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BILLBOARD: Marc Shaiman Talks Guild of Music Supervisors Icon Award & Expecting to Lose to Lady Gaga

The ninth annual Guild of Music Supervisors Awards ceremony took place Wednesday night at the Theatre at the Ace Hotel in Los Angeles, recognizing achievements made in music supervision and exemplary work in 18 categories across movies, television, games, advertising and trailers. One of those honorees was award-winning composer and songwriter Marc Shaiman, most recently recognized for his work on Mary Poppins Returns, who received the prestigious Icon Award at the event and shared his excitement with Billboard before the ceremony. "The longevity becomes something you're really proud about and I'm very excited to be part of this night," Shaiman says. "And the group of people, the music supervisors, are very much like the lifeblood of modern movie music. So it's a good crowd."

Shaiman’s film credits include Sleepless in Seattle, Patch AdamsSouth Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut, When Harry Met Sally and The Bucket List. Some of his television credits include SNL’s Sweeney Sisters, Smash and appearances with Neil Patrick Harris, Jenifer Lewis and Jennifer Hudson. Besides Hairspray, his and composer Scott Wittman’s other original Broadway musicals include Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me and Catch Me If You Can.

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