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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.


Guild Awards: 14 categories, 77 nominees

1) Best Music Supervision in Television Comedy or Musical

1. Californication – Nora Felder
2. Enlightened – Janet Lopez
3. Girls – Manish Raval & Tom Wolfe
4. Glee – P.J. Bloom
5. Nashville – Frankie Pine (WINNER)
6. Orange is The New Black – Bruce Gilbert
7. Shameless – Ann Kline
8. Smash – Jennifer Ross & JoJo Villanueva

2) Best Music Supervision in Television Drama

1. American Horror Story – P.J. Bloom
2. Boardwalk Empire – Randall Poster
3. Breaking Bad – Thomas Golubić (WINNER)
4. Parenthood – Liza Richardson
5. Reign – Madonna Wade-Reed
6. Scandal – Alexandra Patsavas
7. True Blood – Gary Calamar
8. The Vampire Diaries – Christopher Mollere

3) Best Music Supervision in Television Long Form and Movies

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

4) Best Music Supervision in Reality Television

1. America’s Got Talent – Meryl Ginsberg
2. American Idol – Robin Kaye (WINNER)
3. Buckwild – Carrie Hughes
4. The Challenge: Rivals 2 – Jonathan Weiss
5. Keeping Up With the Kardashians – Jonathan Weiss
6. So You Think You Can Dance – Nancy Severinsen
7. Time of Death – Carrie Hughes
8. World of Jenks – Laura Webb

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

1. CBS Television Studios - Samuel Diaz

Beauty And The BeastBlue BloodsCSIElementaryThe Good WifeHawaii Five-0

The MillersNCISNCIS: Los AngelesReignUnder The Dome


2. ABC Entertainment | Disney Channel (WINNER)

ABC Entertainment - Dawn Soler:

Criminal MindsNashvilleOnce Upon A TimePrivate PracticeRevengeScandal


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


3. Lionsgate - Russell Zeicker

Anger ManagementMad MenNashvilleNurse JackieOrange is the New Black


4. NBCUniversal - Chris Jackson, Alicen Schneider, Stacy Wallen McCarthy

Bates MotelBeing HumanBrooklyn Nine-NineChicago FireChicago PD, Covert Affairs,

Countdown to the Red Carpet/Live from the Red Carpet 2013,

E! Specials: Jason Derulo, OneDirection, Selena Gomez, The Wanted,

Definance, GrimmHow I Rock ItLaw & Order: SVUParks & RecreationParty OnPlaying HousePop Innovators: will.i.amPsychRoyal PainsSuitsThe Wanted LifeWarehouse 13White Collar Brawlers


5. Sony TV - Tony Scudellari

Anna Nicole SmithThe Big CThe BlacklistBonnie & ClydeBreaking BadComedians In Cars Getting CoffeeCommunityDamagesDrop Dead DivaThe GoldbergsHappy EndingsHelixJustified

Lizzie Borden Took An AxMasters of SexMen at WorkNecessary RoughnessRakeThe Sing-OffUnforgettable


Best Music Supervision in Motion Picture
6) Documentary (new)

1. McConkey – Brooke Wentz
2. Muscle Shoals – Jill Meyers (WINNER)
3. The Short Game – Jonathan McHugh

7) Independent Motion Pictures Under 10M:

1. The Bling Ring – Brian Reitzell
2. Francis Ha – George Drakoulias
3. The Place Beyond The Pines – Gabe Hilfer (WINNER)
4. Thanks For Sharing – Robin Urdang
5. The Spectacular Now – Gabe Hilfer & Season Kent

8) Motion Picture Under 35M:

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

9) Motion Pictures Over 35M:

1. American Hustle – Susan Jacobs (WINNER)
2. The Great Gatsby – Anton Monsted
3. The Internship – Dave Jordan & Jojo Villanueva
4. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty – George Drakoulias
5. The Wolf Of Wall Street – Randall Poster

10) Best Film Studio Music Department

1. 20th Century Fox
Epic, The Book Thief, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, The Way, Way Back, Black Nativity, The Heat

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

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

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

11) Best Music Supervision Games

1. FIFA 14 – Electronic Arts
Music Supervisors – EA Music Team

2. Grand Theft Auto V – Rockstar Games
Music Supervisor – Ivan Pavlovich (WINNER)

3. Gran Turismo 6 – Sony Computer Entertainment
Music Supervisor – Alex Hackford

4. Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance – Konami
Music Supervisor – Jamie Christopherson

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

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

1. APPLE- Dave Taylor (WINNER)
iPhone Christmas ad / Music: Cat Power

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

3. 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”

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

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

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

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

3. Jason Kramer (Elias) (WINNER)
Mens Wearhouse / Music: The Heavy

Nissan / Music: M.I.A.

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

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


14) Best Music Supervision Trailers

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

2. The Monuments Men
Music Supervisor: Heather Kreamer for Create Advertising

3. Need For Speed
Music Supervisor: Michael Sherwood

4. Noah
Music Supervisor: Marcy Bulkeley

5. The Nut Job
Music Supervisor: Vanessa Jorge Perry

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

7. Saving Mr. Banks
Music Supervisor: Maura Duval Griffin for Motive Creative (WINNER)

8. 300: Rise of An Empire
Music Supervisor: Holly Hung for Mob Scene


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 and First Com.

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