The nominations, recognizing the craft of music supervision in film, television, games, advertising and trailers, were announced on Thursday (Feb. 25). The awards will be presented virtually on April 11.
The Guild of Music Supervisor Awards differ from the Oscars in several respects. Here, songwriters, artists and music supervisors are recognized in the best song category, rather than just songwriters, as at the Oscars. And the award honors songs that are written for and/or recorded for film. At the Oscars, songs have to be written for the film.
The nominees in the best song written and/or recorded for television category are “Build It Up” from Little Fires Everywhere (performed by Ingrid Michaelson), “Memorized” from This Is Us (performed by Blake Stadnik), “One Less Angel” from The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (performed by Darius de Haas), “The Way It Used to Be” from Watchmen (performed by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross), and “The Whole of the Moon” from The Affair (performed by Fiona Apple).
The guild also announced that Maureen Crowe, the founding president of the Guild of Music Supervisors, will receive the organization’s legacy award. Crowe’s many credits include The Bodyguard, Newsies, Wayne’s World, True Romance, Chicago and The Young Victoria.
As previously announced, Quincy Jones will be this year’s icon award honoree. Jones has won 28 Grammy Awards -- more than any other living person -- a 1977 Emmy for Roots and a 2016 Tony for a revival of The Color Purple. He has received seven Oscar nominations, but has yet to win in competition (though he did receive an honorary Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award in 1994).
Here's a complete list of nominees:
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 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 television
Title: “Build It Up”
Songwriter: Ingrid Michaelson
Artist: Ingrid Michaelson
Program: Little Fires Everywhere
Episode: #108 “Find a Way”
Music Supervisor: Mary Ramos
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
Episode: #106 “This Extraordinary Being”
Music Supervisor: Liza Richardson
Title: “The Whole of the Moon”
Songwriter: Michael Scott
Artist: Fiona Apple
Program: The Affair
Music Supervisor: Michael Hill
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 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"