The Guild of Music Supervisors held its 12th annual awards ceremony virtually on March 20.
Recognizing those who excel at the craft of music supervision in film, television, documentaries, games, advertising and trailers, the night’s big winners included HBO’s “The White Lotus,” supervised by Janet Lopez, who gave an impassioned acceptance speech, thanking the music makers of Hawaii for taking her call, and Liza Richardson for “Lovecraft Country” season 1. The Netflix film “Tick, Tick… Boom!,” supervised by Steven Gizicki, took home the prize for film budgeted over $25 million. Mandi Collier won twice for her work on “Sylie’s Love & Zola,” and “Dos Oruguitas” from “Encanto,” by Lin-Manuel Miranda and sung by Sebastian Yatra (and nominated for an Academy Award), won for best song written and/or recorded for a film.
Receiving special honors were Diane Warren (the Icon Award), for her numerous songs to soundtrack major films, and Mitchell Leib (Legacy Award). The two presented each other with their respective awards.
Presenters included Javier Bardem, Jessica Chastain, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Kristen Wiig, Annie Mumolo, Ryan Tedder, Marlon Wayans, Dave Burd (aka Lil Dicky), Rickey Minor, Rufus Wainwright, Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman, Laura Karpman, Glen Hansard and Steve Burns. Artists who performed included Bahari (“Savage”), Goapele (“Look At Us” from “Homecoming”) and Aloe Blacc (“Somehow You Do,” written by Warren).
The Guild of Music Supervisors was founded in 2010 and, in addition to its annual awards, hosts a number of networking and educational events. Among them is the info-packed State of Music in Media Conference.
See below for the complete Guild of Music Supervisors Awards winners list:
Best Music Supervision for Film Budgeted Over $25 Million
Steven Gizicki – Tick, Tick… Boom!
Best Music Supervision for Film Budgeted Under $25 Million
Julianne Jordan, Justine von Winterfeldt – Barb And Star Go To Vista Del Mar
Best Music Supervision for Film Budgeted Under $10 Million
Mandi Collier, Frankie Pine – Sylvie’s Love
Best Music Supervision for Film Budgeted Under $5 Million
Mandi Collier, Jen Malone, Nicole Weisberg – Zola
Best Song Written and/or Recorded for a Film
“Dos Oruguitas” from Encanto
Songwriter: Lin-Manuel Miranda
Performer: Sebastián Yatra
Music Supervisor: Tom MacDougall
Best Music Supervision – Television Drama
Liza Richardson – Lovecraft Country – Season 1
Best Music Supervision – Television Comedy or Musical
Janet Lopez – The White Lotus – Season 1
Best Music Supervision – Reality Television
Sarah Bromberg, Stephanie Diaz-Matos, Eric Medina – Sweet Life: Los Angeles – Season 1
Best Music Supervision – Television Movie
Laura Webb, Lindsay Wolfington – To All The Boys: Always And Forever
Best Song Written and/or Recorded for Television
Title: “F*** The Pain Away”
Songwriter: Merrill Nisker (aka Peaches)
Performers: The Moordale Singers and Oli Julian
Program: Sex Education
Episodes 302 and 307
Music Supervisor: Matt Biffa
Best Music Supervision for a Documentary
Angela Asistio – Val
Best Music Supervision in a Docuseries
Aminé Ramer – 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”
Best Music Supervision in a Trailer
Toddrick Spalding – King Richard
Best Music Supervision in Advertising (Synch)
Jonathan Wellbelove – Apple – “iPhone 12 – Fumble”
Best Music Supervision in Advertising (Original Music)
Jonathan Hecht, Sarah Tembeckjian – New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation, The Trombone Shorty Foundation – “Rise And Shine”
Best Music Supervision in a Video Game
Raphaella Lima, Cybele Pettus, Ben Werdegar – FIFA 22