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BILLBOARD: Beyonce vs. Jay-Z at 2022 Guild of Music Supervisors Awards

Beyoncé accepts the Best Rap Performance award for 'Savage' onstage during the 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards at Los Angeles Convention Center on March 14, 2021 in Los Angeles. Kevin Winter/Getty Images for The Recording Academy

Article written by Paul Grein

Many fans were hoping for a Beyoncé vs. Jay-Z showdown at the 94th annual Academy Awards. It would have been historic — the first time a husband and wife competed in the same category. It didn’t come to pass — Beyoncé’s “Be Alive” from King Richard was nominated for best original song on Feb. 8, but Jay-Z’s “Guns Go Bang” from The Harder They Fall missed the cut. But the power pair are competing for best song written and/or recorded for a film at the 2022 Guild of Music Supervisors Awards. The 12th annual GMS Awards nominations were announced on Thursday (Feb. 10).

The Carters are competing with Lin-Manuel Miranda‘s “Dos Oruguitas” from Encanto, which is also Oscar-nominated, as well as two songs that weren’t even shortlisted (much less nominated) for an Oscar: “My Father’s Daughter” from Flag Day and “Fire in the Sky” from Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.

The GMS Awards will be presented on March 20, one week before the 94th annual Academy Awards will be presented at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. The GMS Awards will be held midway through the final-round voting period for the Oscars (March 17-22), so a win here could help in Oscar balloting for best original song.

Diane Warren, whose “Somehow You Do” from Four Good Days is Oscar-nominated, will receive the Icon Award at the GMS Awards, as previously announced.

Winning a GMS Award is no guarantee of Oscar success. “Hear My Voice” from The Trial of the Chicago 7 won the GMS Award last year. It was nominated for an Oscar, but lost to “Fight for You” from Judas and the Black Messiah.

The GMS Awards don’t have categories to honor film scorers. Their focus is on music supervision in film, television, documentaries, trailers, advertising, and video games. For more information on the ceremony, visit

The Guild of Music Supervisors is a nonprofit organization that was founded in 2010 with the goal of promoting the role of the music supervisor in all forms of media. The guild holds educational and networking events throughout the year, including the annual State of Music in Media Conference.

Here’s the complete list of 2022 GMS Awards nominees.

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