The Guild of Music Supervisors honored the winners of their 12th annual awards in a virtual ceremony held on Sunday.
The Guild of Music Supervisors held its star-studded 12th annual award ceremony this evening virtually, celebrating outstanding achievement in the craft of Music Supervision in film, television, documentaries, games, advertising, and trailers. Oscar-nominated leading actors, iconic songwriters, producers, and composers joined the Guild to honor these Music Supervisor tastemakers, who were recognized for their stellar accomplishments in 2021. Mandi Collier took home a double-win for her work on Sylvie’s Love & Zola. The Oscar-nominated original song “Dos Oruguitas” from Encanto by Lin-Manuel Miranda won for Best Song Written and/or Recorded for a Film.
Playing with the virtual format, Diane Warren and Mitchell Leib presented each other with their respective awards. Warren said to Leib, “You’ve touched something like 400 films in your career, worked with some of the greatest directors, producers, filmmakers, and songwriters, and every artist under the sun, and you are loved by your coworkers and staff which is the greatest testament to being a boss.” Then pulling the lens back, we see they are in the same room and share an embrace as the Legacy Award is given to Leib. Mitchell then adds “[The Guild of Music Supervisors] are calling you an icon for a good reason Diane, you’re the definition of the word – widely recognized, well-established as a brand name, acknowledged for distinctive excellence. 13 Oscar nominations alone? Your first in 1998 was Starships “Nothing Gonna Stop Us Now” from the movie Mannequin. Nobody remembers Mannequin! And the latest nomination for Best Song, this year’s “Somehow You Do,” which is an appropriate title because Diane – somehow you always do – write your next best song.” Music Supervisor Bonnie Greenberg interrupts the tender moment to try and present Warren with the Icon Award exclaiming she commissioned Warren on her past 5 Oscar-nominated songs, but Mitchell eventually does present Warren with the Icon Award, the Guild’s top recognition.
Spotlight Artist Bahari performed their single “Savage”, with Goapele performing the GMS Award-nominated Best Song for Television “Look At Us” from Homecoming, and Aloe Blacc performed the Oscar-nominated song “Somehow You Do” written by GMS Icon Award Honoree Diane Warren.
Presenters from the evening 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 & Lisa Coleman, Laura Karpman, Glen Hansard, and Steve Burns.
The event is produced by the Guild of Music Supervisors Awards Production Committee: President Joel C. High, Vice President Madonna Wade-Reed and former GMS President Thomas Golubić. Show Production is handled by Angelia Bibbs-Sanders from ABS Collective with Talent Producer, Jessica Milten, and Technical Production by Nick Urbom from Big Push Media Group.
The complete winners list for the 12th Annual Guild of Music Supervisors Awards is listed below.
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
The 12th Annual Guild of Music Supervisors Awards were held on March 20.
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