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The awards recognized outstanding Music Supervisors in 14 categories representing Motion Picture, Television, Games, Trailers and Advertising. 


Motion Pictures “Frozen,” “American Hustle,” “The Wolf of Wall Street,” “Gravity,” “Her,” “The Great Gatsby,” “Saving Mr. Banks,” “Inside Llewyn Davis,” are a sampling of films that received nods. “Breaking Bad,” “Scandal,” “True Blood,” “Orange is the New Black,” “Behind the Candelabra,” “Girls,” “American Horror Story,” “Shameless,” “Nashville” and “Boardwalk Empire” are included in the television categories.

Brands Pepsi, Nike, Converse and Apple all received recognition as contenders in the advertising division. In the gaming category, Grand Theft Auto, Metal Gear Rising, Gran Turismo 6, FIFA 14 and NBA Live 14 were highlighted as nominees.


As the film community celebrated the 100 anniversary of Charlie Chaplin arriving in Hollywood to work on Mack Sennett silent films, The Guild of Music Supervisors selected Mack Sennett Studios to host their awards to call attention the role of Music Supervision and existing music has contributed to the history of motion picture. As Irving Thalberg pointed out there has never been a silent movie industry, there’s always been music. The first sound picture, The Jazz Singer, featured both original and existing music in the film. During Oscar week, we focus on the role of music supervision has continued to contribute in all media storytelling with the hope that the Motion Picture Academy recognize this contribution.

The fourth annual Guild of Music Supervisors Awards is sponsored by Interscope, APM, BMG, Audio Network, Megatrax, Ole, Music Box, Warner Chappell Production Music, TAXI, Killer Tracks, ABKCO, 19 Entertainment, SESAC, Harry Warren Entertainment, BMI & FirstCom.


FILM (4th Annual)

Motion Pictures Over 35M:

WINNER: American Hustle – Susan Jacobs
The Great Gatsby – Anton Monsted

The Internship – Dave Jordan & Jojo Villanueva
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty – George Drakoulias
The Wolf Of Wall Street – Randall Poster

Motion Picture Under 35M:

WINNER: Inside Llewyn Davis – T Bone Burnett
Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa – Ben Hochstein
Peeples – Joel C High
Saving Mr. Banks – Matt Sullivan
Warm Bodies – Alex Patsavas

Independent Motion Pictures Under 10M:

The Bling Ring – Brian Reitzell
Francis Ha – George Drakoulias
WINNER: The Place Beyond The Pines – Gabe Hilfer
Thanks For Sharing – Robin Urdang

The Spectacular Now – Gabe Hilfer & Season Kent

Best Film Studio Music Department

20th Century Fox
Epic, The Book Thief, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, The Way, Way Back, Black Nativity, The Heat


About Time, The Best Man Holiday, Despicable Me 2, Fast & Furious 6,
Identity Thief, Kick-Ass 2, Riddick, Rush


Walt Disney Studio
Frozen, Iron Man 3, The Lone Ranger, Monsters University, Oz The Great and Powerful, Saving Mr. Banks, Thor: The Dark World

WINNER: Warner Brothers
Gravity, The Great Gatsby, Her, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,
Man of Steel

Documentary (new category this year)

McConkey – Brooke Wentz
WINNER: Muscle Shoals – Jill Meyers
The Short Game – Jonathan McHugh

TELEVISION (4th Annual)

Best Music Supervision in Television Drama

American Horror Story – P.J. Bloom
Boardwalk Empire – Randall Poster
WINNER: Breaking Bad – Thomas Golubić
Parenthood –
Liza Richardson
Reign – Madonna Wade-Reed
Scandal – Alexandra Patsavas
True Blood – Gary Calamar
The Vampire Diaries – Christopher Mollere

Best Music Supervision in Television Comedy or Musical

Californication – Nora Felder
Enlightened – Janet Lopez
Girls – Manish Raval & Tom Wolfe
Glee – P.J. Bloom
WINNER: Nashville – Frankie Pine
Orange is The New Black – Bruce Gilbert
Shameless – Ann Kline
Smash – Jennifer Ross & JoJo Villanueva

Best Music Supervision in Television Long Form and Movies

WINNER: Behind the Candelabra – Evyen Klean
Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth – Janet Lopez
Remember Sunday – Andrea von Foerster
Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic – Amine Ramer
Sport in America: Our Defining Story – John Houlihan

Best Music Supervision in Reality Television

America’s Got Talent – Meryl Ginsberg
WINNER: American Idol – Robin Kaye
Buckwild – Carrie Hughes

The Challenge: Rivals 2 – Jonathan Weiss
Keeping Up With the Kardashians – Jonathan Weiss
So You Think You Can Dance – Nancy Severinsen
Time of Death – Carrie Hughes
World of Jenks – Laura Webb

Best Television Studio Music Department
(supervised independently and in house)

CBS Television Studios - Samuel Diaz

Beauty And The Beast, Blue Bloods, CSI, Elementary, The Good Wife, Hawaii Five-0, The Millers, NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, Reign, Under The Dome


WINNER: ABC Entertainment | Disney Channel

ABC Entertainment - Dawn Soler:

Criminal Minds, Nashville, Once Upon A Time, Private Practice, Revenge, Scandal

ABC Cable Networks Disney Channel, Disney XD, & ABC Family

Steve Vincent: Austin & Ally, The Fosters, Melissa and Joey, Secret Life of the American Teenager, Shake it Up, Switched at Birth, Teen Beach Movie, Twisted, The Vineyard


Lionsgate - Russell Zeicker

Anger Management, Mad Men, Nashville, Nurse Jackie, Orange is the New Black



Chris Jackson, Alicen Schneider, Stacy Wallen McCarthy

Bates Motel, Being Human, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Chicago Fire, Chicago PD, Covert Affairs, Countdown to the Red Carpet/Live from the Red Carpet 2013, E! Specials: Jason Derulo, OneDirection, Selena Gomez, The Wanted, Definance, Grimm, How I Rock It, Law & Order: SVU, Parks & Recreation, Party On, Playing House, Pop Innovators:, Psych, Royal Pains, Suits, The Wanted Life, Warehouse 13, White Collar Brawlers


Sony TV - Tony Scudellari

Anna Nicole Smith, The Big C, The Blacklist, Bonnie & Clyde, Breaking Bad, Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee, Community, Damages, Drop Dead Diva, The Goldbergs, Happy Endings, Helix, Justified, 

Lizzie Borden Took An Ax, Masters of Sex, Men at Work, Necessary Roughness, Rake, The Sing-Off, Unforgettable

TRAILERS (4th Annual)

Best Music Supervision Trailers

Captain America: The Winter Soldier - Music Supervisors: Toddrick Spalding, Bobby Gumm, Michael Paquette

The Monuments Men - Music Supervisor: Heather Kreamer for Create Advertising

Need For Speed - Music Supervisor: Michael Sherwood

Noah - Music Supervisor: Marcy Bulkeley

The Nut Job - Music Supervisor: Vanessa Jorge Perry

Out of the Furnace - Music Supervisor: Natalie Baartz for Ignition Creative

WINNER: Saving Mr. Banks - Music Supervisor: Maura Duval Griffin for Motive Creative

300: Rise of An Empire - Music Supervisor: Holly Hung for Mob Scene

VIDEO GAMES (4th Annual)

Best Music Supervision Games

FIFA 14 – Electronic Arts - Music Supervisors – EA Music Team

WINNER: Grand Theft Auto V – Rockstar Games - Music Supervisor –

Ivan Pavlovich

Gran Turismo 6 – Sony Computer Entertainment - Music Supervisor –

Alex Hackford

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance – Konami - Music Supervisor –

Jamie Christopherson

NBA LIVE 14 – Electronic Arts - Music Supervisors – EA Music Team & MICK

ADVERTISING (4th Annual)

Music Supervision in Advertising: Brand
(voting for body of work)


WINNER: APPLE - Dave Taylor
iPhone Christmas ad / Music: Cat Power

Converse – Jed Lewis
Shoes are Boring, Wear Sneakers / Music: Black Lips
Converse Rubber Tracks Austin / Music: Hanni El Kathib


Nike – JT Griffith
Lebron James Ad “Training Day” / Music: Mike Will and John Legend
Just Do It ad “Nike Possibilities” / Music: The Kills
Nike Soccer / Golf Ad “Straight Down the Middle” / Music: Bing Crosby – “Straight Down the Middle”


Pepsi Inc – Javier Farfan
Aquafina / Music: Austin Mahone
Mountain Dew / Music: Crash Kings
Pepsi / Music: Bruno Mars

Music Supervision in Advertising
(Music House and Agency, voting for body of work)

Chris Mazur (Oglivy)
British Airways India / Music: Original
British Airway Europe / Music: Original


Dave Rocco (Deutsche)
Taco Bell “We Are Young” / Music: fun.
Volkswagen / Music: Cat Power
Volkswagen Passat / Music: Jim James


WINNER: Jason Kramer (Elias)
Mens Wearhouse / Music: The Heavy
Nissan / Music: M.I.A.


Maxwell Gosling (Little Ears)
Calvin Klein / Music: Olafur Arnalds + Original Music
Cuervo / Music: Original
Royal Enfield / Music: Original


Ryan Matthew Wines (Marmoset)
JCPenney / Music: Divine Fits
Microsoft / Original
Portland Timbers Anthem/ Original

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