14th Annual Guild of Music Supervisors Awards Nominations

The Guild of Music Supervisors (“GMS”) are excited to announce the nominations of their 14th Annual Guild of Music Supervisors Awards.

The winners will be revealed at an in-person and virtual awards gala at The Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday, March 3rd, 2024. The ceremony honors outstanding achievement in the craft of Music Supervision in film, television, documentaries, advertising, trailers, and video games. Tickets are made available only to members of GMS and their Friends of the Guild subscribers – consider joining The Guild of Music Supervisors today. The recipients of the Icon and Legacy Awards will be announced at a later date.

Barbie leads this year’s contenders earning three nominations across Best Music Supervision for Film Budgeted Over $25 Million, and two for Best Song Written and/or Recorded for a Film. The award recognizes both the work of music supervisor George Drakoulias as well as the songwriters Billie Eilish & Finneas for the song “What Was I Made For?” and Mark Ronson & Andrew Wyatt for the song “I’m Just Ken”. Other film contenders include Maestro, Saltburn, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, Past Lives, and more. Top TV contenders include Daisy Jones & The Six, The White Lotus, Welcome to Chippendales, Yellowjackets, and others.

The music supervisors with the most nominations include Mike Ladman and Mara Techam for their outstanding work in Adverting for brands like Levis, The New York Times, Hennessy, and more. They each receive five nominations. After winning the Primetime Emmy for his work on The White Lotus earlier this month, Gabe Hilfer receives a nomination for his music supervision on the HBO series.

Final voting opens on January 24 at 3 PM PT and will run through February 9 at 6 PM PT.

ALL NOMINATIONS FOR THE 14TH ANNUAL GUILD OF MUSIC SUPERVISOR AWARDS

FILM

Best Music Supervision for Film Budgeted Over $25 Million

  • Matt Aberle – “The Holdovers”
  • Deva Anderson, Rachel Lautzenheiser – “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3”
  • Stephanie Diaz-Matos, Philippe Pierre – “They Cloned Tyrone”
  • George Drakoulias – “Barbie”
  • Steven Gizicki – “Maestro”
  • Kirsten Lane – “Saltburn”
  • Kier Lehman – “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse”
  • Frankie Pine – “Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret.”
  • James A. Taylor – “Wonka”
  • Andrea von Foerster – “Air”

Best Music Supervision for Film Budgeted $25 Million And Under

  • Lucy Bright – “The Iron Claw”
  • Kevin Edelman – “Jesus Revolution”
  • Connie Farr – “All of Us Strangers”
  • Carly Hildebrand, Natalie Hayden – “Polite Society”
  • Vanessa Jorge Perry – “Flamin’ Hot”
  • Toko Nagata – “Joy Ride”

Best Music Supervision for Film Budgeted $10 Million And Under

  • Adam Bennati – “Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe”
  • Jody Colero – “Brother”
  • Meghan Currier – “Past Lives”
  • Tracy McKnight – “Somewhere in Queens”
  • Howard Paar – “Eileen”
  • Andy Ross, Ben Sokoler – “War Pony”
  • Michael Turner – “Paint”
  • Lindsay Wolfington – “Theater Camp”

Best Music Supervision for a Non-Theatrically Released Film

  • Angela Asistio – “Chang Can Dunk”
  • Linda Cohen – “Please Don’t Destroy: The Treasure of Foggy Mountain”
  • David Fish – “Rye Lane”
  • Liz Gallacher – “Sitting in Bars with Cake”
  • Rob Lowry, Tracy McKnight – “Family Switch”
  • Toko Nagata – “Totally Killer”
  • Javier Nuño, Joe Rodríguez – “A Million Miles Away”
  • Wyler Sanca – “Heist 88”
  • Derryck “Big Tank” Thornton – “Praise This”

Best Song Written and/or Recorded for a Film

  • “Am I Dreaming” – Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse
    • Songwriters: Mike Dean, Peter Lee Johnson, Rakim Mayers, Roisee, Leland Wayne, Landon Wayne
    • Performers: Metro Boomin, A$AP Rocky, Roisee
    • Music Supervisor: Kier Lehman
  • “Camp Isn’t Home” – Theater Camp
    • Songwriters: Noah Galvin, Molly Gordon, Nick Lieberman, Ben Platt, Mark Sonnenblick
    • Performers: Alexander Bello, Bailee Bonick, Donovan Colan, Noah Galvin, Molly Gordon, Luke Islam, Madisen Lora, Kyndra Sanchez, Jack Sobolewski, Quinn Titcomb
    • Music Supervisor: Lindsay Wolfington
  • “Can’t Catch Me Now” – The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes
    • Songwriters: Dan Nigro, Olivia Rodrigo
    • Performer: Olivia Rodrigo
    • Music Supervisor: Hillary Holmes
  • “I’m Just Ken” – Barbie
    • Songwriters: Mark Ronson, Andrew Wyatt
    • Performer: Ryan Gosling
    • Music Supervisor: George Drakoulias
  • “It Never Went Away” – American Symphony
    • Songwriters: Jon Batiste, Dan Wilson
    • Performer: Jon Batiste
    • Music Supervisor: Priya Autrey
  • “JUICY” – Joy Ride
    • Songwriters: Isak Alvedahl, Kirubel Swedin, Sandra Wikstrom
    • Performer: Ramengvrl
    • Music Supervisor: Toko Nagata
  • “Little Bit ‘O Soul” – Totally Killer
    • Songwriters: John Carter, Kenneth Hawker
    • Performer: The Linda Lindas
    • Music Supervisor: Toko Nagata
  • “Quiet Eyes” – Past Lives
    • Songwriters: Zachary Dawes, Sharon Van Etten
    • Performer: Sharon Van Etten
    • Music Supervisor: Meghan Currier
  • “Road to Freedom” – Rustin
    • Songwriter: Lenny Kravitz
    • Performer: Lenny Kravitz
    • Music Supervisor: Barry Cole
  • “What Was I Made For?” – Barbie
    • Songwriters: Billie Eilish O’Connell, Finneas O’Connell
    • Performer: Billie Eilish
    • Music Supervisor: George Drakoulias

TELEVISION

Best Music Supervision – Television Drama

  • Ed Bailie, Abi Leland, Toby Williams – Top Boy Season 3
  • Zoë Ellen Bryant, Pete Saville – I Hate Suzie Too Season 2
  • Rick Clark – Dark Winds Season 2
  • Nora Felder – Yellowjackets Season 2
  • Gabe Hilfer – The White Lotus Season 2
  • Jonathan Leahy, Manish Raval, Tom Wolfe – Welcome to Chippendales Season 1
  • Janine Scalise – The L Word: Generation Q Season 3

Best Music Supervision – Television Comedy or Musical

  • Matt Biffa – Sex Education Season 4
  • Leah Harrison – I’m a Virgo Season 1
  • Mike Moreno – Mariachis Season 1
  • Javier Nuño, One Six, Joe Rodríguez – Neon Season 1
  • Frankie Pine – Daisy Jones & The Six Season 1
  • Robin Urdang – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Season 5
  • Justine von Winterfeldt – Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin Season 1
  • Laura Webb, Lindsay Wolfington – XO, Kitty Season 1

Best Music Supervision – Reality Television

  • Greg Danylyshyn – Teen Mom: The Next Chapter Season 1
  • Peter Davis – Are You The One? Season 9
  • Jon Ernst – Love Is Blind Season 5
  • Carrie Hughes – Love & Hip Hop: Miami Season 5
  • Sara Torres, Jordan Young – Love Island USA Season 5

Best Song Written and/or Recorded for Television

  • “A Beautiful Game” – Ted Lasso
    • Songwriters: Max Martin, Ed Sheeran, Foy Vance
    • Performer: Ed Sheeran
    • Music Supervisors: Christa Miller, Tony Von Pervieux
  • “City On Fire” – City on Fire
    • Songwriter: Zach Ellis
    • Performer: Ex Post Facto
    • Music Supervisor: Jonathan Leahy
  • “Esperando Pelitos” – Big Mouth
    • Songwriter: Lin-Manuel Miranda
    • Performers: Robin De Jesús, PJ Sin Suela
    • Music Supervisor: Amanda Krieg Thomas
  • “I Found You” – The L Word: Generation Q
    • Songwriters: Annalia Marie Mallory, Viv Parker, Lexxi Taylor Saal
    • Performer: India Carney
    • Music Supervisor: Janine Scalise
  • “Look At Us Now (Honeycomb)” – Daisy Jones & The Six
    • Songwriters: Jason Boesel, Blake Mills, Marcus Mumford, Johnathan Rice, Stephony Smith
    • Performer: Daisy Jones & The Six
    • Music Supervisor: Frankie Pine
  • “The Manster (Dr. Hunkenstein’s Theme)” – Welcome to Chippendales
    • Songwriters: Dan Bern, Siddhartha Khosla, Robert Siegel, Mike Viola
    • Performer: Welcome to Chippendales cast
    • Music Supervisors: Jonathan Leahy, Manish Raval, Tom Wolfe
  • “Pussy Don’t Lie” – Big Mouth
    • Songwriters: Megan Pete, Mark Rivers
    • Performer: Megan Thee Stallion
    • Music Supervisor: Amanda Krieg Thomas
  • “Staplehead” – Poker Face
    • Songwriters: John Darnielle, Jamey Jasta
    • Performer: Doxxxology
    • Music Supervisor: Thomas Golubić

DOCUMENTARIES

Best Music Supervision for a Documentary

  • Justin Feldman – All Up in the Biz
  • Jonathan Finegold – Little Richard: I Am Everything
  • Joel C. High – Maxine’s Baby: The Tyler Perry Story
  • Susan Jacobs – Wild Life
  • Aminé Ramer, Andrea von Foerster – Peter Case: A Million Miles Away
  • Amani “Burt Blackarach” Smith – Stamped from the Beginning
  • Allison Wood – Last Stop Larrimah

Best Music Supervision in a Docuseries

  • Janet Billig Rich, Lisa Moberly – Dear Mama Season 1
  • James Cartwright – Muscles & Mayhem: An Unauthorized Story of American Gladiators Season 1
  • Kyle McKeveny, Joe Rudge – The Super Models Season 1
  • Andrea von Foerster – Welcome to Wrexham Season 2
  • Willa Yudell – Arnold Season 1

ADVERTISING

Best Music Supervision in Advertising (Synch)

  • Jeremy Daw, JT Griffith – Nike: A Feel for Every You
  • Andrew Kahn, Morgan Thoryk – Check ‘Em Out
  • Sunny Kapoor, Mike Ladman, Mara Techam – Going Out in Style in the Greatest Story Ever Worn
  • Sunny Kapoor, Mike Ladman, Brandy Ricker, Mara Techam – One Fair Exchange in the Greatest Story Ever Worn
  • Mike Ladman, Mara Techam – Rumble
  • Sara Matarazzo, Stephanie Pigott, Danielle Soury – American Gothic
  • Scott McDaniel – Run This Town – The Road to Halftime Starts on Rihanna Drive
  • Lilah Obregon-Wilson – Wear Your Shine – The Coach Shine Collection
  • Jonathan Wellbelove – iPhone 14 – Action Mode

Best Music Supervision in Advertising (Original Music)

  • Abbey Hendrix, Mika Sheerin, Jonathan Wellbelove – iPhone 15 Pro – On with the Show
  • Mike Ladman, Mara Techam – Unshattered
  • Mike Ladman, Mara Techam – More of Life Brought to Life – Sneakers
  • Sara Matarazzo, Stephanie Pigott, Danielle Soury – Xbox Series X|S – Wake Up and Dream
  • Nicole Palko, Jonathan Wellbelove – iPhone 15 Plus – Miss You

TRAILERS

Best Music Supervision in a Trailer – Film

  • Maggie Baron – Problemista – Official Trailer
  • Deric Berberabe, Jordan Silverberg – Killers of the Flower Moon – Official Trailer 2
  • Calum Brice-Stevens – All of Us Strangers – Official Trailer
  • Danny Exum, Derek Liner – Sisu – Official Trailer
  • Bobby Gumm – Damsel – Official Trailer
  • Angel Mendoza – Killers of the Flower Moon – Official Teaser Trailer
  • Scenery Samundra, Gregory Sweeney – Priscilla – Official Trailer

Best Music Supervision in a Trailer – Series

  • Isaac Allaway, Eduardo Fontes Williams – The Crown Season 6 – Part 2 Trailer
  • Maggie Baron – The Idol – Official Teaser Trailer
  • Deric Berberabe, Jordan Silverberg – Monarch: Legacy of Monsters – Official Trailer
  • Deric Berberabe, Jordan Silverberg – Swarm – Official Trailer
  • Bobby Gumm – The Witcher Season 3 – Official Trailer
  • Rochelle Holguin Cappello, Katie Pool – Yellowjackets Season 2 – Official Trailer
  • Sanaz Lavaedian, Marina Polites – Griselda – Official Trailer

Best Music Supervision in a Trailer – Video Game & Interactive

  • Jonny Altepeter, Peter Li – VALORANT – Iso Agent Trailer – MYTHS
  • Rebecca Bergman, Brian Murphy – Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League – Official Justice League Trailer – “No More Heroes”
  • Chris Fox, Kyle Hopkins – South of Midnight – Announce Trailer
  • Lindsey Kohon, Naaman Snell, Ryan Tomlin, Brandon Young – Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III – Gameplay Reveal Trailer
  • Raphaella Lima, Michael Sherwood – Apex Legends: Ignite Launch Trailer
  • Nick Maker – Marathon – Official Announce Trailer
  • Ryan Tomlin, Brandon Young – Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III – Makarov Reveal Trailer

VIDEO GAMES

Best Music Supervision in a Video Game (Synch)

  • Alex Hackford – Marvel’s Spider-Man 2
  • Alex Hackford, Sophie Levine, Monty Mudd – MLB ’23: The Show
  • Maya Halfon Cordova – Forza Horizon 5: Rally Adventure
  • Raphaella Lima, Cybele Pettus, Steve Schnur – EA SPORTS FC 24
  • Raphaella Lima, Cybele Pettus, Steve Schnur – F1 23
  • Raphaella Lima, Cybele Pettus, Steve Schnur – Madden NFL 24
  • Ryan Tomlin, Brandon Young – Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II, Season 2-6

Best Music Supervision in a Video Game (Original Music)

  • Alex Hackford, Scott Hanau, Keith Leary – Marvel’s Spider-Man 2
    Composer: John Paesano
  • Simon Landry, Alex Riviere – Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora
    Composer: Pinar Toprak
  • Steve Schnur – Star Wars Jedi: Survivor
    Composers: Stephen Barton, Gordy Haab
  • Jaren Tolman – Hogwarts Legacy
    Composers: Peter Murray, Chuck E. Myers, J. Scott Rakozy
  • Austin Wintory – Stray Gods: The Roleplaying Musical
    Composers: Montaigne, Tripod, Austin Wintory
  • Brandon Young – Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III
    Composer: Walter Mair
The 14th Annual Guild of Music Supervisors Awards will be held on March 3, 2024.

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Danielle Solzman

Danielle Solzman is native of Louisville, KY, and holds a BA in Public Relations from Northern Kentucky University and a MA in Media Communications from Webster University. She roots for her beloved Kentucky Wildcats, St. Louis Cardinals, Indianapolis Colts, and Boston Celtics. Living less than a mile away from Wrigley Field in Chicago, she is an active reader (sports/entertainment/history/biographies/select fiction) and involved with the Chicago improv scene. She also sees many movies and reviews them. She has previously written for Redbird Rants, Wildcat Blue Nation, and Hidden Remote/Flicksided. From April 2016 through May 2017, her film reviews can be found on Creators.

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