The Guild of Music Supervisors held its star-studded 13th annual award ceremony this evening at The Wiltern Theatre, celebrating outstanding achievement in the craft of Music Supervision in film, television, documentaries, games, advertising, and trailers.  Oscar-nominated leading actors, iconic songwriters, producers, and composers joined the Guild to honor these Music Supervisor tastemakers, who were recognized for their stellar accomplishments in 2022. Rob Lowry took home a double-win for his work on Cha Cha Real Smooth and Do Revenge.  The Oscar-nominated original song “This is a Life” from Everything Everywhere All At Once by David Byrne, Ryan Lott and Mitski won for Best Song Written and/or Recorded for a Film. Paul Williams received the Icon Award to celebrate his contributions to the music and film industry and Pilar McCurry was posthumously awarded the Legacy Award for her impact within the industry over the course of her career.

Keeping music at the forefront, audience members were treated to a surprise performance from Macy Gray, along with lively sets by Gaby Moreno, Ruth B, and Joy Olakdukon, with additional tribute to Paul Williams by Sam DeRosa, Nella Rojas, and Joshua Radin.  

“It is with immense pride that we congratulate the winners of our 13th Annual Awards,” says Joel C. High – President of the Guild of Music Supervisors. “The craft of telling stories with music is recognized more and more as a global force in the entertainment business and in culture.  These awards last night highlight the top of the field but the truth is that we at the guild honor the fine work of all of our members in the various crafts year round.”

Presenters from the evening included: Sharon Stone, Debbie Allen, Stephanie Economou, Tom Everett Scott, Pamela Adlon, Lindsey Blaufarb, Odeya Rush, Christopher McDonald, Aloe Blacc, Justin Hurwitz, Joel C. High, Steve Schnur, Jen Malone, Nora Felder, Sami Posner, Sanaz Lavaedian, Amine Ramer, Ed Gerrard, Steve Gizicki, and Howard Parr.

Select photos from the event can be found here 

The event is produced by the Guild of Music Supervisors Awards Production Committee: President Joel C. High & Vice President Madonna Wade-Reed. Show Production is handled by Angelia Bibbs-Sanders from ABS Collective with Talent Producer, Julie Donsky, and Technical Production by Nick Urbom from Big Push Media Group.

The complete winners list for the 13th Annual Guild of Music Supervisors Awards is listed below.


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 a Film                                                                   

“This Is A Life” from Everything Everywhere All At Once

Songwriters: Ryan Lott, David Byrne, Mitski Miyawaki

Performers: David Byrne, Mitski, Son Lux

Music Supervisors: Lauren Marie Mikus, Bruce Gilbert                                                               


Best Music Supervision – Television Drama                                                             

Nora Felder – Stranger Things Season 4                  

Best Music Supervision – Television Comedy or Musical                                                    

Kier Lehman – Insecure Season 5

Best Music Supervision – Reality Television                                                                         

Adam Brodsky, Rivka Rose – The Come Up Season 1                                                                           

Best Song Written and/or Recorded for Television                                                             

“Perfect Day” from Better Call Saul – Season 6 Ep. 9 – “Fun and Games”

Songwriter: Harry Nilsson

Performers: Dresage, Slow Shiver

Music Supervisor: Thomas Golubić


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 Trailer – Film                                                                                       

Evelin Garcia – Black Panther: Wakanda Forever – Teaser “Leaders”

Best Music Supervision in a Trailer – Series  

Deric Berberabe, Jordan Silverberg – The White Lotus Season 2

Best Music Supervision in a Trailer – Video Game & Interactive

Lindsey Kohon, Naaman Snell – Destiny 2: The Witch Queen – Launch Trailer


Best Music Supervision in Advertising (Synch)                                                                                

Abbey Hendrix, Jonathan Wellbelove – Apple – The Greatest

Best Music Supervision in Advertising (Original Music)                                                       

Sunny Kapoor, Mike Ladman, Brad Nayman, Brandy Ricker – Meta – Good Ideas Deserve to be Found: A (Slightly) Life-Changing Story


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

About the Guild of Music Supervisors 

The Guild of Music Supervisors is a non-profit organization that was founded in 2010 with the mission to promote the craft of Music Supervision within all forms of media. The Guild holds numerous networking and educational events throughout the year that include the annual State of Music in Media Conference and recently a mentorship program for aspiring Music Supervisors. For more information, please visit www.guildofmusicsupervisors.com