‘Encanto,’ ‘Sex Education’ Wins Best Song Nods at Guild of Music Supervisors Awards

Mandi Collier took home two awards for her work on 'Sylvie's Love' and 'Zola,' while 'The White Lotus' and 'Lovecraft Country' also won.
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“Dos Oruguitas” from Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Encanto and “F*** the Pain Away” from episodes 302 and 307 of Sex Education won the best song written and/or recorded for film and television, respectively, at the 2022 Guild of Music Supervisors Awards.

Mandi Collier took home two awards Sunday night for her work on Sylvie’s Love and Zola, while Steven Gizicki, who gave his acceptance speech in a shirt and tie that matched his dog’s outfit, won in the best music supervision for films budgeted over $25 million for Tick, Tick… Boom! Lovecraft Country and The White Lotus took home awards for their respective first seasons as well. Best music supervision for a documentary was awarded to Angela Asistio for Val.

The 12th annual awards ceremony was held virtually on Sunday night at the Ace Hotel in Los Angeles, celebrating outstanding crafts of music supervisors in film, TV, documentaries, games, advertising and trailers. Diane Warren received the Icon Award while music supervisor Mitchell Leib was awarded the Legacy Award. Warren and Leib presented each other with their respective awards on Zoom, although they were in the same room.

“You’ve touched something like 400 films in your career, worked with some of the greatest directors, producers, filmmakers and songwriters, and every artist under the sun, and you are loved by your co-workers and staff, which is the greatest testament to being a boss,” Warren said to Leib, before playing a sizzle reel that included his work on Pirates of the CaribbeanPretty Woman and Beauty and the Beast.

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“[The Guild of Music Supervisors] are calling you an icon for a good reason, Diane, you’re the definition of the word — widely recognized, well-established as a brand name, acknowledged for distinctive excellence,” Leib said to Warren. “Thirteen Oscar nominations alone? Your first in 1998 was Starship’s ‘Nothing Gonna Stop Us Now’ from the movie Mannequin. Nobody remembers Mannequin! And the latest nomination for best song, this year’s ‘Somehow You Do,’ which is an appropriate title because Diane — somehow you always do — write your next best song.”

A sizzle reel was then launched about Warren’s career, including working with artists Celine Dion, Aerosmith, Cher, Michael Bolton and more. She herself has sold 150 million records, which Leib said supplies a lot of “feed for her animals on the ranch.

During the ceremony, Bahari performed their single “Savage,” with Goapele performing the GMS Award-nominated best song for television, “Look at Us” from Homecoming, and Aloe Blacc performed the Oscar-nominated song “Somehow You Do,” written by Warren.

Joel C. High, president of the guild, opened the show virtually alongside vp Madonna Wade-Reed. Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar stars Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo presented the first award.

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Javier Bardem, Jessica Chastain, Miranda, Ryan Tedder, Marlon Wayans, Dave Burd (aka Lil Dicky), Rickey Minor, Rufus Wainwright, Wendy Melvoin & Lisa Coleman, Laura Karpman, Glen Hansard and Steve Burns all presented at the award show as well.

The Guild of Music Supervisors was founded in 2010 and promotes the craft of music supervision.

A full list of winners follows.

FILM

Best Music Supervision for Film Budgeted Over $25 Million                                             

Steven Gizicki – Tick, Tick… Boom!    

Best Music Supervision for Film Budgeted Under $25 Million                   

Julianne Jordan, Justine von Winterfeldt – Barb And Star Go To Vista Del Mar       

Best Music Supervision for Film Budgeted Under $10 Million                                           

Mandi Collier, Frankie Pine – Sylvie’s Love

Best Music Supervision for Film Budgeted Under $5 Million                                                         

Mandi Collier, Jen Malone, Nicole Weisberg – Zola

Best Song Written and/or Recorded for a Film                                                                   

“Dos Oruguitas” from Encanto

Songwriter: Lin-Manuel Miranda

Performer: Sebastián Yatra

Music Supervisor: Tom MacDougall

TELEVISION

Best Music Supervision – Television Drama                                                             

Liza Richardson – Lovecraft Country – Season 1

Best Music Supervision – Television Comedy or Musical                                                    

Janet Lopez – The White Lotus – Season 1

Best Music Supervision – Reality Television                                                                        

Sarah Bromberg, Stephanie Diaz-Matos, Eric Medina – Sweet Life: Los Angeles – Season 1

Best Music Supervision – Television Movie                                                             

Laura Webb, Lindsay Wolfington – To All The Boys: Always And Forever

Best Song Written and/or Recorded for Television                                                            

Title: “F*** The Pain Away”

Songwriter: Merrill Nisker (aka Peaches)

Performers: The Moordale Singers and Oli Julian

Program: Sex Education

Episodes 302 and 307

Music Supervisor: Matt Biffa

DOCUMENTARIES

Best Music Supervision for a Documentary                                                 

Angela Asistio – Val

Best Music Supervision in a Docuseries                                                                                           

Aminé Ramer – HBO Music Box Series: “Mr. Saturday Night,” “Woodstock 99: Peace, Love, And Rage,” “Juice WRLD: Into the Abyss,” “DMX: Don’t Try To Understand,” “Jagged,” “Listening to Kenny G”

TRAILERS

Best Music Supervision in a Trailer                                                                                      

Toddrick Spalding – King Richard

ADVERTISING 

Best Music Supervision in Advertising (Synch)                                                                                

Jonathan Wellbelove – Apple – “iPhone 12 – Fumble”

Best Music Supervision in Advertising (Original Music)                                                      

Jonathan Hecht, Sarah Tembeckjian – New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation, The Trombone Shorty Foundation – “Rise And Shine”

VIDEO GAMES

Best Music Supervision in a Video Game                                                                

Raphaella Lima, Cybele Pettus, Ben Werdegar – FIFA 22

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