The Guild of Music Supervisors Award Winners

The 11th Annual GMS Awards Nominees

26 Feb 2021


Here are nominees and winners for the 11th Annual Guild of Music Supervisors (GMS) Awards. APM extends a huge congratulations to all the nominees and winners!







Best Music Supervision for Film Budgeted Over $25 Million

Jonathan Leahy - Bill & Ted Face The Music
Becky Bentham - Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga
Julia Michels - Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey
Tom MacDougall - Soul (Winner)
Angela Leus - Trolls World Tour

Best Music Supervision for Film Budgeted Under $25 Million

Season Kent - Happiest Season
Linda Cohen - The High Note
Dan Wilcox - I’m Your Woman
Kevin Edelman - I Still Believe
Dawn Sutter Madell - Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (Winner)

Best Music Supervision for Film Budgeted Under $10 Million

Tracy McKnight - The Half Of It
Liz Gallacher - Military Wives
Robin Urdang - Palm Springs
Susan Jacobs - Promising Young Woman (Winner)

Best Music Supervision for Film Budgeted Under $5 Million

Jessica Moore - Babyteeth 
Greg Danylyshyn - Burden
Dondrea Erauw, Michael Perlmutter - The Cuban (Winner)
Javier Nuño, Joe Rodríguez - I’m No Longer Here (Ya No Estoy Aquí)
Adèle Ho, Graham Kurzner - Yellow Rose

Best Song Written and/or Recorded for a Film

“Turntables” from All In The Fight for Democracy
Writer: George “George 2.0” A. Peters II, Janelle “Django Jane” Monáe, Nathaniel Irvin III
Performed By: Janelle Monáe
Music Supervisor: Andrew Gross

“Love Myself” from The High Note
Writer: Greg Kurstin, Sarah Aarons 
Performed By: Tracee Ellis Ross
Music Supervisor: Linda Cohen

“Make It Work” from Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey
Writer: John Stephens
Performed By: Forest Whitaker, Anika Noni Rose 
Music Supervisor: Julia Michels

“Carried Me with You” from Onward
Writer: Brandi Carlile, Phil Hanseroth, Tim Hanseroth
Performed By: Brandi Carlile
Music Supervisor: Tom MacDougall

“Hear My Voice” from The Trial of Chicago 7 (Winner)
Writer: Celeste Waite, Daniel Pemberton
Performed By: Celeste
Music Supervisor: Peter Afterman, Alison Litton



Best Music Supervision - Television Drama

Ashley Neumeister – American Soul – Season 2
Thomas Golubić – Better Call Saul – Season 5
Amanda Krieg Thomas, Alexis Martin Woodall, Ryan Murphy – Hollywood – Season 1
Sarah Bromberg, Stephanie Diaz-Matos – P-Valley – Season 1
Liza Richardson – Watchmen – Season 1 (Winner)

Best Music Supervision - Television Comedy or Musical

Andrea von Foerster – Daybreak – Season 1
Manish Raval, Alison Rosenfeld, Tom Wolfe – High Fidelity – Season 1 (Winner)
Kier Lehman – Insecure – Season 4 (Winner)
Robin Urdang – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel – Season 3 (Winner)

Matt Biffa – Sex Education – Season 2
Best Music Supervision - Reality Television

Robin Kaye, Ashley Viergever – American Idol – Season 4
Cathy Duncan – America’s Most Musical Family – Season 1
Matthew Hearon-Smith – Legendary – Season 1
Meryl Ginsberg – The Masked Singer – Season 3 (Winner)

Best Music Supervision - Television Movie

Mandi Collier, Frankie Pine – Patsy & Loretta
Liz Gallacher – The Sleepover
Marius de Vries – Stargirl
Warren Fischer, Laura Webb, Lindsay Wolfington – To All the
Boys: P.S. I Still Love You


Best Song Written and/or Recorded for Television

Title: “Build It Up”
Songwriter: Ingrid Michaelson
Artist: Ingrid Michaelson
Program: Little Fires Everywhere
Episode: #108 “Find a Way”
Music Supervisor: Mary Ramos

Title: “Memorized”
Songwriters: Taylor Goldsmith, Siddhartha Khosla
Artist: Blake Stadnik
Program: This Is Us
Episode: #401 “Strangers”
Music Supervisors: Manish Raval, Tom Wolfe

Title: “One Less Angel”
Songwriters: Thomas Mizer, Curtis Moore
Artist: Darius de Haas
Program: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Episode: #301 “Strike Up the Band”
Music Supervisor: Robin Urdang

Title: “The Way It Used to Be” (Winner)
Songwriters: Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross
Artists: Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
Program: Watchmen
Episode: #106 “This Extraordinary Being”
Music Supervisor: Liza Richardson


Title: “The Whole of the Moon”
Songwriter: Michael Scott
Artist: Fiona Apple
Program: The Affair
Episode: #511
Music Supervisor: Michael Hill


Best Music Supervision for a Documentary

Liz Gallacher - Belushi
Aminé Ramer - Crip Camp (Winner)
Ian Neil - Crock of Gold: A Few Rounds With Shane MacGowan
Chris Robertson - Jimmy Carter Rock & Roll President
Ed Gerrard - Mr. Soul!

Best Music Supervision in a Docuseries

Jon Ernst - Cheer
Willa Yudell - Helter Skelter: An American Myth
Rudy Chung - The Last Dance (Winner)
Dan Wilcox - Street Food: Latin America


Best Music Supervision in a Trailer

Mike Lynn - Judas And The Black Messiah
Brian Murphy - Jungleland
Gregory Sweeney - Land
Chase Casanova - Never Rarely Sometimes Always
Mike Lynn - Pieces of A Woman


Best Music Supervision in Advertising (Synch)

David Lapinsky - Procter & Gamble "The Choice"
Andy Hamm - Apple "A Journey Into The Valley Of Fire - Shot on iPhone" (Winner)
Mike Ladman - New York Times "Life Needs Truth"
Mike Ladman - Facebook "Never Lost"
Andrew Kahn, Morgan Thoryk - Zillow "The Real Value of Home"

Best Music Supervision in Advertising (Original Music)

Rebecca Grierson - JaxJox "The All-In-One Interactive Studio"
Andrew Kahn, Morgan Thoryk - Xfinity Mobile "Go Your Own Way"
Jessie Kalikow - Apple - "The Magic Of Mini feat. Tierra Whack"
Jonathan Wellbelove - Apple iPhone 12 Pro - "Make Movies Like The Movies"
Mike Ladman - Hennessy "Maurice And The Black Bear School" (Winner)


Best Music Supervision in a Video Game

Karyn Rachtman, Otis Rachtman - BEYOND BLUE
Eric Craig - Cyberpunk 2077
Raphaella Lima, Cybele Pettus, Steve Schnur - FIFA 21
Eric Kalver, Brandon Young - Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2 (Winner)
Mary Ramos - Wasteland 3