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Guild of Music Supervisors Announces 11th Annual Award Nominees


Music SupervisorsThe Guild of Music Supervisors has announced the nominees for its 11th annual awards, celebrating outstanding achievement in the craft of Music Supervision in film, television, games, advertising, and trailers. The 11th Annual Guild of Music Supervisors Awards ceremony will take place virtually on Sunday, April 11.

Maureen Crowe
Maureen Crowe

Maureen Crowe, the founding President of the Guild of Music Supervisors, will receive the organization’s prestigious Legacy Award, honoring those music supervisors who have excelled within the craft of music supervision. As announced earlier, this year’s Icon Award honoree will be the legendary Quincy Jones. Both will receive their honors at the virtual ceremony.

Pixar’s SoulBill & Ted Face the MusicEurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire SagaI’m Your WomanMa Rainey’s Black BottomPalm Springs and Promising Young Woman were nominated in the motion picture category (of which there are four for various budgets), while Better Call SaulWatchmenThe Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You were nominated for music supervision on television.

In the Best Song Written and/or Recorded for Film and the coinciding television category, the Songwriters, Artists and Music Supervisors are all nominated together. On the film side, the nominees were “Turntables” from All In: The Fight for Democracy, “Love Myself” from The High Note, “Mark It Work” from Jingle Jangle, “Carried Me With You” from Onward, and “Hear my Voice” from The Trial of the Chicago 7.

You can get more information about the awards at

You can see the full list of 2021 award nominees below:


Best Music Supervision for Film Budgeted Over $25 Million

Jonathan Leahy – Bill & Ted Face The Music
Becky Bentham – Eurovision
Julia Michels – Jingle Jangle
Tom MacDougall – Soul
Angela Leus (uncredited) – Trolls World Tour

Best Music Supervision for Film Budgeted Under $25 Million

Season Kent – Happiest Season
Linda Cohen – The High Note
Dan Wilcox – I’m Your Woman
Kevin Edelman – I Still Believe
Dawn Sutter Madell – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Best Music Supervision for Film Budgeted Under $10 Million

Tracy McKnight – The Half Of It
Liz Gallacher – Military Wives
Robin Urdang – Palm Springs
Susan Jacobs – Promising Young Woman

Best Music Supervision for Film Budgeted Under $5 Million

Jessica Moore – Babyteeth
Greg Danylyshyn – Burden
Dondrea Erauw, Michael Perlmutter – The Cuban
Joe Rodríguez & Javier Nuño – I’m No Longer Here (Ya No Estoy Aquí)
Adèle Ho, Graham Kurzner – Yellow Rose

Best Song Written and/or Recorded for a Film

“Turntables” from All In: The Fight for Democracy
Writer: George “George 2.0” A. Peters II, Janelle “Django Jane” Monáe, Nathaniel Irvin III
Performed By: Janelle Monáe
Music Supervisor: Andrew Gross

“Love Myself” from The High Note
Writer: Greg Kurstin, Sarah Aarons
Performed By: Tracee Ellis Ross
Music Supervisor: Linda Cohen

“Make It Work” from Jingle Jangle
Writer: John Stephens
Performed By: Forest Whitaker, Anika Noni Rose
Music Supervisor: Julia Michels

“Carried Me with You” from Onward
Writer: Brandi Carlile, Phil Hanseroth, Tim Hanseroth
Performed By: Brandi Carlile
Music Supervisor: Tom MacDougall

“Hear My Voice” from The Trial of Chicago 7
Writer: Celeste Waite, Daniel Pemberton
Performed By: Celeste
Music Supervisor: Peter Afterman, Alison Litton


Best Music Supervision – Television Drama

Ashley Neumeister – American Soul – Season 2
Thomas Golubić – Better Call Saul – Season 5
Amanda Krieg Thomas, Alexis Martin Woodall, Ryan Murphy – Hollywood
– Season 1
Sarah Bromberg, Stephanie Diaz-Matos – P-Valley – Season 1
Liza Richardson – Watchmen – Season 1

Best Music Supervision – Television Comedy or Musical

Andrea von Foerster – Daybreak – Season 1
Manish Raval, Alison Rosenfeld, Tom Wolfe – High Fidelity – Season 1
Kier Lehman – Insecure – Season 4
Robin Urdang – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel – Season 3
Matt Biffa – Sex Education – Season 2

Best Music Supervision – Reality Television

Robin Kaye, Ashley Viergever – American Idol – Season 4
Cathy Duncan – America’s Most Musical Family –Season 1
Matthew Hearon-Smith – Legendary – Season 1
Meryl Ginsberg – The Masked Singer – Season 3

Best Music Supervision – Television Movie

Mandi Collier, Frankie Pine – Patsy & Loretta
Liz Gallacher – The Sleepover
Marius de Vries – Stargirl
Warren Fischer, Laura Webb, Lindsay Wolfington – To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You

Best Song Written and/or Recorded for Television

Title: “Build It Up”
Songwriter: Ingrid Michaelson
Artist: Ingrid Michaelson
Program: Little Fires Everywhere
Episode: #108 “Find a Way”
Music Supervisor: Mary Ramos

Title: “Memorized”
Songwriters: Taylor Goldsmith, Siddhartha Khosla
Artist: Blake Stadnik
Program: This Is Us
Episode: #401 “Strangers”
Music Supervisors: Manish Raval, Tom Wolfe

Title: “One Less Angel”
Songwriters: Thomas Mizer, Curtis Moore
Artist: Darius de Haas
Program: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Episode: #301 “Strike Up the Band”
Music Supervisor: Robin Urdang

Title: “The Way It Used to Be”
Songwriters: Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross
Artists: Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
Program: Watchmen
Episode: #106 “This Extraordinary Being”
Music Supervisor: Liza Richardson

Title: “The Whole of the Moon”
Songwriter: Michael Scott
Artist: Fiona Apple
Program: The Affair
Episode: #511
Music Supervisor: Michael Hill


Best Music Supervision for a Documentary

Liz Gallacher-Belushi, Aminé Ramer – Crip Camp
Ian Neil – Crock of Gold: A Few Rounds With Shane MacGowan
Chris Robertson – Jimmy Carter Rock & Roll President
Ed Gerrard – Mr. Soul!

Best Music Supervision in a Docuseries

Jon Ernst – Cheer
Willa Yudell – Helter Skelter: An American Myth
Rudy Chung – The Last Dance
Dan Wilcox – Street Food: Latin America

Best Music Supervision in a Trailer

Mike Lynn – Judas And The Black Messiah
Brian Murphy – Jungleland
Gregory Sweeney – Land
Chase Casanova – Never Rarely Sometimes Always
Mike Lynn – Pieces of A Woman


Best Music Supervision in Advertising (Synch)

David Lapinsky – Procter & Gamble “The Choice”
Andy Hamm – Apple “A Journey Into The Valley Of Fire –
Shot on iPhone”
Mike Ladman – New York Times “Life Needs Truth”
Mike Ladman – Facebook “Never Lost”
Andrew Kahn, Morgan Thoryk – Zillow “The Real Value of Home”

Best Music Supervision in Advertising (Original Music)

Rebecca Grierson – JaxJox “The All-In – One Interactive Studio”
Andrew Kahn, Morgan Thoryk – Xfinity Mobile “Go Your Own Way”
Jessie Kalikow – Apple – “The Magic Of Mini feat. Tierra Whack”
Jonathan Wellbelove – Apple iPhone 12 Pro -“Make Movies Like The Movies”
Mike Ladman – Hennessy “Maurice And The Black Bear School”


Best Music Supervision in a Video Game

Karyn Rachtman – BEYOND BLUE
Eric Craig – Cyberpunk 2077
Cybele Pettus – FIFA 21
Eric Kalver – Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2
Mary Ramos – Wasteland 3

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