Winners of the 14th Annual Guild of Music Supervisors Awards

The Guild of Music Supervisors marked its 14th anniversary of honoring outstanding achievements in music supervision with a grand awards gala at The Wiltern in Los Angeles on March 3rd. Evolving from its humble origins as a breakfast gathering 14 years ago, this milestone celebration united the close-knit music supervision community spanning film, television, advertising, gaming, and music realms.

The Best Song Written and/or Recorded for a Film award was presented to ‘What Was I Made For?’ from Barbie, with Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell accepting the honor. Billie expressed her gratitude, describing it as a tremendous honor and thanking everyone in attendance. She thanked Margo Robbie for her portrayal of Barbie and Greta Gerwig for bringing Barbie to life. Finneas took a moment to acknowledge Barbie’s music supervisor, George Drakoulias, emphasizing the importance of supervisors in their careers and touching on the award’s significance. He extended his appreciation to every supervisor who had featured their music, giving special mention to Andrea von Foerster for initially syncing their song ‘Ocean Eyes.’ Their heartfelt acknowledgments underscored the industry’s collaborative nature and music supervisors’ impact on artists’ success.

Top honors in the film categories went to Barbie (music supervisor George Drakoulias), while Joy Ride (music supervisor Toko Nagata) and Theater Camp (music supervisor Lindsay Wolfington) won in the other film categories.

HBO’s The White Lotus (music supervisor Gabe Hilfer) claimed the top prize for television drama. Amazon Video’s Daisy Jones & The Six (music supervisor Frankie Pine) won the award for best music supervision in a TV comedy or musical.

Jonathan Finegold took home top honors in the documentary category for Little Richard: I Am Everything. At the same time, Andrea von Foerster won the docuseries category for her work in Welcome to Wrexham. Carrie Hughes received the award for best music supervision in reality TV for her work in Love & Hip Hop: Miami (Season 5).

The Guild of Music Supervisors honored Allan Mason with the GMS Legacy Award for his remarkable contributions to the field of music supervision. He is known for his work on iconic films like Benny and Joon, which catapulted The Proclaimers track ‘I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)‘ to stardom, and classics like Good Morning Vietnam and Rain Man. Mason’s influence on modern music supervision was profound, with Good Morning Vietnam particularly cited for redefining the role. Despite his low-key demeanor and aversion to the limelight, Mason’s passion for music and unparalleled knowledge earned him the trust of directors, allowing him to work his magic behind the scenes. Receiving the award from Fred Jasper, Mason expressed gratitude to those who supported him. He credited his lifelong love for music to his upbringing, particularly the influence of his parents’ jukeboxes, and thanked Barry Levinson for giving him his first opportunity. Notably, Mason attributed much of his success to his loyal companion, Benny the dog, who joined him on stage to accept the award. In a heartfelt moment, Mason acknowledged Benny’s presence at the ceremony, affirming that his furry friend was his most cherished plus one.

Robbie Robertson was posthumously awarded the 2024 Guild of Music Supervisors Icon Award for his profound impact and lasting legacy in music supervision. As a legendary musician, songwriter, and producer, Robertson’s contributions to the world of music transcended genres and mediums. His work with The Band and as a solo artist left an indelible mark on the industry, influencing countless artists and shaping the sound of generations. Additionally, Robertson’s collaborations with renowned directors such as Martin Scorsese on iconic films like The Last Waltz and Raging Bull further solidified his status as a visionary in the realm of music and film. Despite his passing, Robertson’s innovative spirit and enduring influence continue to inspire music supervisors and creators worldwide. 

Joel C. High took the stage to introduce a special performance featuring Margo Price, Robert Randolph, and Jarius Mozee, who would be performing Robbie Robertson’s original song ‘Evangeline’ from The Last Waltz. High reminisced about his high school days with Robbie’s daughter, Delphine, and fondly recalled meeting Robbie himself, finding him to be exceptionally cool. He spoke of Robertson’s profound influence on his own career, highlighting how Robertson’s approach to music supervision went beyond mere selection, emphasizing the craft and artistry involved. High noted that all three of Robertson’s children are involved in music. In a touching moment, High presented the award to Robbie’s family, honoring Robertson’s enduring legacy and his family’s continued contribution to the world of music.

Awards attendees also enjoyed performances by Spotlight Artist D4VD who performed his gold-certified track ‘Romantic Homicide’, as well as India Carney performing her GMS nominated ‘I Found You’ from The L Word: Generation Q. Dan Wilson took the stage to perform the song ‘It Never Went Away,’ from American Symphony.

This year’s presenters included Mark Ronson, Tyrese Gibson, Nia Vardalos, Ben Platt, Noah Galvin, Luca Guadagnino, PJ Morton, Crystal Methyd, Freddy Scott, Ryan Lott, Volker Bertelmannand, and more.

See the full list of nominees and winners below, with links to explore their soundtracks.


Best Music Supervision for Film Budgeted Over $25 Million

George Drakoulias for Barbie

Matt Aberle for The Holdovers

Deva Anderson, Rachel Lautzenheiser for My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3

Stephanie Diaz-Matos, Philippe Pierre for They Cloned Tyrone

Steven Gizicki for Maestro

Kirsten Lane for Saltburn

Kier Lehman for Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

Frankie Pine for Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret.

James A. Taylor for Wonka

Andrea von Foerster for Air


Best Music Supervision for Film Budgeted $25 Million And Under

Toko Nagata for Joy Ride

Lucy Bright for The Iron Claw
Kevin Edelman for Jesus Revolution
Connie Farr for All of Us Strangers
Carly Hildebrand, Natalie Hayden for Polite Society
Vanessa Jorge Perry for Flamin’ Hot

Best Music Supervision for Film Budgeted $10 Million And Under

Lindsay Wolfington for Theater Camp

Adam Bennati for Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
Jody Colero for Brother
Meghan Currier for Past Lives
Tracy McKnight for Somewhere in Queens
Howard Paar for Eileen
Andy Ross, Ben Sokoler for War Pony
Michael Turner for Paint

Best Music Supervision for a Non-Theatrically Released Film

(Tie) Angela Asistio for Chang Can Dunk

(Tie) Toko Nagata for Totally Killer

Linda Cohen for Please Don’t Destroy: The Treasure of Foggy Mountain
David Fish for Rye Lane
Liz Gallacher for Sitting in Bars with Cake
Rob Lowry, Tracy McKnight for Family Switch
Javier Nuño, Joe Rodríguez for A Million Miles Away
Wyler Sanca for Heist 88
Derryck Big Tank Thornton for Praise This

Best Song Written and/or Recorded for a Film

What Was I Made For?’ from Barbie
Songwriters: Billie Eilish O’Connell, Finneas O’Connell
Performer: Billie Eilish
Music Supervisor: George Drakoulias

Am I Dreaming’ from Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse
Songwriters: Mike Dean, Peter Lee Johnson, Rakim Mayers, Roisee, Leland Wayne, Landon Wayne Performers: Metro Boomin, A$AP Rocky, Roisee
Music Supervisor: Kier Lehman

Camp Isn’t Home’ from Theater Camp
Songwriters: Noah Galvin, Molly Gordon, Nick Lieberman, Ben Platt, Mark Sonnenblick
Performers: Alexander Bello, Bailee Bonick, Donovan Colan, Noah Galvin, Molly Gordon, Luke Islam, Madisen Lora, Kyndra Sanchez, Jack Sobolewski, Quinn Titcomb
Music Supervisor: Lindsay Wolfington

Can’t Catch Me Now’ from The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes
Songwriters: Dan Nigro, Olivia Rodrigo
Performer: Olivia Rodrigo
Music Supervisor: Hillary Holmes

I’m Just Ken’ from Barbie
Songwriters: Mark Ronson, Andrew Wyatt
Performer: Ryan Gosling
Music Supervisor: George Drakoulias

It Never Went Away’ from American Symphony
Songwriters: Jon Batiste, Dan Wilson
Performer: Jon Batiste
Music Supervisor: Priya Autrey

Juicy’ from Joy Ride
Songwriters: Isak Alvedahl, Kirubel Swedin, Sandra Wikstrom
Performer: Ramengvrl
Music Supervisor: Toko Nagata

Little Bit ‘O Soul’ from Totally Killer
Songwriters: John Carter, Kenneth Hawker
Performer: The Linda Lindas
Music Supervisor: Toko Nagata

Quiet Eyes’ from Past Lives
Songwriters: Zachary Dawes, Sharon Van Etten
Performer: Sharon Van Etten
Music Supervisor: Meghan Currier

Road to Freedom’ from Rustin
Songwriter: Lenny Kravitz
Performer: Lenny Kravitz
Music Supervisor: Barry Cole


Best Music Supervision – Television Drama

Gabe Hilfer for The White Lotus Season 2

Ed Bailie, Abi Leland, Toby Williams for Top Boy Season 3
Zoë Ellen Bryant, Pete Saville for I Hate Suzie Too Season 2
Rick Clark for Dark Winds Season 2
Nora Felder for Yellowjackets Season 2
Jonathan Leahy, Manish Raval, Tom Wolfe for Welcome to Chippendales Season 1
Janine Scalise for The L Word: Generation Q Season 3

Best Music Supervision – Television Comedy or Musical

Frankie Pine for Daisy Jones & The Six Season 1

Matt Biffa for Sex Education Season 4
Leah Harrison for I’m a Virgo Season 1
Mike Moreno for Mariachis Season 1
Javier Nuño, One Six, Joe Rodríguez for Neon Season 1
Robin Urdang for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Season 5
Justine von Winterfeldt for Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin Season 1
Laura Webb, Lindsay Wolfington for XO, Kitty Season 1

Best Music Supervision – Reality Television

Carrie Hughes for Love & Hip Hop: Miami Season 5

Greg Danylyshyn for Teen Mom: The Next Chapter Season 1
Peter Davis for Are You The One? Season 9
Jon Ernst for Love Is Blind Season 5
Sara Torres, Jordan Young for Love Island USA Season 5

Best Song Written and/or Recorded for Television

Look At Us Now (Honeycomb)’ from Daisy Jones & The Six
Songwriters: Jason Boesel, Blake Mills, Marcus Mumford, Johnathan Rice, Stephony Smith
Performer: Daisy Jones & The Six
Music Supervisor: Frankie Pine

A Beautiful Game’ from Ted Lasso
Songwriters: Max Martin, Ed Sheeran, Foy Vance
Performer: Ed Sheeran
Music Supervisors: Christa Miller, Tony Von Pervieux

City On Fire’ from City on Fire
Songwriter: Zach Ellis
Performer: Ex Post Facto
Music Supervisor: Jonathan Leahy

Esperando Pelitos’ from Big Mouth
Songwriter: Lin-Manuel Miranda
Performers: Robin De Jesús, PJ Sin Suela
Music Supervisor: Amanda Krieg Thomas

‘I Found You’ from The L Word: Generation Q
Songwriters: Annalia Marie Mallory, Viv Parker, Lexxi Taylor Saal
Performer: India Carney
Music Supervisor: Janine Scalise

The Manster (Dr. Hunkenstein’s Theme)’ from Welcome to Chippendales
Songwriters: Dan Bern, Siddhartha Khosla, Robert Siegel, Mike Viola
Performer: Welcome to Chippendales cast
Music Supervisors: Jonathan Leahy, Manish Raval, Tom Wolfe

Pussy Don’t Lie’ from Big Mouth
Songwriters: Megan Pete, Mark Rivers
Performer: Megan Thee Stallion
Music Supervisor: Amanda Krieg Thomas

‘Staplehead’ from Poker Face
Songwriters: John Darnielle, Jamey Jasta
Performer: Doxxxology
Music Supervisor: Thomas Golubić


Best Music Supervision for a Documentary

Jonathan Finegold for Little Richard: I Am Everything

Justin Feldman for All Up in the Biz
Joel C. High for Maxine’s Baby: The Tyler Perry Story
Susan Jacobs for Wild Life
Aminé Ramer, Andrea von Foerster for Peter Case: A Million Miles Away
Amani Burt Blackarach Smith for Stamped from the Beginning
Allison Wood for Last Stop Larrimah

Best Music Supervision in a Docuseries

Andrea von Foerster for Welcome to Wrexham Season 2

Janet Billig Rich, Lisa Moberly for Dear Mama Season 1
James Cartwright for Muscles & Mayhem: An Unauthorized Story of American Gladiators Season 1
Kyle McKeveny, Joe Rudge for The Super Models Season 1
Willa Yudell for Arnold Season 1


Best Music Supervision in Advertising (Synch)

Scott McDaniel for Run This Town – The Road to Halftime Starts on Rihanna Drive

Jeremy Daw, JT Griffith for Nike: A Feel for Every You
Andrew Kahn, Morgan Thoryk for Check ‘Em Out
Sunny Kapoor, Mike Ladman, Mara Techam for Going Out in Style in the Greatest Story Ever Worn
Sunny Kapoor, Mike Ladman, Brandy Ricker, Mara Techam for One Fair Exchange in the Greatest Story Ever Worn
Mike Ladman, Mara Techam for Rumble
Sara Matarazzo, Stephanie Pigott, Danielle Soury for American Gothic
Lilah Obregon-Wilson for Wear Your Shine – The Coach Shine Collection
Jonathan Wellbelove for iPhone 14 – Action Mode

Best Music Supervision in Advertising (Original Music)

Nicole Palko, Jonathan Wellbelove for iPhone 15 Plus – Miss You

Abbey Hendrix, Mika Sheerin, Jonathan Wellbelove for iPhone 15 Pro – On with the Show
Mike Ladman, Mara Techam for Unshattered
Mike Ladman, Mara Techam for More of Life Brought to Life – Sneakers
Sara Matarazzo, Stephanie Pigott, Danielle Soury for Xbox Series X|S – Wake Up and Dream


Best Music Supervision in a Trailer – Film

Angel Mendoza for Killers of the Flower Moon – Official Teaser Trailer

Maggie Baron for Problemista – Official Trailer
Deric Berberabe, Jordan Silverberg for Killers of the Flower Moon – Official Trailer 2
Calum Brice-Stevens for All of Us Strangers – Official Trailer
Danny Exum, Derek Liner for Sisu – Official Trailer
Bobby Gumm for Damsel – Official Trailer
Scenery Samundra, Gregory Sweeney for Priscilla – Official Trailer

Best Music Supervision in a Trailer – Series

Rochelle Holguin Cappello, Katie Pool for Yellowjackets Season 2 – Official Trailer

Isaac Allaway, Eduardo Fontes Williams for The Crown Season 6 – Part 2 Trailer
Maggie Baron for The Idol – Official Teaser Trailer
Deric Berberabe, Jordan Silverberg for Monarch: Legacy of Monsters – Official Trailer
Deric Berberabe, Jordan Silverberg for Swarm – Official Trailer
Bobby Gumm for The Witcher Season 3 – Official Trailer
Sanaz Lavaedian, Marina Polites for Griselda – Official Trailer

Best Music Supervision in a Trailer – Video Game & Interactive

Rebecca Bergman, Brian Murphy for Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League – Official Justice League Trailer – No More Heroes

Jonny Altepeter, Peter Li for Valorant – Iso Agent Trailer – Myths
Chris Fox, Kyle Hopkins for South of Midnight – Announce Trailer
Lindsey Kohon, Naaman Snell, Ryan Tomlin, Brandon Young for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III – Gameplay Reveal Trailer
Raphaella Lima, Michael Sherwood for Apex Legends: Ignite – Launch Trailer
Nick Maker for Marathon – Official Announce Trailer
Ryan Tomlin, Brandon Young for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III – Makarov Reveal Trailer


Best Music Supervision in a Video Game (Synch)

Alex Hackford for Marvel’s Spider-Man 2
Alex Hackford, Sophie Levine, Monty Mudd for MLB ’23: The Show
Maya Halfon Cordova for Forza Horizon 5: Rally Adventure
Raphaella Lima, Cybele Pettus, Steve Schnur for EA SPORTS FC 24
Raphaella Lima, Cybele Pettus, Steve Schnur for F1 23
Raphaella Lima, Cybele Pettus, Steve Schnur for Madden NFL 24
Ryan Tomlin, Brandon Young for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II, Season 2-6

Best Music Supervision in a Video Game (Original Music)

Alex Hackford, Scott Hanau, Keith Leary for Marvel’s Spider-Man 2
Composer: John Paesano

Simon Landry, Alex Riviere for Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora
Composer: Pinar Toprak

Steve Schnur for Star Wars Jedi: Survivor
Composers: Stephen Barton, Gordy Haab

Jaren Tolman for Hogwarts Legacy
Composers: Peter Murray, Chuck E. Myers, J. Scott Rakozy

Austin Wintory for Stray Gods: The Roleplaying Musical
Composers: Montaigne, Tripod, Austin Wintory

Brandon Young for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III
Composer: Walter Mair

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