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Guild of Music Supervisor Nominations Released

Carey Mulligan (front) stars as "Cassie" and Bo Burnham (back) stars as "Ryan“ in director Emerald Fennell’s PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN, a Focus Features release. Credit : Merie Weismiller Wallace / Focus Features

The Guild of Music Supervisors have announced the nominees for the 11th Annual Guild of Music Supervisors Awards, honoring an eclectic mix of awards frontrunners and exciting projects whose names we haven’t been seeing every day for the last few months. 

Among the nominees in their film categories are heavy hitters like Promising Young Woman and Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, alongside titles like Bill & Ted Face The Music and The High Note, two films with music very much coded into their DNA. 

The Guild honors music supervisors across many forms of media, including television (Watchmen, Insecure, and The Masked Singer are among the nominees), video games (Cyberpunk 2077 and FIFA 21, among others), movie trailers, and more. 

The winners will be announced during a virtual ceremony on April 11th, 2021. 

For the full list of nominees, see below: 


Best Music Supervision for Film Budgeted Over $25 Million

Jonathan Leahy – Bill & Ted Face The Music

Becky Bentham – Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga

Julia Michels – Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey

Tom MacDougall – Soul

Angela Leus – 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

Javier Nuño, Joe Rodríguez – 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: A Christmas Journey

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, Otis Rachtman – BEYOND BLUE

Eric Craig – Cyberpunk 2077

Raphaella Lima, Cybele Pettus, Steve Schnur – FIFA 21

Eric Kalver, Brandon Young – Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2

Mary Ramos – Wasteland 3


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