2023 Guild of Music Supervisors Awards Highlights and Full List of Winners
Guild of Music Supervisors Icon Awardee, Paul Williams. Photo by Ted Reyes
The 2023 Guild of Music Supervisors concluded their awards ceremonies last night at The Wiltern in Los Angeles, California, and awarded the top prize to the song "This is a Life" from the film Everything Everywhere at Once and written by Mitski Miyawaki, David Byrne, and Ryan Lott.
The hit multiverse film's music supervisors won a second award for best music supervision for a film budgeted $25 million and under. The award was presented to Lauren Marie Mikus and Bruce Gilbert.
Anton Monsted won best music supervision for a film budgeted over $25 million for the movie Elvis, and Rob Lowry took home two awards for his work on Cha Cha Real Smooth and Do Revenge.
For Television, Kier Lehman won in the comedy/musical category for Insecure season five, and Nora Felder won best music supervision for a television drama for Stranger Things season four.
Legendary composer Paul Williams received the GMS Icon Award for his contributions to the industry.
Other highlights include:
- Ruth B's opening performance of Paper Airplanes from A Jazzman's Blues
- Macy Gray's performance of her hit song I Try as a tribute to the late Pilar McCurry
- Gaby Moreno's performance of A Song in My Heart from The Valet
- Joy Oladokun's performance of the song Pride
The event, which recognizes outstanding music supervision in film, television, advertising, trailers, and video games, is one of the most anticipated events in the entertainment industry. The GMS Awards also serve as a platform for emerging talent in the music industry. The awards are an excellent opportunity for new and upcoming music supervisors to showcase their work to industry professionals and audiences worldwide.
Winner of the Best Music Supervision Award for Television Drama: Nora Felder – Stranger Things Season 4. Photo by Ted Reyes
Here's the full list of winners
- Best song written and/or recorded for a film: "This Is a Life" from Everything Everywhere All at Once
- Best music supervision for film budgeted over $25 million: Anton Monsted – Elvis
- Best music supervision for film budgeted $25 million and under: Lauren Marie Mikus, Bruce Gilbert – Everything Everywhere All at Once
- Best music supervision for film budgeted $10 million and under: Rob Lowry – Cha Cha Real Smooth
- Best music supervision for a non-theatrically released film: Rob Lowry – Do Revenge
- Best song written and/or recorded for television: "Perfect Day" from Better Call Saul – Season 6 Episode. 9
- Best music supervision – television comedy or musical: Kier Lehman – Insecure Season 5
- Best music supervision – television drama: Nora Felder – Stranger Things Season 4
- Best music supervision – reality television: Adam Brodsky, Rivka Rose – The Come Up Season 1
- Best music supervision for a documentary: Allison Wood – Tony Hawk: Until the Wheels Fall Off
- Best music supervision in a docuseries: Amanda Krieg Thomas – The Andy Warhol Diaries
- Best music supervision in a video game (synch): Dylan Bostick, Josh Kessler – Saint's Row V
- Best music supervision in a video game (original): Steve Schnur – Battlefield 2042 DLC – Season 1 – Zero Hour | Season 2 – Master of Arms | Season 3 – Escalation; Composers: Hildur Guðnadóttir, Sam Slater
- Best music supervision in a trailer: Evelin Garcia – Black Panther: Wakanda Forever – Teaser "Leaders"
- Best music supervision in a trailer – series: Deric Berberabe, Jordan Silverberg – The White Lotus – Season 2: Lindsey Kohon, Naaman Snell – Destiny 2: The Witch Queen – Launch Trailer
- Best music supervision in advertising (synch): Abbey Hendrix, Jonathan Wellbelove – Apple – The Greatest: Sunny Kapoor, Mike Ladman, Brad Nayman, Brandy Ricker – Meta – Good Ideas Deserve to be Found: A (Slightly) Life-Changing Story