SIXTH ANNUAL GUILD OF MUSIC SUPERVISORS AWARDS
JANUARY 21, 2016 AT THE THEATRE AT ACE HOTEL IN LOS ANGELES

 

The Sixth Annual Guild of Music Supervisors Awards was held on Jan. 21 at the Theater at the Ace Hotel in Lost Angeles. Recognizing outstanding music supervisors in 15 categories, representing movies, television, games, and trailers. A number of new categories were added this year, including best music supervision in a documentary, best song/recording created for a film, and best original song/recording created for television.

Chris Montan, president of Walt Disney Music, received the first Guild of Music Supervisors Award. Montan, who is responsible for the music across Disney’s properties, including animated films, touring shows and theme parks, has been at Disney for more than 30 years.

Performances included Meghan Trainor, BØRNS, and Andra Day.

 

Complete sponsor list included at the bottom of this page. 

WINNERS

 

BEST MUSIC SUPERVISION - FILM OVER 25 MILLION

"50 Shades of Grey" - Music Supervisor - Dana Sano

"Creed" - Music Supervisor - Gabe Hilfer

"Kingsman: The Secret Service" - Music Supervisor - Ian Neil

"Pitch Perfect 2" - Music Supervisor - Julia Michels and Julianne Jordan

WINNER: “Straight Outta Compton” - Music Supervisor - Jojo Villanueva

  

BEST MUSIC SUPERVISION - FILM UNDER 25 MILLION

WINNER: "Carol" – Music Supervisor - Randall Poster

"Paper Towns" - Music Supervisor - Season Kent

"Magic Mike XXL" - Music Supervisor - Season Kent

"The Prophet"  - Music Supervisor - Howard Paar

  

BEST MUSIC SUPERVISION - FILM UNDER 5 MILLION

 WINNER: "The Diary Of A Teenage Girl" - Music Supervisor - Howard Paar

"Miss You Already" - Music Supervisor - Jojo Villanueva & Jennifer Ross

"Tangerine" - Music Supervisor - Matthew Hearon-Smith

"Welcome To Me" - Music Supervisor - Sean Mulligan

"I’ll See you In My Dreams" - Music Supervisor - Natalie Cervelli

 

BEST SONG/RECORDING CREATED FOR A FILM 

“Love Me Like You Do”

From 50 Shades of Grey (Written by Savan Kotecha, Ilya Salmanzadeh,

Tove Lo, Max Martin and Ali Payami)

Performed by Ellie Goulding

Music Supervisor - Dana Sano

 

“One Kind of Love”

From Love and Mercy (Brian Wilson and Scott Bennett; Performed by Brian Wilson)

 

WINNER: “See You Again”

From Furious 7 (DJ Frank E, Charlie Puth, Wiz Khalifa and Andrew Cedar; Performed by Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth)  - UNIVERSAL PICTURES

Music Supervisor - Rachel Levy

 

“Flashlight”

From Pitch Perfect 2 (Sia Fuller, Christian Guzman, Jason Moore

and Sam Smith)

Performed by Hailee Steinfeld and cast. 

Music Supervisors - Julia Michels / Julianne Jordan

 

“Better When I’m Dancing"

From The Peanuts Movie (Meghan Trainor, Thaddeus Dixon)

Performed by Meghan Trainor

Music Supervisor - John Houlihan

 

“The Light That Never Fails”

From Meru (Adrian Gurvitz, Andra Day & Lauren Christy)

Performed by Andra Day.

Music Consultant - Tracy McKnight

FILM (6th Annual)

TELEVISION (6th Annual)

BEST MUSIC SUPERVISION - TELEVISION DRAMA

 "Better Call Saul" — Season 1 - Music Supervisor - Thomas Golubić

WINNER: "Narcos" — Season 1 - Music Supervisor - Liza Richardson

"Teen Wolf" — Season 5A - Music Supervisor - Laura Webb

"The Blacklist" — Season 2 - Music Supervisor - John Bissell

"The Royals" — Season 1 - Music Supervisor - Lindsay Wolfington

  

BEST MUSIC SUPERVISION - TELEVISION MUSICAL OR COMEDY

"Black-ish" — Season 1 - Music Supervisor - Gabe Hilfer

WINNER: "Empire" — Season 1 - Music Supervisor - Jen Ross & Dave Jordan

"Girls" — Season 4 - Music Supervisor - Manish Raval,

Tom Wolfe and Jonathan Leahy

"Jane the Virgin" — Season 1 - Music Supervisor - Kevin Edelman

"Nashville" — Season 3B - Music Supervisor - Frankie Pine

 

BEST MUSIC SUPERVISION - DOCUSERIES OR REALITY TELEVISION 

"America’s Best Dance Crew All-Stars: Road to the VMAs" - Music Supervisors - Joel C. High & Erin Dillon

"American Idol" — Season 14 - Music Supervisor - Robin Kaye

"Best Bars In America" — Season 2 - Music Supervisor - Carrie Hughes

"So You Think You Can Dance" — Season 12 - Music Supervisor - Nancy Severinsen

WINNER: "The Voice" — Season 8 - Music Supervision - Clyde Lieberman & Jill Meyers 

 

BEST MUSIC SUPERVISION - TELEVISION LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE 

"American Crime" - Music Supervisor - Madonna Wade-Reed

WINNER: "Bessie" - Music Supervisors - Evyen Klean & Jennifer Reeve

"Show Me A Hero"

Music Supervisor - Blake Leyh

 

BEST SONG/RECORDING CREATED FOR TELEVISION 

“Long Old Road”

Written by Bessie Smith, Performed by Queen Latifah For Bessie (HBO) 

Music Supervisors: Evyen Klean & Jennifer Reeve

 

“Longer”

Written by Andrea Davidson, Performed by Clare Bowen & Sam Palladio for Nashville (ABC)

Music Supervisor: Frankie Pine

 

“Riverside”

Written by Michael Penn, Performed by Allison Williams for Girls (HBO)

Music Supervisors: Manish Raval, Tom Wolfe and Jonathan Leahy

“Take Me To Texas”

Written by Brandy Clark & Shane McAnally, Performed by George Strait from Texas Rising (History)

Music Supervisor: Greg Cahn

 

WINNER: “You’re So Beautiful” Written by Jim Beanz, Jussie Smollet, & Justin Bostwick, Performed by Jussie Smollet for Empire (FOX) - Music Supervisors: Jen Ross & Dave Jordan

DOCUMENTARY (6th Annual)

BEST MUSIC SUPERVISION - DOCUMENTARY 

"Amy" - Music Supervisor -  Iain Cooke

"Janis: Little Girl Blue" - Music Supervisor - Jonathan McHugh

"The Hunting Ground" - Music Supervisor - Bonnie Greenberg & Christy Gerhart

"Cobain: Montage of Heck" - Music Supervisor - Howard Paar

"Meet The Patels" - Music Supervisor - Brooke Wentz

WINNER: "The Wrecking Crew" - Music Supervisors - Julie Houlihan,

Micki Stern, Suzanne Coffman 

TRAILERS (6th Annual)

BEST MUSIC SUPERVISION IN TRAILERS

WINNER: Steve Jobs (Trailer #2)

Maura Duvall Griffin, Ali Pistoresi – Motive (click to view)

The Martian (Trailer)

Marcy Bulkeley - Wild Card (click to view)

 

The Angry Birds (Teaser)

Jordan Silverberg - Transit (click to view)

 

Captain America Civil War (Trailer)

Sanaz Lavaedian - Mocean (click to view)

 

WINNER: Suicide Squad (Comic Con First Look Trailer)

Bobby Gumm  - Trailer Park (click to view)

VIDEO GAMES (6th Annual)

BEST MUSIC SUPERVISION IN A VIDEO GAME

"Bloodborne - Peter Scaturro, Keith Leary – Sony

"FIFA 16" - Cybele Pettus - EA

WINNER: "Guitar Hero Live" - Brandon Young & Katie Byam - Activision

"Star Wars Battlefront - Steve Schnur - EA

ADVERTISING (6th Annual)

BEST USE OF MUSIC, BRAND

WINNER: Apple

        Make Music with iPad featuring Elliphant an Gaslamp Killer:

(click to view)

        Someday at Christmas featuring Stevie Wonder and Andra Day:

(click to view)

 

Beats

        Marcus Mariota – Ohana featuring Leon Bridges: (click to view)

 

Bacardi

        House Party featuring Jack Wood “Born to Wander”: (click to view)

 

Geico

        It’s What You Do featuring Europe “Final Countdown”: (click to view

 

Nike

        So Fast featuring Eli “Paperboy Reed”: (click to view)

        Last featuring Aretha Franklin: (click to view

        Snow Day featuring Tupac / James Brown mashup: (click to view)

 

 

BEST USE OF MUSIC, MUSIC HOUSE/AGENCY

WINNER: Able Baker

Android "Friends Furever" - Roger Miller "Oo De Lally"

Android "Fingerprints"  - Barry Louis Polisar "I Need You Like a Donut Needs a Hole" : (click to view)

Samsung VR + Lebron James "Let's Go to Work" - Public Enemy "Welcome to the Terrordome": (click to view)

 

Elias (Jason Kramer and Michael Goldstein)

Toyota " Move Mountains"  (click to view)

 

Deutsch (Dave Rocco)

Volkswagen -  (click to view) and (click to view)

Martin Garrix x Tiesto - Team UP:  (click to view)

 

Marmoset

Old Spice:  (click to view

Depactus:  (click to view

 

Walker

Nike “Last”

Coke "Man, Dog”

Google “Zeitgeist 2015”

GUILD OF MUSIC SUPERVISORS

LEGACY AWARD:  CHRIS MONTAN

Chris Montan currently serves as President of Walt Disney Music and in that capacity is responsible for overseeing music for a wide variety of Disney projects including all Disney and Pixar animated feature films, all Disney Theatrical stage productions, as well as the music for Walt Disney Theme Parks and Resorts worldwide. Additionally, he serves as executive music producer for all of the Studio’s animated features and works closely in the story process as well as helping to select musical talent. Among his accomplishments, Variety named him “musical supervisor of the decade" in 1997 for his work on such soundtracks as “The Little Mermaid,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Pretty Woman,” "Sister Act,” “Aladdin,” “The Lion King,” “Pocahontas,” "The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” and “Hercules.” He has been nominated for multiple Grammy® Awards and won Best Original Cast Recording  for “Aida," and Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media for “Frozen.” Under his guidance the Walt Disney Studios has garnered an unprecedented 42 Musical Academy Award® nominations, and 16 Academy Awards in the “Best Song,” "Best Score,” and "Best Musical" categories.

Montan began his association with The Walt Disney Studios in 1984, and three years later was named vice president of music for motion pictures and television. In 1991, he began a four-year stint as senior vice president, music. In 1995, he entered into an exclusive five-year arrangement with Disney to produce motion pictures and provide consultation on a variety of music-related projects. In that role, he served as a producer of the popular 1997 TV musical production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” (starring Whitney Houston and Brandy); and executive produced “Annie," the 1999 television adaptation of the hit stage musical which earned him a Peabody Award for Broadcasting.

Under Montan’s guidance, soundtracks from ten of the Studio’s theatrical releases (“Cocktail,” “Beaches,” “The Little Mermaid,” “Pretty Woman,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Aladdin,” “Pocahontas,” “Tarzan,” “Frozen,” and “The Lion King”) have been certified multi-platinum with the latter having sold over 10 million.

He has exec produced all of the Disney Theatrical stage productions of multiple Tony® winning shows including “Beauty and the Beast,” “The Lion King,” “Aida”, “Tarzan”, “The Little Mermaid,” "Newsies," and the current hit Broadway show “Aladdin.”

Montan began his industry career as a touring musician (with Karla Bonoff) and a songwriter/recording artist on Twentieth Century Records, and has had songs recorded by Jennifer Warnes and Laura Branigan. As the father of a deaf son, he has served as President of the board of Tripod, a program for hearing impaired children. He currently serves on the board of the Carl John Foundation which supports numerous educational and health programs, as well as serving on the board of The Thornton School of Music at USC.