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Guild of Music Supervisors Awards: Zola and Encanto‘s Big Wins Ring Loud and Clear

March 20, 2022 10:16 | By

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A24’s Zola and Disney’s Encanto — the first time those two movies have appeared in the same sentence before, no doubt — were among the big winners at the Guild of Music Supervisors‘ 12th annual awards ceremony, which took place on Sunday.

Netflix’s Tick, Tick… Boom! (supervised by Steven Gizicki), and Lionsgate’s comedy Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar (Julianne Jordan, Justine von Winterfeldt) were also among the night’s victors, while HBO’s The White Lotus (Janet Lopez) and Lovecraft Country (Liza Richardson) took the top TV trophies.

Lopez used her thoughtful acceptance speech to thank the music makers of Hawaii and express gratitude for being part of the acclaimed project, which is already shooting Season 2 in Italy.

Elsewhere, Mandi Collier won twice for her work on both Zola and Sylvie’s Love, while Lin-Manuel Miranda added another trophy to his mantle thanks to his Oscar-nominated Encanto song “Dos Oruguitas,” which is sung by Sebastian Yatra.

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13-time Oscar nominee Diane Warren was presented with the Icon Award in recognition of the number of hit tracks she has contributed to movies over the years. Mitchell Leib presented Warren with her award before she in turn presented him with the Guild’s Legacy Award.

Other presenters included Oscar nominees Javier Bardem and Jessica Chastain, BFFs Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo from Barb and Star, Marlon Wayans, Lil Dicky, Glen Hansard, Rufus Wainwright, and Miranda, while Aloe Blacc was among the artists who performed virtually.

Founded in 2010, The Guild of Music Supervisors hosts networking and educational events throughout the year, including the well-respected State of Music in Media Conference.

A complete list of GMSA winners can be found below:

Tick, Tick... Boom!

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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

Lovecraft Country

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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

Val Kilmer

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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