conspicuous omissions include Susan Jacobs’ eclectic, ’60/’70s-heavy music for David O. Russell’s “Joy” and the pros behind the metal-heavy soundtrack for “The Big Short” and the Beach Boys-laden “Love and Mercy.”
In all, the awards will recognize outstanding music supervisors in 15 categories representing motion picture, television, games and trailers.

The following is the complete list of nominations:

BEST MUSIC SUPERVISION – FILM OVER 25 MILLION
1. 50 Shades of Grey – Music Supervisor – Dana Sano
2. Creed – Music Supervisor – Gabe Hilfer
3. Kingsman: The Secret Service – Music Supervisor – Ian Neil
4. Pitch Perfect 2 – Music Supervisor – Julia Michels and Julianne Jordan
5. Straight Outta Compton – Music Supervisor – Jojo Villanueva

BEST MUSIC SUPERVISION – FILM UNDER 25 MILLION
1. Carol – Music Supervisor – Randall Poster
2. Paper Towns – Music Supervisor – Season Kent
3. Magic Mike XXL – Music Supervisor – Season Kent
4. The Prophet – Music Supervisor – Howard Paar

BEST MUSIC SUPERVISION – FILM UNDER 5 MILLION
1. The Diary Of A Teenage Girl – Music Supervisor – Howard Paar
2. Miss You Already – Music Supervisor – Jojo Villanueva & Jennifer Ross
3. Tangerine – Music Supervisor – Matthew Smith
4. Welcome To Me – Music Supervisor – Sean Mulligan
5. I’ll See you In My Dreams – Music Supervisor – Natalie Cervelli

BEST MUSIC SUPERVISION – DOCUMENTARY
1. Amy – Music Supervisor – Iain Cooke
2. Janis: Little Girl Blue – Music Supervisor – Jonathan McHugh
3. The Hunting Ground – Music Supervisor – Bonnie Greenberg
4. Cobain: Montage of Heck – Music Supervisor – Howard Paar
5. Meet The Patels – Music Supervisor – Brooke Wentz
6. The Wrecking Crew- Music Supervisors – Julie Houlihan, Micki Stern, Suzanne Coffman

BEST SONG/RECORDING CREATED FOR A FILM
1. “Love Me Like You Do” from 50 Shades of Grey (Written by Savan Kotecha, Ilya Salmanzadeh, Tove Lo, Max Martin and Ali Payami; Performed by Ellie Goulding)
-Music Supervisor – DANA SANO
2. “One Kind of Love” from Love and Mercy (Brian Wilson and Scott Bennett; Performed by Brian
Wilson)
3. “See You Again” from Furious 7 (DJ Frank E, Charlie Puth, Wiz Khalifa and Andrew Cedar;
Performed by Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth) UNIVERSAL PICTURES
4. “Flashlight” from Pitch Perfect 2 (Sia Fuller, Christian Guzman, Jason Moore and Sam Smith)
performed by Hailee Steinfeld and cast.
-Music Supervisors – JULIA MICHELS / JULIANNE JORDAN
5. “Better When I’m Dancing from The Peanuts Movie (Meghan Trainor, Thaddeus Dixon) performed by
Meghan Trainor – Music Supervisor – JOHN HOULIHAN
6. “The Light That Never Fails” from Meru (Adrian Gurvitz, Andra Day & Lauren Christy) performed by
Andra Day) – Music Consultant – TRACY MCKNIGHT

BEST MUSIC SUPERVISION – TELEVISION DRAMA
1. Better Call Saul — Season 1 – Music Supervisor – Thomas Golubić
2. Narcos — Season 1 – Music Supervisor – Liza Richardson
3. Teen Wolf — Season 5A – Music Supervisor – Laura Webb
4. The Blacklist — Season 2 – Music Supervisor – John Bissell
5. The Royals — Season 1 – Music Supervisor – Lindsay Wolfington

BEST MUSIC SUPERVISION – TELEVISION MUSICAL OR
COMEDY
1. Black-ish — Season 1 – Music Supervisor – Gabe Hilfer
2. Empire — Season 1 – Music Supervisor – Jen Ross & Dave Jordan
3. Girls — Season 4 – Music Supervisor – Manish Raval, Tom Wolfe and Jonathan Leahy
4. Jane the Virgin — Season 1 – Music Supervisor – Kevin Edelman
5. Nashville — Season 3B – Music Supervisor – Frankie Pine

BEST MUSIC SUPERVISION – DOCUSERIES OR REALITY
TELEVISION
1. America’s Best Dance Crew All-Stars: Road to the VMAs
– Music Supervisors – Joel C. High & Erin Dillon
2. American Idol — Season 13 – Music Supervisor – Robin Kaye
3. Best Bars In America — Season 2 – Music Supervisor – Carrie Hughes
4. So You Think You Can Dance — Season 12 – Music Supervisor – Nancy Severinsen
5. The Voice — Season 8 – Music Supervision – Clyde Lieberman & Jill Meyers

BEST MUSIC SUPERVISION – TELEVISION LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE
1. American Crime – Music Supervisor – Madonna Wade-Reed
2. Bessie – Music Supervisors – Evyen Klean & Jennifer Reeve
3. Show Me A Hero – Music Supervisor – Blake Leyh

BEST ORIGINAL SONG/RECORDING CREATED FOR TELEVISION
1. “Long Old Road” by Queen Latifah For Bessie (HBO)
Music Supervisors: Evyen Klean & Jennifer Reeve
2. “Longer” by Clare Bowen & Sam Palladio for Nashville (ABC)
Music Supervisor: Frankie Pine
3. “Riverside” by Allison Williams for Girls (HBO)
Music Supervisors: Manish Raval, Tom Wolfe and Jonathan Leahy
4. “Take Me To Texas” by George Strait from Texas Rising (History Channel)
Music Supervisor: Greg Cahn
5. “You’re So Beautiful” by Jussie Smollet by Empire (FOX)
Music Supervisors: Jen Ross & Dave Jordan

BEST MUSIC SUPERVISION – TRAILERS
1. Steve Jobs (Trailer #2) – Maura Duvall Griffin, Ali Pistoresi – Motive
2. The Martian (Trailer) – Marcy Bulkey – Wild Card
3. The Angry Birds (Teaser) – Jordan Silverberg – Transit
4. Captain America Civil War (Trailer) – Sanaz Lavaedian – Mocean
5. Suicide Squad (Comic Con First Look Trailer) – Bobby Gumm – Trailer Park

BEST MUSIC SUPERVISION IN A VIDEO GAME
1. Bloodborne (Peter Scaturro, Keith Leary – Sony)
2 Star Wars Battlefront (Steve Schnur – EA)
3. Guitar Hero Live (Brandon Young & Katie Byam – Activision)
4. FIFA 16 (Cybele Pettus – EA)

GUILD OF MUSIC SUPERVISORS LEGACY AWARD
CHRIS MONTAN
BEST USE OF MUSIC, BRAND
Nominees to be announced.
BEST USE OF MUSIC, MUSIC HOUSE/AGENCY
Nominees to be announced.